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Updated: July 1, 2012 13:30 IST

‘Go Vegan’ festival begins

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The fruits and vegetable show that began at Big Bazaar in Coimbatore on Saturday. Photo:K. Ananthan
The Hindu The fruits and vegetable show that began at Big Bazaar in Coimbatore on Saturday. Photo:K. Ananthan

"Better storage and distribution facilities will help in reducing wastage and ensuring quality" said P. Subbian, Registrar and Vice-Chancellor in-charge, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.

“Fruit and vegetables production should be increased by 20 per cent to 30 per cent to meet the food requirements of the country. Care should also be taken to reduce the wastage of fruits and vegetables which amounts to Rs. 44,000 crore a year,” said P. Subbian, Registrar and Vice-Chancellor in-charge, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.

He was speaking after inaugurating the ‘Go Vegan’ fest organised by Big Bazaar at its store at Oppanakara Street. He added that the older generations followed a healthy diet which included nutrient-rich food like grams, cereal, seasonal fruits and local vegetables.

“We should reduce the use of pesticides and chemicals in cultivation. Better storage and distribution facilities will help in reducing wastage and ensuring quality,” he said.

The 12-day festival would have over 300 varieties of fruits and vegetables on display. During the festival, the food court would serve only vegetarian food. The vegan counters at the food court would serve food that do not use any animal products including cheese, butter and milk, said S. Dharmendra, Area Manager, Big Bazaar.

Competitions including fancy dress, vegetable carving, vegetable architecture and essay writing on the theme ‘Go Vegan’ would be organised as part of the fest, the organisers said.

The Hindu is the media partner for the event.

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Way to go, The Hindu! Once again, you have set an example for others to follow!
Getting our nutrition through animals is so inefficient; When so many people in our country are going to bed hungry, we are feeding more than half of the corn produced, most of the soy beans produced to animals, so that rich people can eat meat and dairy products! It takes 2-10 kg of grains (and so much more water and land resources!) to produce 1 kg of meat!

from:  Arun R
Posted on: Jul 2, 2012 at 17:41 IST

"go vegan " is an wonderful event. Vegan diet is the cruel -free diet. Vegan it is not only good for our health, but it is also greater our environment. Cow are regularly impregnated so that thy keep on producing milk. Cows are injected with oxytocin harmone so that they produce more milk.in short cows endure a lot of pain and suffering during their lifetime. Nuts, beans, lentils, and vegetables such as broccoli, and greens such as spinach provide proteins and calcium. Blogs such as vaishali's holy cow , fat free vegan, and India vegan provide tips and recipes.

from:  Kumudha
Posted on: Jul 2, 2012 at 10:47 IST
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