Leading university bans beef from its menus

And it's all to combat climate change

Tim Rodie posted in Meat

1y ago

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A London University has banned all beef products from its menus to help tackle climate change.

Goldsmiths, part of the University of London, says that cow meat won't be available in its cafes, shops and restaurants when it reopens for students in September.

There's been a lot of talk about beef consumption having a negative impact on the world's climate – mostly because of the methane that cows produce from their burps and farts, and the vast tracts of land that are deforested for grazing.

Goldsmiths isn't just on the beef ban wagon – they're also putting a 10p levy on top of bottled water and plastic cup prices to encourage bottle reuse and more consideration of the environment. The university is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2025, and is planning to switch to a clean energy supplier in due course.

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Comments (7)

  • As my father used to say: if God hadn't wanted us to eat meat, he wouldn't have made it taste so well :-) I don't eat meat everyday but I also don't want to be ordered not to.

      10 months ago
  • I used to be the world's biggest carnivore, but I gave up on all animal products about 9 months ago. Not a single day of regret - in fact, the doctor says my blood values have improved significantly over last year (and that was after four months of going plant-based).

      1 year ago
  • We should find alternatives. But I don't want to.

      1 year ago
  • Crazy vegen tyranny.

      11 months ago
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