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How India can be a slaughter-free nation in 10 years without banning meat
Opinion

How India can be a slaughter-free nation in 10 years without banning meat

Slaughter-free meat has started popping up on the plates worldwide, as also on excel sheets. Big international alt meat startups like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat are being valued at $10 billion or more

The sweet somethings of Cheeni Kum: How Tabu's tanginess makes perfect palette cleanser to Amitabh Bachchan's saltiness
Entertainment

The sweet somethings of Cheeni Kum: How Tabu's tanginess makes perfect palette cleanser to Amitabh Bachchan's saltiness

In R Balki's 2006 film Cheeni Kum, Tabu and Amitabh Bachchan play lovers divided by age [34 vs 64], lifestyle choice [non-vegetarian vs vegetarian], and tastes [sweet vs bitter].

How extending my palette to beyond Bollywood helped me undo my stomach's inherent patriotism and vegetarianism
Entertainment

How extending my palette to beyond Bollywood helped me undo my stomach's inherent patriotism and vegetarianism

It took me years to realise I never took to meat because I barely saw it on the big screen. It wasn’t until I moved to Mumbai that I discovered a world outside Bollywood – and vengeful vegetarianism.

Films as diverse as Aamis and Moonlight use food as a tool to express intimacy, than just an exercise in sustenance
Entertainment

Films as diverse as Aamis and Moonlight use food as a tool to express intimacy, than just an exercise in sustenance

At its heart, Aamis is a film about the different ways we express intimacy: the ways we discover little nuggets about ourselves and others through the food we choose to put in our mouths and on our plates.

World Vegetarian Day 2021: From history, significance to famous quotes, all you need to know
World

World Vegetarian Day 2021: From history, significance to famous quotes, all you need to know

In 1977, World Vegetarian Day was founded and established by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS)

Bird flu scare in Karnataka following death of six crows, samples sent for testing
India

Bird flu scare in Karnataka following death of six crows, samples sent for testing

Bird flu has been reported in parts of Alappuzha and Kottayam districts in Kerala, prompting officials to cull over 69,000 birds, including ducks and chicken.

Fat residue found in Harappan civilisation cooking pots show that they consumed meat
India

Fat residue found in Harappan civilisation cooking pots show that they consumed meat

Scientists believe the findings highlight the resilience of rural settlements in northwest India during the transformation of the Indus Civilisation and during a period of increasing aridity.

Israeli startup makes 3D printed vegan steak they claim can actually pass as the real thing
News & Analysis

Israeli startup makes 3D printed vegan steak they claim can actually pass as the real thing

Israeli star chef Assaf Granit said that eight out of ten people wouldn’t know the difference between real meat and the vegan steak.

Coronavirus scare cannot keep bats from menu in Indonesia, country's Tomohon Market continues to make money from wild meat
World

Coronavirus scare cannot keep bats from menu in Indonesia, country's Tomohon Market continues to make money from wild meat

The earliest cluster of coronavirus cases in the global outbreak was linked to a market in Wuhan, China, where live animals were kept close together, creating an opportunity for the virus to jump to humans.

Cases in India rise to 73: 2 more test positive in Mumbai, India closes borders to limit infection, and COVID-19 declared a pandemic by WHO
Health

Cases in India rise to 73: 2 more test positive in Mumbai, India closes borders to limit infection, and COVID-19 declared a pandemic by WHO

None of the previous Coronaviruses was declared to be a pandemic. The H1N1 (swine flu) outbreak of 2009 was the last disease to be classified as a pandemic.

Coronavirus myth busted: Eating meat does not cause coronavirus infection
Health

Coronavirus myth busted: Eating meat does not cause coronavirus infection

The World Health Organisation suggests that it is always best to thoroughly cook meats and eggs before consuming them - to be on the safe side.

At an exhibition of Indus Valley Civilisation's food cultures, insight into traditions, ingredients, and a decision to exclude meat
Life

At an exhibition of Indus Valley Civilisation's food cultures, insight into traditions, ingredients, and a decision to exclude meat

One of the researchers who worked on the exhibition held at the National Museum said that nearly 80 percent of the Indus Valley people's protein intake was meat-based. As an explanation for why meat, which was supposed to be part of the food tasting at the exhibition, was excluded, a museum officer cited the museum's rule against serving meat on the premises

Decoding the future of food and how it is consumed in modern-day India
science

Decoding the future of food and how it is consumed in modern-day India

Consumer studies show almost 63 percent of Indians would like to try plant-based and cultivated meat.

One-of-a-kind red meat study takes a different angle toward nutrition research
science

One-of-a-kind red meat study takes a different angle toward nutrition research

With nutrition, iit’s impossible to conduct studies where people’s diets and lifestyles are monitored over long periods.

One small nibble for man, one giant bite for mankind: Astronauts 3-D print meat on ISS
science

One small nibble for man, one giant bite for mankind: Astronauts 3-D print meat on ISS

The experiment was carried out by cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka using a 3D printer developed in Moscow.

Rampant use of methamphetamine, an equivalent of ractopamine, in meat may trigger heart attacks, organ damage
India

Rampant use of methamphetamine, an equivalent of ractopamine, in meat may trigger heart attacks, organ damage

India is the top user and supplying country in the world – supplying 100 percent of ractopamine to countries in Eastern Europe, Eastern Asia, and Central America.

Climate change is threatening the world's food supply, says new IPCC report
science

Climate change is threatening the world's food supply, says new IPCC report

Meat consumption has levelled off in rich nations, where fast-food chains offer faux meat alternatives.

21-day challenge by animal protection organisation, push by celebrities boosts veganism trend in Mumbai
India

21-day challenge by animal protection organisation, push by celebrities boosts veganism trend in Mumbai

Popular faces from various walks of life are being seen embracing veganism, causing the rising popularity of the dietary choice among the people of Mumbai

Lab-grown meat to hit markets at $10 patties six years after $280,000 burger introduced
science

Lab-grown meat to hit markets at $10 patties six years after $280,000 burger introduced

Dutch start-up Mosa Meat's co-founder Mark Post created the first "cultured" beef hamburger in 2013.

You could soon order 100% lab-grown meat
World

You could soon order 100% lab-grown meat

Cultured meat, which does not involve heavy use of antibiotics or pesticides in animal feed and hormones for fast growth of poultry, could be the future of food