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articles by: Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

Oktoberfest Becomes Vegan-Friendly

Yes you read the title of this blog correctly. ABC News reported recently that Bavaria's Oktoberfest, classically known "for copious amounts of beer and meat" is now offering vegan dishes and even veg…

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10+ Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

October, November and December are all prime pumpkin months in the U.S. and soon enough, people will be carving up pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns, homemade pies and pumpkin bakes! But before you prepar…

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Scientist Says, ‘Dogs Are People, Too’

Recently the New York Times published an article by Gregory Berns, a professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University. The article was titled "Dogs Are People, Too" and addressed the research that …

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25+ Vegan Sources of Calcium

We have all been taught that calcium is an essential nutrient for maintaining bone health (although it has many other uses, including balancing body pH.) There are also a number of other factors that…

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Ad Parody Criticizes Chipotle

The video shown above is a parody of Chipotle's ad for their new "Scarecrow" game. When I watched the original ad for the popular Mexican chain restaurant (featured at the end of the post) for the…

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An Experiment in Sharing: Seattle Food Forest

Seattleites in the Beacon Hill neighborhood are participating in a social experiment. Can planting a shared food forest help bring the community together to grow food, rehabilitate the local ecosystem…

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Horse Slaughter Halted in the US

A Horse of A Different Color: Last month the Federal Court, through the action of a number of animal welfare groups, temporarily blocked attempts to slaughter horses in the US. According to the …

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Life Lessons from a Goat

Along my journey to veganism, I have been moved by number of animal teachers. One of the dearest of these friends was a goat named Mariolana. She was part of a group of about 16 goats that, th…

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Vegan Strongman Sets New World Record

Patrik Baboumian, a 34-year-old German strongman, recently lifted 550 kg (approximately 1,212 pounds!) at Toronto’s Vegetarian Food Festival, and carried it 10 meters, potentially breaking the world…

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Vegan Bodybuilders Rock Competition

Bodybuilding may not be everyone's cup of tea (or protein shake), but for many it is considered a bodily art form, which tests their capacity to tone, build and define their bodies. When most peopl…

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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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