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Rune Kjær Rasmussen, Odense, Denmark I have a T-shirt that says “I am vegan because I love life.” That is how simple it really is to me. I deeply love the idea that I can live as respectfully as possible by being vegan. I think of it as releasing as much empathy into every corner […] Read more

Several years ago, I was browsing in a small health food store when I caught sight of an essential oil diffuser vigorously pumping a fine mist into the air. Not having seen a nebulizing diffuser before, I was quite intrigued. I’ve finally had the chance to really learn what they’re all about now that our organization […] Read more

Though they have been around for ages, chia seeds have earned a lot of buzz in recent years for their versatility and the notion that they can be considered a “superfood” in some contexts. These claims come from the nutritional value that chia seeds contain, but did you ever think about growing them at home? […] Read more

If you asked me what’s the cheapest diet in the world, I would repeat back to you the sage words of financial guru Dave Ramsey:  “Rice and beans, beans and rice.” Now, Dave Ramsey is no vegan; his expertise is in advising debtors how to scrimp and save in order to save money. But he’s […] Read more

Who could resist the smell of pancakes on a Sunday morning? (Or on any other morning, for that matter…) Here’s a recipe we love to break out when we have friends to stay. ‘Mom’s Pancakes’ is fondly named after a friend’s mother (particularly talented in the baking department) who created the recipe by ‘veganizing‘ one […] Read more

So… We’re trying something we’ve never done before, and that is to introduce our readers to a potential affiliate partner for Gentle World. Generally speaking, it’s hard to find companies that we’re 100% comfortable with recommending. But our volunteers had the chance to sample Splendid Spoon’s selection, and we were really very impressed! We hope you’ll […] Read more

I’m a Vegan Vet

written by Andrew Knight, D.V.M. ~ United Kingdom Once on a hike in America someone asked me what I did, and I replied “I’m a vet”. She asked, in all seriousness, “What war were you in?” For a sun, sea and surf-loving creature from Australia, this was something of a shock. Wars are about as rare for […] Read more

Gentle World’s master grower Magic Rees has hit a home run with his 2021 veganic ventures. As some readers might recall, Magic did a tremendous amount of work last season, with the help of our partner organization, Te Whare Rongoa, toward expanding Gentle World’s veganic growing power. As well as preparing the ground for a sizable new growing […] Read more

I Was Wrong

The following was written by a Reddit user and posted to the r/vegan subreddit on February 20th. It is reprinted here with kind permission from the author, Nick Salamone.   I’ve always thought being vegan was absurd, extreme, unhealthy, unnecessary, blah blah blah… I’ve spent the last six months transitioning to vegetarian and then vegan. I’ve […] Read more

Craig Cline, Salem, Oregon, USA I will always be vegan because “it’s the Golden Rule thing to do.” This moral and ethical precept teaches us that we should behave toward others as we would have others behave toward us. Non-vegans conveniently take the word “others” to mean other humans. Vegans consider others to include ALL […] Read more