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articles by: Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

3 Keys to Creating Healthy Vegan Meals

Many new vegans are curious about the health benefits of a plant-based diet and how to go about planning meals that will not only fulfill their nutritional needs, but may also improve their current le…

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3 Reasons to Stop Eating Honey

  "Unique among all God's creatures, only the honeybee improves the environment and preys not on any other species." ~ Royden Brown From the basil plant a strong hum sounds, soft wings …

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Let This Year be Cruelty-Free

Even without our Gregorian calendars urging us to shift into 2014, I think we would all on some primal level still feel a call to transform with the seasons. Whether you are embracing the introspectiv…

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The Environmental Impact of Eating Seafood

"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." - Mother Teresa   What did the seas look like 100 years ago?…

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Eggs Without Chickens?

Would you enjoy a baked treat that was: -       Free from eggs (Battery cage, "free-range" or backyard) -       As good or better tasting than its competitors -       Cholesterol free -       Bet…

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How We Can (Really) Fix Our Crappy Economy

Last year I posted a video titled "The Story of Stuff," featuring the inspiring and engaging Annie Leonard. This video explained, in plain terms and with enjoyable animation, why our current cons…

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Turmeric: Anti-Depressant, Anti-Cancer and More

Turmeric is one of my favorite spices. I honestly think it makes pretty much any savory dish better, from carrot salad to egg-less omelets; a nice sprinkle of turmeric goes a long way. Turmeric powder…

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World Vasectomy Day Encourages Men to Cut … The Population

October 18th, believe it or not, is World Vasectomy Day. According to the holiday's designated website, World Vasectomy Day (WVD) is the "largest male-oriented global family planning event ever. T…

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Kaiser Permanente Endorses Plant-Based Diets

It’s hard to believe, but Kaiser Permanente has endorsed a plant-based diet! Why does this matter? “Kaiser Permanente is the largest HMO in the United States with 182,000 employees, including 17,00…

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Should We Be Celebrating Columbus Day?

Very few people officially celebrate Christopher Columbus Day, or know much about who Christopher Columbus truly was. It is just one of those holidays that some people happily get off work and are dis…

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about Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

Gentle World is a vegan intentional community and non-profit organization, whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making such a transition. For more information about vegan food and other aspects of a vegan lifestyle, visit the Gentle World website and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

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