Mumbai Abhayindia.com During World Vegan Month (November), and since more than 47% of Indian respondents to a recent survey said they consumed vegan food out of concern for animals, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India is naming the winners of this year’s PETA India Vegan Food Awards. Blue Tribe, backed by Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, nabbed Best Vegan Meat for its tasty meat-free chicken* nuggets, and Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters won Best Vegan-Friendly Coffee Chain for its amazing vegan coffees.
This news release is also available in Hindi here.
Here are the other winners:
Best Vegan Milk: alt foods Original Plant Based Drink
Best Vegan Butter: WhiteCub Smooth & Buttery Vegan Table Margarine
Best Vegan Yogurt: 1Ness Vegurt
Best Vegan Ghee: Homecraft Golden Vhee
Best Vegan Mithai: Meethi Kahani Pista Mawa Barfi
Best Vegan Cheese: Veclan Premium Cheese Shreds
Best Vegan Egg: evo Egg Alternative Protein Patty (Peri Peri)
Best Vegan Honey: ULTx BEE
Best Vegan Online Marketplace: Vvegano
Best Vegan Spread: The Vegan Co Vegan Jalapeno Cheese Dip
Best Vegan Ready-to-Eat Meal: FoodEase Vegan Mutton Rogan Josh with Rice
Best Vegan Ice Cream: Nomou Bourbon Vanilla plant-based gelato
Best Vegan Snack: NutriSnacksBox Eggless Fresh Oat & Cranberry Cookies
“From celebrity-approved vegan chicken to creamy dairy-free cheese dip and savoury meat-free mutton, all the innovative winners of our 2022 Vegan Food Awards are making it easier than ever to go vegan,” says PETA India Manager of Vegan Projects Dr Kiran Ahuja. “PETA India is encouraging everyone to opt for the many delicious vegan options available today, which spare animals suffering and protect the planet and our health.”
In today’s meat, egg, and dairy industries, huge numbers of animals are raised in vast warehouses in severe confinement. As PETA India reveals in the video exposé “Glass Walls”, chickens killed for food are often shackled upside down before their throats are slit. Cows and buffaloes are crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that their bones often break before they’re dragged off to the slaughterhouse, and pigs are stabbed in the heart as they scream. On the decks of fishing boats, fish suffocate or are cut open while they’re still alive.
PETA India offers a free vegan starter kit to help everyone embrace vegan eating, which also slashes the risk of suffering from cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity; helps fight the climate catastrophe by reducing greenhouse gas emissions; and can even prevent future pandemics. COVID-19, SARS, swine flu, and bird flu have all been linked to confining and killing animals for food.
By-Anish Saxena Datta