For Immediate Release:
18 November 2019
Hiraj Laljani; [email protected]
Dr Kiran Ahuja; [email protected]
For World Vegan Month, PETA India Honours Companies Meeting the Demand for Delicious Animal-Free Fare
Mumbai – Smack-dab in the middle of World Vegan Month (November), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India is announcing the winners of its 2019 Vegan Food Awards, which recognises the best of the best in the country’s vegan food scene:
- Best Dairy-Free Milk: Drupe Cinnamon Power Almond Milk
- Best Dairy-Free Cheese: Bombay Cheese Company Cheddar Block Cheese
- Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream: Papacream Vegan Chocofudgy Cake
- Best Vegan Meat: Vezlay Veg Meat
- Best Vegan Burger: Good Dot Fried Crispy Gurber
- Best Vegan Pizza: PizzaExpress Vegan Margherita
- Best Vegan Cookbook: Guilt-Free Vegan Cookbook
- Best Vegan Store: Rare Earth
- Best Vegan Restaurant: Earthlings Café
- Best Vegan Buttermilk: Nutriva Peanut Buttermilk
- Best Vegan Curd: Goodmylk Peanut Curd
- Best Vegan Mithai: Hariprasad Mithaiwale Khoya Paan
“From creamy dairy-free ice cream to meatless meat made from plant protein, it’s clear that India’s vegan dining options are more prevalent, innovative, and delicious than ever before,” says PETA India Vegan Outreach Coordinator Dr Kiran Ahuja. “All the winners of PETA India’s Vegan Food Awards are proving that the future of food is vegan.”
PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that the consumption of meat, egg, and dairy is responsible for animal suffering on a massive scale: chickens’ throats are cut while they’re still conscious, fish are suffocated or cut open while they’re still alive on the decks of fishing boats, and calves are taken away from their mothers within hours of birth.
According to the United Nations, animal agriculture (raising animals for meat, eggs, and dairy) is responsible for nearly a fifth of human-induced greenhouse-gas emissions and a global shift to vegan eating is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change. In addition to decreasing their carbon footprint and saving the lives of nearly 200 animals every year, each person who goes vegan reduces their risk of suffering from heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and other health conditions.
PETA India opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview that fosters violence towards other animals. For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.