Tuesday, 9 August, 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


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.