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Doctors Urge India’s Prime Minister Modi to Recommend Vegan Diet

Doctors Urge India’s Prime Minister Modi to Recommend Vegan Diet

Doctors in India are urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to recommend a vegan diet amid the coronavirus pandemic. To date, more than 11.5 million people have contracted COVID-19 around the world. More than 6.2 million...
Bollywood Stars Demand Justice for Murdered Elephant

Bollywood Stars Demand Justice for Murdered Elephant

A number of Bollywood stars are demanding stricter animal cruelty laws in India. This comes after an elephant was killed after eating a pineapple stuffed with firecrackers. Locals in Malappuram, Kerala, allegedly fed the pregnant...
India Set to Be Epicenter for Vegan Meat and Dairy Development

India Set to Be Epicenter for Vegan Meat and Dairy Development

India is well known for its vegetarian and flexitarian attitude towards diet. Could there be significant potential for vegan meat and dairy development in the country? The Good Food Institute (GFI), a nonprofit which...
Over 100,000 Flamingos Take Over Mumbai During Lockdown

Over 100,000 Flamingos Migrate to Mumbai During Coronavirus Lockdown

With India under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, more than 100,000 flamingos flocked to the metropolitan area of Mumbai. The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) estimates that a record-breaking number of flamingos have...
Chicken Sales Plummet Nearly 50% in India Due to Coronavirus

Chicken Sales Plummet Nearly 50% in India Due to Coronavirus

Rumors of a link between poultry and the coronavirus have driven down chicken sales in India by almost 50 percent. The price of chicken also fell by 70 percent, as consumers grow wary of...
How Google’s AI Could Help Protect Endangered Species

How Google’s AI Could Help Protect Endangered Species

Google has launched an AI platform to aid in the tracking and conservation of wildlife. Currently in its beta version, Wildlife Insights may be a useful tool in helping to protect and restore endangered...
Over 100 Gandhi-Themed Ashrams to Serve Vegan Meals

Over 100 Gandhi-Themed Ashrams to Serve Vegan Meals

If you're interested in the Gandhian way of life, you could be able to immerse yourself in it very soon. The Indian government is working to roll out Gandhi-themed homestays across the country, where guests...
Animals Granted Same Rights as People, Indian Court Rules

Animals Granted Same Rights as People, Indian Court Rules

More animals in India have been granted legal personhood. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has given animals in Haryana the status of a "legal person or entity," per The Indian Express. Animals living in...

These Are the Top 3 Countries Embracing Vegan Food

New research has revealed populations in the U.S., China, and India are likely to embrace new methods of meat production such as vegan and cell-based meat. The survey of 3,000 individuals conducted by the University...

Slaughter-Free ‘Clean Meat’ Could Be Feeding India By 2025

India may open its first clean meat facility next year. Lab-grown meat, or "clean meat", may also hit store shelves in India by 2025, according to The Economic Times. The Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT)...
There Are More Trees On Earth Now Than 20 Years Ago

There Are More Trees On Earth Now Than 20 Years Ago

The world is greener than it was 20 years ago, according to NASA. Data picked up from NASA satellites revealed that the increase in leaf area on plants and trees is equivalent to the region...
Good Dot Launches ‘Good Gurber’ KFC Zinger-Style Vegan Burger in India

Vegan Chicken Burger Launches in India

India's leading vegan meat producer Good Dot has launched the Good Gurber, what it's calling "the most handsome burger of India." The vegan sandwich is aimed at being a meatless version of KFC's popular chicken...
UN Calls for India to Clean Up Severe Pollution in the Ganges Sacred River

UN Calls for India to Clean Up Severe Pollution in the Ganges Sacred River

The United Nations (UN) is urging the Indian government to clean up the Ganges river following the death of 86-year-old environmental activist Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand. Sanand died on the 111th day of his...

Chennai Crowned India’s Most Vegan-Friendly City

Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, was recently crowned India's most vegan-friendly city. The title was awarded by the Indian branch of the largest animals rights organization in the world, People for the Ethical Treatment...
Holy Indian Town Ayodhya to Ban the Sale of Meat

Holy Indian Towns Ayodhya and Mathura to Ban the Sale of Meat

Meat and liquor may soon be prohibited in the Indian cities of Ayodhya and Mathura. According to the Hindu, the Uttar Pradesh government is contemplating a total ban on alcohol and non-vegetarian foods in Ayodhya...
The NGO Wildlife SOS Opens India’s First Elephant Hospital

India Gets Its First Elephant Hospital

India just got its first hospital specifically dedicated to helping elephants. Although elephants are a fundamental part of Indian culture, many are exploited for tourist attractions, used in festival parades, and forced to perform. Opening last week...
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Mumbai to Host India’s Largest Vegan Event, the One Earth Festival

India's largest vegan event, the One Earth Festival (formerly known as The Ahimsa Festival), is set to return to Mumbai this December for the third year in a row. The One Earth Festival was founded...

India’s Largest Hostel Chain Zostel to Add Vegan Meals to All 28 Locations

India's largest hostel chain, Zostel, plans to add vegan meals to all of its 28 top rated locations across India and Nepal, making vegan travel easier than ever. With the help of nonprofit animal rights organization...
Chicken Chain Barcelos Launches Vegan and Veggie Menu, Driving 50% Surge in Sales

Chicken Chain Barcelos Launches Vegan and Veggie Menu, Driving 50% Surge in Sales

Portuguese-inspired flame-grilled chicken chain Barcelos has seen sales surge by 50 percent in its Indian locations after introducing a new menu, which is half vegetarian. Founded in 1993 in South Africa, Barcelos has restaurants in 16...
Vegan Indian Fried Chicken

Indian Vegan Fried Chicken Chain Good Dot Set for National Expansion

Indian vegan start-up company Good Dot, which produces a variety of plant-based meats, is set to expand across the nation. Good Dot came to life when "complete strangers on opposite sides of the planet" bonded...

Nearly 70% of India’s Milk Products Violate Nation’s Food Safety Standards

More than two-thirds of milk and milk products sold in India do not meet the standards set by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), new research reveals. Mohan Singh Ahluwalia, a member...