Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: Meat

Food fights not new to India. Medieval texts show mud-slinging among Jains, Buddhists, Hindus

In the medieval period, meat was being eaten by most, irrespective of religion. And yet religious leaders were criticising others for doing so.

Can’t expect world to eat greens, Vivekananda said meat was needed to make Indians mighty

In ‘Vivekananda’, Sankar writes that Vivekananda did not believe in the concept of vegetarianism for the hardworking poor of India.

There’s more to being vegan than plant-based meat. It’s not as healthy as you think

While there is no denying the obvious benefits of plant-based meats, a lot is blown out of proportion. We need a sharp eye to bust the myths.

Yogi Adityanath imposes ban on meat, liquor sale in Mathura, says traders can sell milk instead

UP CM Adityanath made the announcement at the Krishna Janmashtami event Monday in Mathura, directs officials to draw up implementation plan.

Indian veganism is a thing, and taking off. Especially in the pandemic

Excited by the business potential, many non-vegan entrepreneurs in Bengaluru and Delhi have established their own vegan-friendly businesses.

The British loved their meat, but some were fascinated by Hindu-Brahminical vegetarianism

In ‘Meat, Mercy, and Morality’, Samiparna Samanta writes that the British in India thrived on an elaborate diet of meat, but some preferred vegetarianism in the tropical climate.

Why plant-based diets are essential to our planet’s future

A new report explains how unless we change what we eat and how it is produced, the planet’s ability to support humans could come under threat.

Handbags, hamburgers, bricks — how mushrooms can be the ultimate sustainable material

Easy to grow and fully biodegradable, mycelium could prove to be the ultimate green material for the future.

Laboratory-grown meat Is getting closer to supermarket shelves

Lab-meat startups have grown from a handful in 2016 to at least 60 now. The sector wants to make production more humane & environmentally sustainable, but challenges remain.

Chicken created in a lab to go on sale in Singapore, a first in the world

The product, created from animal cells without the slaughter of any chickens, will debut under the GOOD Meat brand as a chicken bite with breading & seasoning in a single restaurant.

On Camera


Ministry of Defence headquarters | Representational image | Commons

SPARSH will make defence pension digital, but problems won’t disappear. Ask pensioners

Failure to implement revised OROP and go for SPARSH should ring alarm bells for defence minister. And it won’t be ‘minimum govt, maximum governance’.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


First batch of women cadets to join NDA

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.