Berlin university canteens cut meat from menus to curb climate change


Canteens at Berlin’s universities will offer mainly vegan and vegetarian meals from next term as part of a push to make menus more climate-friendly. German reports say meat and fish dishes will only make up about 4% of menus from the start of October. On Mondays, there will be no meat dishes available at all, as canteens swap currywurst for salads. The canteens are currently closed, but food can be picked up on request. The new menus are designed to reduce the carbon footprint of universities in the German capital. Meat is very common in many traditional German dishes, such as schnitzels, bratwurst and pork knuckles. However scientists say carbon emissions produced by the meat industry are contributing to climate change.(BBC)…[+]