Public sector caterers vow to reduce meat consumption
A group of caterers serving U.K. schools, hospitals, universities, and care homes billions of meals per year has devised a pledge to reduce their collective meat consumption by 20 percent. If achieved, it would take 9 million kilograms of meat out of the U.K.’s food chain annually, according to the Guardian.
The figure follows a Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report from January, which cited the 20 percent figure specifically for red meat consumption; the public sector caterers’ pledge goes beyond this stipulation. The move is just one cog in the dismantling of a food system overly reliant on intensively farmed meat produced by insecure workers, and what replaces the meat and how those things are produced will be critical to the initiative’s actual sustainability — which must go beyond simply swapping one thing for another. [Guardian]
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every day i think about how bake off has been a trojan horse for SO many people of colour and assorted queers to sneak into the food world. smuggled over the threshold cloaked in bunting, right under the nose of her majesty's scone patrol. what an energy. we stan— Ruby Tandoh (@rubytandoh) April 16, 2020