Articles by Maneka Gandhi
Apr 23, 2018
Animal testing is costly and inefficient; investment in more humane science may yield better solutionsIt is time we looked at a smarter science that is human-relevant and can provide safer and more effective solutions to human health needs.
Mar 13, 2018
Cosmetic products often advertised as being made from 'natural sources' are not free of animal organs, secretionsIs it possible to be vegan in a world which is now totally dependent on truly useless things made from animals? When something is advertised as “natural sources” it usually means animal sources.
Mar 05, 2018
Sowing hope: How some women have given organic farming a fillip by collecting seeds of long-forgotten vegetable varietiesOrganic farming for me is as important as animal welfare. Here are a few women who have changed thousands of lives by simply collecting old seeds of long-forgotten vegetable varieties.
Feb 27, 2018
Carbon dioxide touted as main contributor to climate change but methane does far more damageWhile carbon dioxide is often painted as the main criminal in climate change, a far more deadly, and less talked about gas, is methane.
Feb 20, 2018
India's meat industry growing rapidly, but depleting a third of world's fresh water reservesThe meat industry uses a third of the world’s freshwater directly or indirectly. The global production of meat is moving towards doubling, from 229 million metric tons in the year 2000 to a projected 465 million metric tons by 2050.
Feb 12, 2018
Fish breeding often involves use of antibiotics, chemicals which harm human health and alter ecosystemAntibiotics affect all the flora and fauna around the fish farms and alter the ecosystem. Nobody is safe anymore. First you eat the fish. Then it eats you.
Feb 05, 2018
Muslims and food: What can be eaten safely and what should be avoided as per Islamic lawMany Muslims have no idea of what they are allowed to eat. The maximum they know is that butchery is divided into two—Muslims eat Halaal and non-Muslims eat Jhatka. Here are the main categories of meat.
Jan 29, 2018
Disappearing frogs are an unfortunate effect of destruction of ecology due to human activityAmphibians are considered important indicators of ecosystem health. Therefore, the fact that we don't see frogs around us anymore is worrying.
Jan 22, 2018
Consumption of dairy products can lower testosterone in men, have 'feminising' effectApart from the ‘feminising’ effect that dairy and meat can have on men, they also increase the chances of testicular and other kinds of cancer, due to increased levels of oestrogen.
Jan 17, 2018
Organ transplant from animals may increase life span of humans but could risk quality of healthThe increasing demand for organs, tissues, and cells, and the dearth of available human organs, have focused scientific interest in taking organs from animals.