My Food Code

Just an emotional connection is not enough for everything we do. Many people in the world are vegetarian because they adhere to tradition, faith, and culture. Therefore, if the recommended food options in every religion are updated with time, then it will be a great change for everyone. You can imagine, a judgemental attitude will be somehow reduced in our society. 

The regressive rituals under the pretext of religious freedom must be stopped. Slitting an animal's throat or supporting it indirectly or giving an excuse for your eating habits or religion for not stopping killing happen makes a person more cruel than the neighbour who buys animal flesh from the butcher shop. The results of this cruelty impact fellow human beings in many other ways.

Most young people are using the Internet  and some of them have personally chosen to become vegan, their internet-based learning made them so and they distanced themselves from traditional food choices. So you may wonder if we can also make equal efforts to change our traditions and religious practices, which should be updated with time. But the question comes to your mind if you speak against your religion to stop animal cruelty (or to discontinue any regressive practices), you will be in trouble. No, you will not be in trouble for voicing yourself to protect the animals, you are not just one person doing so, you are part of the global movement against animal cruelty, usually termed as Veganism. There should be no excuse or fear for this. If you want to progressively change something, go ahead fearlessly. 

P.S. This article is first published in BT Newspaper - August 2023.

Prof. Sudesh Kumar

- Founder, 

The Global Campaign to Stop Animal Sacrifice

Why do I recommend Red Poha?

Red Poha is made of Red Rice, which is par-boiled and then flattened to carry a red shade from a pigment called anthocyanin. As we know red rice is less processed than white rice, thus it is rich in fibre and retains more vitamins and minerals. 

Here are six reasons, that will help you to opt for it in your regular diet.

1️⃣ Red poha is an easily available crunchy snack, traditionally found in the majority of homes in India. We've been using it right from childhood, which fulfils all cravings so it is also recommended as an ideal weight loss diet meal. 

2️⃣ Red poha tastes better and also helps you to get rid of the digestion problems that come with eating wheat. It is light on the stomach and easy to digest.

3️⃣ Red poha is full of antioxidants, vitamin B, magnesium, zinc, calcium, and iron which is why it is very good for building immunity and bone health.

4️⃣ Red poha is low in calories and high in fibre, it provides the necessary carbohydrates for the body while being a low-calorie meal and snack option.

5️⃣ Red poha is a probiotic because the rice goes through a slight fermentation process after par-boiling and flattening. Thus, red poha contains a probiotic quality that is good for gut health. 

6️⃣ In medicinal diets, a higher fibre count contributes to the controlled release of sugar into the bloodstream. So, red poha is a good alternative for managing diabetes.

To learn more, please use the Internet and join the vegan community in your place. 

Prof. Sudesh Kumar 

Founder @veganmumbai


Say No to Speciesism

Our pets hold their place in our hearts through the oxytocin-propelled bond. Every day we admire their innocent look and they consider us as their family. Gradually, we get into an emotional relationship with each other and we start caring more for them. 

We have given names to our pets like a person. So, every pet has a personal name. And as our pets are members of the family, they are dependent on us for all the essentials like food and outings etc. In this way, we humans feel that these bonds, especially with dogs, to a lesser extent with cats and also with some other animals, reach the depths of our coexistence in our human-made environment. And it would be considered a criminal matter if any human attempted to kill them or allowed them to be killed. If we talk about the pet food industry, its price and demands, are increasing day by day. But it follows the human food patterns due to which most of the meat-based food products are available in the market for pets.

As pet parents, your hard-earned money spent on pet food and care costs turns into demand as per economics, which ensures the sustainability of the pet industry. Along with this it also ensures transparency in pet food sourcing etc. But the thing comes here why are we telling you this?

The simple purpose of this is that - doing whatever it takes to stop speciesism and to make ordinary people aware of the act of indirectly paying for animal killings. Many pet parents are very emotional about their homies but may hardly bother about how many animals are killed for the pet food industry. And usually, the animals they kill are also members of the same tribe.

The important thing to consider here is that indirectly - paying money to feed one and kill another cannot be justified if you call yourself an animal lover. That's why it will be an essential initiative for all of us to use Vegan Pet Food Products and also to educate others about it. The more you demand it, the more you will give the right direction to the pet industry.

To learn more, please use the Internet and join the vegan community at! It is FREE.

Prof. Sudesh Kumar 

Founder @veganmumbai