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A Light Inside

Keith Berger, South Florida, USA I will always live vegan because, ever since the moment my eyes were opened to the horrors and atrocities of the culture of animal exploitation pervasive throughout our current global community, I refuse to participate in, support or encourage the system of animal slavery, torture, rape, mutilation, deprivation and wholly […] Read more

May 16th

This August will mark the third anniversary of our acquisition of 34 magnificent acres of agricultural land on the Big Island of Hawaii. This breakthrough was made possible in 2017 thanks to a philanthropic loan in recognition of all Gentle World has done, over the past 50 years, to contribute to the—now snowballing—rise of veganism […] Read more

My Only Certainty

Melanie Thomet, South Africa They say that the only things that are certain in this life are death and taxes. My imagination begs to disagree. The philosopher in me has debated death—the form of death; the beyond of death; the fear of death—from every angle. There is little about death that seems certain to my […] Read more

Living a Lie

Akiko Iwasa, Japan I can say with conviction and without any hesitation that I will always be a vegan. I still remember very clearly when I became free from the brainwashing we are all subjected to about the necessity of eating other animals. I was truly shocked, angry, and in despair. How could we all […] Read more

50 Years of Veganism!

Way back in 1970, Gentle World was not yet even a dream in the minds of its founders, but these two individuals were already beginning to lay the foundation for all that their organization has since achieved, by cementing their own commitment to what became, in February of this year, the 50th anniversary of their veganism. […] Read more

In observance of the 50th anniversary of his veganism, Gentle World’s co-founder Light is interviewed by Butterflies Katz. Tell us briefly how a man born with a “normal” name came to go through life with the name “Light”. I was given the name Burton; a name which originally meant Bright Raven or Fortified Homestead. In my […] Read more

Animal

Less than 24 hours after Joaquin Phoenix took the stage to accept his well-deserved (and long overdue) award, the internet was alive with commentary about what was, without a doubt, a cultural moment worthy of our attention. Given Joaquin’s history, it’s possible that Big Dairy might have seen it coming […] Read more

Gentle World is continuing our summer education program in New Zealand’s Far North, collaborating once again with Te Whare Rongoā for our first event at the Te Ahu cinema in Kaitaia. The evening was a big success, and we have already received a number of inquiries from individuals expressing interest in a follow-up cooking class, which […] Read more

Chocolate Cream Pie

The deliciously ‘creamy’ texture of silken tofu creates the perfect base for everything from salad dressings and pasta sauces to soy yogurt and even… chocolate cream pie. Yes, chocolate cream pie for vegans… Does life get any better? This decadent dessert is deliciously velvety and delightfully rich, yet it contains zero animal products. If you don’t […] Read more

Book Sale!

Gentle World’s original publication is the Cookbook for People who Love Animals, a classic of the movement that is much-loved as one of the very first vegan cookbooks in the US. It has sold over 100,000 copies in the nearly 40 years since its publication. Now that the new climate of food blogs and Instagram […] Read more