Yumi Media Released a Statement Regarding Mumbai Becoming a Vegetarian-Friendly Neighborhood

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Following an article about Mumbai becoming a fully vegetarian neighborhood, Yumi Media releases a statement.

On December 17, 2012, Yumi Media released a statement following a TheStar.com article by Amrit Dhillon, regarding Mumbai becoming a fully vegetarian-friendly neighborhood.

According to the TheStar.com, “Militant vegetarians in Mumbai first began keeping meat-eaters out of their apartment blocks a few years ago, pressuring residents’ associations to keep out carnivorous newcomers.”

The article states that eventually restaurants took meat off of their menus, followed by grocery stores removing meat and eggs off the shelves, in order to turn Mumbai into a truly vegetarian neighborhood. Supermarket owner, Neeraj Gupta, stated in the article, “My customers began complaining. They didn’t like having to walk past where the eggs were kept so I decided to take everything with eggs in it off my shelves. I’ve got to keep my customers happy.”

The article mentions that even popular fast food establishments like, Pizza Hut and McDonald’s, having taken meat entirely off of their menus. The article informs that meat eaters are being kept our of certain housing blocks. “If my first few buyers are vegetarians and they ask me to avoid selling the remaining flats to non-vegetarians, I do that. I’m happy to respect their wishes to live with like-minded people.” said builder Harish Mehta.

Yumi Media responded to the article with their thoughts on a meat-free neighborhood. “Keeping meat out of your diet is extremely beneficial to your overall health, but discouraging people for eating meat is not the right thing to do,” says Yumi Media representative Takara Licausi. “I would recommend instead, offering meat lovers with a meat alternative such as Quorn.”

Yumi Media is a food website devoted to delivering the latest and greatest in food news, recipes, and products to incorporate into your own healthy lifestyle. Launched in 2012, Yumi Media was founded by a group of friends as a way to explore their mutual love of food while sharing that love with the community at large. Whether you’re looking for something cutting-edge, comfort food like mom used to make or something in between, Yumi Media is your one-stop resource.


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