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Representational image.Slaughterhouse at Hogg market, Kolkata. | Commons

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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
Workers prepare food at a restaurant (Representational Image) | Photographer: Adam Glanzman | Bloomberg

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.

Drumstick tea & chickpea ‘pasta’: Indian staples are now Western superfoods

The humble chickpea, from which besan is derived, is used to make delicacies like chocolate cupcakes, ice creams, and pasta.
A worker sorts eggs on a farm Canada

A multibillion-dollar race is on to replace the egg

The market for egg alternatives is growing with fake egg whites, vegan eggs, and eggs made from any number of ingredients decidedly unrelated to chickens.
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Militant vegans in France are using extreme tactics to stop meat-eating

With violence and intimidation as their tools, and animal rights as their justification, vegans are attacking French gastronomy.

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Chewing gum ban good but Haryana’s hookah culture can be real Covid-19 culprit

Hookah is popular in the state of Haryana and people, especially the elderly are defying Covid-19 lockdown and coming together to smoke hookah.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

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Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.