Does plant-based mean it’s eco-friendly?

Does plant-based mean it’s eco-friendly?

In recent years, there has been a significant surge in the popularity of plant-based diets. As people become more conscious of their health and the environment, many are adopting this lifestyle in the belief that it is inherently eco-friendly. However, it is crucial to examine whether a plant-based diet automatically translates to being environmentally sustainable. In this article, we will delve into the concept of plant-based diets, explore their impact on the environment, and shed light on the nuances that determine their ecological footprint.

Understanding Plant-Based Diets

Before we proceed, let's clarify what a plant-based diet entails. Simply put, a plant-based diet emphasises consuming foods primarily derived from plants, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. It typically reduces or excludes animal products, including meat, dairy, and eggs. While plant-based diets can vary in their strictness, the key principle remains the same: prioritising plant-derived foods over animal-derived ones.

Environmental Impact of Plant-Based Diets

Plant-based diets have gained attention for their potential positive impact on the environment. Here are a few reasons why:

Reduced greenhouse gas emissions: Livestock production, particularly beef and lamb, is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. By decreasing or eliminating animal product consumption, plant-based diets have the potential to reduce emissions associated with animal agriculture.

Conservation of land and water resources: Animal agriculture requires substantial amounts of land, water, and energy. Shifting to plant-based diets could alleviate the strain on these resources, as plants are generally more efficient in converting inputs into food calories.

Biodiversity preservation: Large-scale animal agriculture often involves deforestation to create grazing areas or cultivate animal feed crops. By reducing demand for animal products, plant-based diets can help mitigate deforestation and safeguard habitats for diverse plant and animal species.

Decreased water pollution: Livestock farming contributes to water pollution through the release of excess nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, into water bodies. A reduction in animal agriculture can alleviate this environmental burden.

Where can you find plant-based food in India?

Plant-based food products are becoming increasingly available in India and can be found in a variety of locations such as health food stores, online retailers, supermarkets, restaurants, etc. 

Keep in mind that the availability of plant-based meat products may vary depending on your location, so it may be a good idea to check with your local health food stores or supermarkets to see what's available in your area.

With Tata Simply Better, Tata Consumer Products has entered into a new category, aimed at consumers who want to include more plant-based ingredients in their diet without compromising on taste. Tata Simply Better comes with a variety of products that are 100% plant-based,  & it tastes just like chicken. Plant-based ingredients are a source of rich nutrients and are at par with the alternatives. 

Tata Simply Better has four delicious plant-based food variants and these include - Nuggets, Burger Patty, Awadhi Seekh Kebab, and Spicy Fingers. The product range is rich in protein, trans-fat free, and has no added preservatives, artificial colours, or artificial flavours. While regular meat / alternative meat products need to be refrigerated, Tata Simply Better can be refrigerated and stored at room temperature, making this a convenient and travel-friendly product.

Discover the nutritional goodness and fabulous chicken-like taste of Tata Simply Better’s plant-based products. It's all real, and it comes from plants.

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If you would like to know more about our brand, check out some of the articles we've been featured in:

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The Economic Times – Big FMCG Companies Enter Plant-Based Meat Segment

Business Standard - Big FMCG companies enter plant-based meat segment, target non-veg consumers

Moneycontrol - Big FMCG companies enter plant-based meat segment

Deccan Chronicle - Tata, ITC entry boosts faux meat hiz

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