Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: Vegans

‘Beyond Fried Chicken’: KFC rolls out nuggets of plant-based meat in US as trend picks up

KFC has become the first major fast food chain to add a plant-based chicken product to its menu. Introduced in US on 10 January, it ‘tastes like fried chicken' but is made from plants.

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.

PETA India asks Amul to switch to producing vegan milk

In a letter to Amul’s Managing Director R S Sodhi, PETA India said it should benefit instead of wasting resources trying to fight the demand for plant-based products.

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.

PETA calls ThePrint article ‘misleading’, reiterates coronavirus link to meat consumption

In an email to ThePrint, PETA objected to the article and said continuing meat-eating habits could result in another coronavirus-like pandemic.

PETA slammed for ‘being racist, spreading misinformation’ over coronavirus tweet

The animal rights organisation was called out after it linked the coronavirus pandemic to meat eating habits.

Vegan, alcohol-free Christmas is replacing tradition this year

A rough estimate suggests that across UK's big supermarket chains, meat-free offerings of traditional Christmas fare are up by anything between 40% and 400% this year.

A Dutch butcher is winning hearts by making plants taste just like meat

For every 1 kg of beef, almost 3 kg of human-edible feed is needed to feed the cow. So the Vegetarian Butcher just cuts out the middle-man (or cow in this case).

Going vegan won’t save the planet, but neither will current meat practices

The meat-versus-vegetable distinction isn’t the right one. Both can be produced in environmentally helpful ways as well as harmful ones.

Food supply under threat, UN climate agency urges world to go vegan

According to the IPCC, the world may not have a lot of time to prevent food from running out.

On Camera


UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow, January 2022 | PTI

TV news is 90% politicians, 5% experts, 5% anchors. UP coverage is finally changing that

‘First to report’ — TV channels love self-praise. But when it comes to UP elections, they are doing something actually praise-worthy.
Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.