The canteens at Berlin Universities will start to offer a mostly vegan and vegetarian-based menu to combat climate change. This decision will be put in place at the start of October, with the menu being 68% vegan, 48% vegetarian, and 4% meat and fish. On Mondays, there will be no options for meat at the canteens.
While many German dishes contain meat, universities in the German capital have decided to cut meat in order to make their menus more earth-friendly, especially considering the demand for more vegan dishes is growing. A 2019 survey showed that 14% of Berlin students were vegan while 33% were vegetarian.
The university has stated that the response from students has been predominantly positive.
This change in Berlin universities shouldn’t come as a surprise as Germany topped the veganism list in an international study of dietary habits by Veganz in 2020, showing further proof that Germany is heading in the right direction towards cutting down meat consumption.
This isn’t the only thing that Berlin universities are doing to target climate change. They are currently drawing up plans to become climate neutral by 2030.
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