Leading university bans beef from its menus
And it's all to combat climate change
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.