Indian billionaire to open ’save the planet’ restaurant in UK

May 9th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 09 (ANI): Indian billionaire Radhika Oswal is set to open the world’s first restaurant that offers a menu aimed at saving the planet from climate change.

Otarian Restaurant, which will open in London next month, will have carbon footprint published, in the veg menu, alongside the price and carbon cost of the meat equivalent.

However, many feel it is a gimmick, since Oswal family’s business interests include Burrup Fertlisers, which produces liquid ammonium, a pollutant which is used as a base ingredient for the production of fertilisers and explosives.

“Highlighting the climate change impact of our unsustainable diet, especially meat eating, is laudable,” the Independent quoted Dan Welch, co-editor of Ethical Consumer magazine, as saying.

“But there’s a deep irony in the link to Burrup, one of the world’s major manufacturers of the feedstock of chemical fertilisers,” Welch added.

However, Radhika insists it is a positive effort.

She said: “It doesn’t mean that if you are doing something good that all parts of you have got to be good. I believe the world needs fertilisers to feed the population there is today.” (ANI)

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