If you’ve ever had cafeteria food, you might be thinking public schools with mystery meat Mondays were already meatless. But just to be safe, because virtue signaling knows no limits, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is implementing them anyway. Meatless Mondays. To save the planet.
The program will begin in the 2019-2020 school year and will offer only vegetarian menus for breakfast and lunch on Mondays. The idea was first piloted in 15 Brooklyn schools in Spring of 2018.
“Cutting back on meat a little will improve New Yorkers’ health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said de Blasio in a press statement.“We’re expanding Meatless Mondays to all public schools to keep our lunch and planet green for generations to come.”
NYC has 1.1 million students. Who is de Blasio putting out of work? Local meat wholesalers or resellers? Every action has some sort of reaction.
How about we pretend that this sudden change also produces a downward shift in the price of “meat.” Less consumption more for everyone else. Won’t the rest of America (including New Yorkers) just buy more meat if it becomes more affordable?
I love it when hamburger or steak goes on “sale.” Chicken, lamb, pork chops. Yum!
You’re not saving anything, except some pocket change for the rest of us.
So, if it does, thank you, Mayor de Blasio. Your useless environmental pandering may have finally done something useful for people in and out of New York City.
That is if they were actually serving ‘meat’ in the first place.