UK Hospitals to Offer More Meat-free Menu Options

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Posted January 27, 2009 by Marta Holmberg

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The National Health Service here in the UK are finding ways to cut their carbon emissions, since the government pledged last year to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.

The United Nations reported that having a meat-free day every week was the biggest single contribution people could make to help combat climate change, because of the methane emitted by cattle and sheep.

So what better way for hospitals to reduce their carbon emissions than by offering fewer meat and dairy products! Hospitals will be offering more meat-free menus as well as investing in local economy to serve higher levels of fresh fruit and veg.

This is great news for animals, our health and our planet! Kudos to the NHS and even more to the German federal environmental agency that is advising only to eat meat on ‘special occasions’—that’s definitely one better than just cutting out meat one day a week.

You can read the full news article here.

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  • 2239 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s great news! The last time I was in hospital the only vegan option they had was orange juice!!

  • 2266 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s great, but it’s the fact that they’re only doing it to cut CO2 emissions. If they’d said that it would also be better for the health of their patients, that would have made me an even happier bunny.

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    2266 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Here in the UK when Mum was undergoing cancer treatment we had to bring food in for her because the vegan/vegetarian options were so limited and not cooked properly, so will be excellent if the NHS do improve.

  • 2274 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Awesome. Now if only the U.S. would and follow and Canada ( where I am) .

  • 2275 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is awesome news! I was briefly in hospital earlier this year and when they came round to ask what I wanted for lunch, when I pointed out that none of the things they offered were vegan, I was given an unripe banana for my lunch! So it would be wonderful if UK hospitals improve their veg*n options. It wasn’t so bad for me because I wasn’t there for very long, but it would be awful if you were in for a while and ended up going hungry because of the lack of veggie options!!!

  • 2275 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Wow, that is so cool. Wish they would try that here in the USA.

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