Our Chief Guest and the keynote speaker was Cabinet Minister for Women and Child Development Mrs Maneka Gandhi, who is responsible for a significant portion of the National Nutrition Mission budget. Other speakers included plant-based and clean meat entrepreneurs from all over the world, eminent scientists, and political leaders. We’re positive the event will create more interest and investment in plant-based and clean meat protein.
Some of the local media covering the event used a term “ahimsa meat”, which can be roughly translated as “cruelty-free meat” (“ahimsa” refers to non-violence towards all living things in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain traditions). The current debate over the best name for clean/cultured/cell-based/craft
meat is focused almost entirely on English language nomenclature. Many of the proposed terms do not translate well into other languages, including some of the major ones like Mandarin. It will be interesting to see how it evolves as these products become more available internationally.