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Attitude

From household cleaning, to body care, to baby-safe products, ATTITUDE offers a wide and ever-growing selection of affordable yet high-quality household products made entirely with plant and mineral-derived ingredients.

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Monk Fruit: the New Kid in Town

Monk fruit, a.k.a. Luo han guo, is a relatively new addition to the American food scene, receiving its GRAS status (generally recognized as safe) in 2010. Most people find the taste pleasant and closer to sugar than other natural alternatives, which may explain monk fruit’s surge in popularity.

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Read more about the article Optimum Nutrition for Vegan Pregnancy
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Optimum Nutrition for Vegan Pregnancy

Well-planned vegan diets are suitable for all stages of life (including pregnancy, lactation, and infancy) and they may also aid in the prevention of certain diseases. Adequate nutrient and caloric intake are crucial for making sure your pregnancy is as healthy as it can possibly be.

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Egg-Free Omelettes

One of our favorite ways to prepare tofu is as an omelette or a scramble. It’s good for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and you can make so many variations that the possibilities are seemingly endless.

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Summer Smoothies

Not only are they quick and easy to make, but smoothies are a great way to incorporate more fresh fruit into your diet. If you’re bold enough to add some fresh leafy greens to the mix, your body will thank you for providing it with a whole assortment of essential nutrients.

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Cashew Carrot Paté

This recipe is, quite simply, fantastic. It’s quick and easy to make, healthy and nutritious, and so delicious that it wins everybody over. In fact, we serve this paté whenever we do any kind of educational event, because it’s just so incredibly good.

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Thanksgiving

As we approach the seasonal massacre of which these magnificent birds have become perversely and paradoxically symbolic, the momentary burst of happiness granted by their calls is interrupted by the painful reminder of who these individuals are considered to be by others of my kind: bodies without souls entitled to not even the most basic of birthrights — life itself.

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Sun Shines On

Those of us who have been inspired by this pioneering woman offer our heartfelt thanks for all she has given to us and to the world, and trust that she rests in the peace she has earned as a result of the countless lives that have been changed for the better thanks to her courage, her generosity of spirit, and her commitment to bringing to life her truly inspired vision of a vegan world.

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Read more about the article The Elephant in the Room
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The Elephant in the Room

We are called vegans, and although we come from differing nations, cultures, religions, economic stations, genders and ages, we share a powerful bond. We have all seen the elephant in the room, and agree that the only humane response is to withdraw our support.

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Summery Blueberry Pie

One of the best things about summer is the fresh produce that reaches its peak during the hot season, especially blueberries. Aside from eating them by the handful, enjoying them in a pie is another amazing way to reap the huge benefits of this little berry.

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Paradise Bound

Veganism is as essential to peace as peace is to Paradise. It topples the foundation of violence and cruelty upon which our terribly imperfect governments, cultures, societies and religions are built. It frees us from the self-absorption that fuels our conflicts. It inspires an expansive and inclusive way of living heretofore unknown to our species.

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Pioneers of Peace

On February 22nd, Gentle World's Co-founders Light and Sun celebrated their 47th veganniversary, providing living proof that vegan human beings can not only lead an exemplary, love-filled, respectful, responsible, caring, healthy, active and vibrant…

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A Feeling of Home

Dogs have not only been some of my best friends, but some of my greatest teachers. There is no doubt in my mind that my feeling for dogs was a significant factor in my vegan epiphany, since it was not a far leap from the eyes of my best friends to the eyes of the first cow I ever saw crying tears of sorrow.

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Read more about the article To Restore the Promise of Life
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To Restore the Promise of Life

Have you ever looked into the eyes of a sow? She is not the “mere animal” you think you know. She senses and smells your presence. She can see your silhouette cast against the light. She advances, timidly, and seeks your eyes. Her orbs measure you, depose your shield of solid convictions and seek the empathic spark that is dormant within you.

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10 Things You Should Know About Animal Testing

Most consumers would never suspect that many of the products they purchase on a regular basis have been tested on animals. However, one simply needs to stroll down the aisle of a local grocery store or pharmacy to be surrounded by companies that routinely conduct animal vivisection

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Stop Heating Oil. Try the Water Sauté Method!

You've probably heard that heating oils can result in the "production of oxidized compounds and free radicals detrimental to your health." But there’s a simple healthy way to cut out oil whenever you're stir frying veggies or sautéing greens, and it’s called the water sauté method.

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25+ Vegan Sources of Calcium

Calcium is an essential nutrient in our diet. But not all calcium is equal. Did you know that although animal milks have calcium in them, they also leach calcium from the bones? Thankfully, there are plenty of calcium-rich plants to get this essential nutrient from, and we’ve provided a list to get you started.

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The Modern Animal Industry

As demand for animal products increases, so does the industry’s need to find ever more competitive methods of turning live animals into neatly-wrapped packages of muscle and bone. The result? Ever-faster line speeds, ever more mechanization, and mass production like we have never yet seen.

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An Open Letter to the Leaders of the Progressive Movement

If you are not yet vegan yourself, you might be moving in that direction or have a friend or two who is. You may even be convinced by now that veganism is a reasonable solution to many of the world's problems. Perhaps, you have secretly envisioned doing it yourself, someday... when you are ready.

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Read more about the article Could You Kill An Animal?
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Could You Kill An Animal?

To actively participate in the death of an animal forces people to deaden a part of themselves, with consequences that we may not even be aware of. Is it fair to place that burden on those who carry out this despicable task in order to allow the rest of us to partake of the spoils while avoiding getting our hands dirty?

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The Colored Entrance

Did you stand up for the rights of the enslaved, the oppressed, the massacred? Did you withdraw your support for every single shameful service the exploitation industry provides? Did you speak up on behalf of the billions of innocent victims and plead with the rest of humanity to do the same?

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Read more about the article Our Dedication Will Never Waiver
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Our Dedication Will Never Waiver

We didn't know that there was a word "vegan" at the time. There were no health food stores, no tofu, and no animal rights movement that we knew of. We have been spreading the word since we knew there was a word to spread. If we kept silent and that silence allowed more animals to suffer, we would wonder if our words could have saved their lives.

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Read more about the article What’s Wrong with Leather?
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What’s Wrong with Leather?

It's often assumed that leather is merely a byproduct of meat, and that it does not contribute to a profoundly brutal and immoral institution. This is a false assumption. Not only is it highly profitable for the meat industry, much of the world's leather comes from animals killed primarily for their skins.

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