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From birth to slaughter — an account that ‘blows lid off meat, egg and dairy trade secrecy’

Poorva Joshipura's 'For a Moment of Taste', by HarperCollins, will be released on 5 August on SoftCover, ThePrint’s e-venue to launch select non-fiction books.

US sees Covid spread twice as fast in areas where major meatpacking plants have reopened

Counties with these meatpacking plants accounted for 10% of new confirmed cases from 28 April to 5 May while representing just 7.5% of the US population.
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Post Covid, it’s not a bad idea to have robots and machines replace humans at some jobs

Some jobs aren't good enough to protect. The pandemic presents an opportunity to negotiate better terms with those leading the AI revolution, such as Google and Amazon.
Representational image.Slaughterhouse at Hogg market, Kolkata. | Commons

Wildlife groups urge health minister to shut illegal meat, pet markets to prevent Covid-19

The animal rights organisations said 3 out of 4 emerging pathogens affecting humans over the past decade have originated from animals or animal products.
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Indian exports could take a hit as world food prices dip in February due to coronavirus

The FAO Food Price Index fell 1% from January, with vegetable oil, meat, and cereal indices registering a decline.
Representational image.Slaughterhouse at Hogg market, Kolkata. | Commons

Modi slammed UPA for subsidising slaughterhouses, but his govt gave them 33% more money

In RTI response, food processing ministry says though UPA-era scheme was discontinued, Modi govt's PM Kisan Sampada Yojana is doing the same job.
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Meat and dairy industries are abnormally quiet about their role in climate change

These industries are responsible for 13-18% of global greenhouse gas emissions, but about 77% of them make no disclosure about emissions from their operations.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.