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The Birds of the Down Industry

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Down is designed to help keep waterfowl warm, but it is now commonly used and promoted as a "natural" stuffing for warm clothing and bedding for humans instead.

New Resources for Vegan Dogs and Cats

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Gentle World volunteers frequently receive inquiries from vegans looking for reliable information about feeding a healthy, nutritious plant-based diet to their companion animals.

Ocean’s Alive Marine Phytoplankton

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During the past decade, the popularity of super foods has been growing, as more and more people are looking for ways to combat the effects of our increasingly toxic environment, bad diet habits, unhealthy lifestyle choices and the stress of modern living. Of course, for us vegans, the first question is whether or not the [...]

Spotlight: Morrocco Method Products

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We recently received some samples from Morrocco Method Products, a hair care company that specializes in natural vegan products for skin and hair, as well as chemical-free shampoos and conditioners for cats, dogs and horses. "Through over 40 years of experience in the holistic hair care industry, here at Morrocco Method, we offer you the [...]

Dental Chews for Vegan Dogs

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Some dogs have a problem with dental tartar, and our rescued boy is one of them. Over the past couple of years, we've had to adopt a rigorous dental cleaning regimen for Valiant, because otherwise his teeth become quickly covered in plaque that is a nightmare to remove. In addition to snacks of crunchy kibble, [...]

Support Vegan Businesses for Valentine’s Day!

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With Valentine's Day around the corner, what could be a better excuse for indulging in a little chocolate therapy with a beloved friend? (Or alone, for that matter - there's less chocolate competition that way.) Nowadays, the range of vegan chocolate treats is so extensive it's enough to make a person wish she could just [...]

What’s Wrong with Leather?

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Unlike some animal ingredients, leather can usually be spotted quickly, but since it's also so ubiquitous it can just as easily be overlooked.  You'll find leather in clothing and personal accessory items, like shoes, belts, gloves, and handbags.  It can show up unexpectedly on some of these items, such as in the case of leather [...]

5 Vegan Alternatives to Milk

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While some vegan milks (such as soy) have a flavor similar to cow’s milk, others (like coconut and hazelnut) offer a new perspective on how tasty plant-based milks can be. Whether added to cereals or smoothies or enjoyed on their own, non-dairy plant based milks can be bought unfortified, or fortified with important minerals and vitamins such as [...]

Is Your Champagne Vegan?

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Is your Champagne flute ready for Valentine's Day? If, like many others, you plan to celebrate with this bubbly celebratory drink, you should know that it may not be vegan. Also see: Is Your Alcohol Vegan? Bon Appetit explains that the base for Champagne is typically a dry wine made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, or a [...]

Spotlight: Viva La Vegan Grocery

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"The largest vegan grocery store on Earth" For Gentle World founders Light and Sun, a vegan supermarket was once a dream, when they would search in vain for delicious vegan food, way back in the seventies. Now that dream has come true, with a retail outlet located in Rancho Cucamonga, California, Viva La Vegan... A 100% vegan [...]

Are Your Cosmetics Vegan?

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Is your makeup brush made with goat hair or synthetic bristles? Does your eye shadow have fish scales or mineral mica? There are many alternatives to cosmetics that use animal products, and many conscious companies are providing not only vegan lines, but organic and environmentally friendly choices as well.

Florida Vegan Event a Huge Success!

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On September 8th, Gentle World sponsored "It's Easy to be Vegan!" - a free vegan educational day in South Florida that attracted over 200 people. This vegan extravaganza was facilitated by M. Butterflies Katz, along with a fantastic team of vegan volunteers whose collective effort created a hugely successful event. "It's Easy to be Vegan" was [...]