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Is Your Champagne Vegan?

Is Your Champagne Vegan? post image

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 […] Read more

Spotlight: Allison’s Gourmet post image

“Conscious Decadence: Exquisite Treats for Grown-Up Palates” Need a special holiday gift for family or friends? Look no further! Allison’s Gourmet is a consciously vegan company, offering organic, vegan and fair-trade sweets of every kind. Baked goods, artisan chocolate truffles, fudge, caramels, toffee, brittle, peanut butter cups, peppermint crème patties, and more; available on their own, […] Read more

Spotlight: Viva La Vegan Grocery post image

“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 […] Read more

Are Your Cosmetics Vegan?

Are Your Cosmetics Vegan? post image

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! post image

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 […] Read more

Is Your Bread Vegan?

Is Your Bread Vegan? post image

Any processed food, including bread, is likely to have a block paragraph of polysyllabic ingredients printed on its packaging. From duck feathers to pancreatic enzymes, commercial bread provides a whole new collection of reasons for everyone to learn how to decipher an ingredients list.

Natural Food Coloring from Tomatoes! post image

Although the insect-derived carmine has been widely accepted as a ‘natural’ alternative to chemical dyes, it has recently received an increasing amount of public attention from squeamish consumers… Enter, Tomat-O-Red.

5 Delicious Raw Vegan Pie Recipes! post image

From a classic American Apple pie to our Tropical Mango Banana Pie, these simple, fun and raw Gentle World pie recipes put a new twist on both classic and exotic desserts.

Vitamin D and Lanolin post image

A number of common foods are enriched with vitamin D without specifying which form of the vitamin they contain or how it was derived. And, as opaque as this may already seem, some companies that manufacture and distribute vitamin D supplements have demonstrably confused ideas of what the term vegan actually means.

Keeping Animal Bones Out of Sugar post image

Sugar seems vegan at a glance; it comes from a plant after all. But when the natural sugars from the plant are refined in a factory, they are often filtered through bone char.