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Helsinki’s local government has decided that as of next year it will no longer be serving meat at city events after recommendations from its climate team manager.

The local government of the Finnish capital will no longer serve any meat products at official events, only serving seasonal vegetarian food and fish. Oat-based “milk” will replace cow’s milk for coffee and tea. They also will no longer use any disposable containers.

Johanna af Hällström, manager of the city’s climate team, spoke to public broadcaster YLE about the new policy, saying: “This is one way among others to reduce the climate impact of food and reduce the amount of natural resources used by the city.”

Af Hällström added that the new policy does not affect meals in schools or in elderly care homes and will just be the policy at public events, workshops, and seminars put on by the city. According to YLE, Helsinki has also set a goal of halving all use of milk and meat products by 2025.

 

In 2019, the broadcaster noted that Finns consume around 167 pounds of meat per year, up from less than 88 pounds in 1960. Experts such as Mikael Fogelholm, professor of nutrition at the University of Helsinki, say there is no simple way to reduce consumption because meat has such a strong place in Finnish food culture.

“Politicians are very relaxed about putting a tax on meat and that’s how it’s solved. A meat tax can be one way among many if someone tells you how to tax red meat in a sensible way,” Fogelholm said.

The move by the city of Helsinki comes just a month after a Cambridge University report called for foods such as meat and dairy to be made more expensive in order to fight climate change.

“Interventions that decrease the affordability of unhealthy unsustainable options and increase the affordability of healthier sustainable options would also help change public behaviour,” the report said, arguing that governments could use taxes and price mechanisms to influence the public.

“Increase prices of carbon-intense foods, including processed and red meat, dairy products and ultra-processed foods,” the report said and advocated for reductions in prices for plant-based foods.

 

 

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Beef, mealworms, what’s the dif? 
 

with the right BBQ sauce, everything can taste like a steak! 
plus, you can enjoy meals with your pet rat! 

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3 hours ago, jc856 said:

Beef, mealworms, what’s the dif? 
 

with the right BBQ sauce, everything can taste like a steak! 
plus, you can enjoy meals with your pet rat! 

Speak for yourself.  I'm done eating worms.  :niterider:

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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1 hour ago, Woody said:

I'm done eating worms.

What was that like? 
 

I’ve eaten red snapper, beaver, furry tacos, tuna wallet, meat sprocket, and tons of furburgers.
 

No worms

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1 hour ago, SackMan518 said:

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You had to show that picture? That was my pa on that conveyer belt!!  Heartless bastard!

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2 minutes ago, jc856 said:

You had to show that picture? That was my pa on that conveyer belt!!  Heartless bastard!

Did he at least get to go to Carousel first before they ground him up? LOL

 


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1 minute ago, SackMan518 said:

Did he at least get to go to Carousel first before they ground him up? LOL

Still have fond memories of Jenny Agutters nude scene in that one.

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9 minutes ago, jc856 said:

Still have fond memories of Jenny Agutters nude scene in that one.

It's a movie that sorely needs a modern remake. It was released less than a year before the original Star Wars and the special effects don't even touch that film.


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26 minutes ago, SackMan518 said:

It's a movie that sorely needs a modern remake. It was released less than a year before the original Star Wars and the special effects don't even touch that film.

I had actually read the book as a teenager (it was a little more graphic, the movie was tamer). So when it came out, I was meh, and didn’t really like the lead for Logan. Loved Peter Ustinov.

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46 minutes ago, jc856 said:

What was that like? 
 

I’ve eaten red snapper, beaver, furry tacos, tuna wallet, meat sprocket, and tons of furburgers.
 

No worms

 

Meal worms are like eating snot and their heads are crunchy.  You should go out to your lawn and find yourself some worms for dinner.  :niterider:

 

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I don’t forage anymore since the Great Mushroom Incident of Aught Seven.

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1 hour ago, SackMan518 said:

Did he at least get to go to Carousel first before they ground him up? LOL

Logan's run gave me nightmares.

And here we are.

 

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3 hours ago, jc856 said:

I had actually read the book as a teenager (it was a little more graphic, the movie was tamer). So when it came out, I was meh, and didn’t really like the lead for Logan. Loved Peter Ustinov.

What? You didn't like Agent Basil as Logan? 


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14 hours ago, SackMan518 said:

What? You didn't like Agent Basil as Logan? 

I never watched the Austin Powers movies, wasn’t a fan. I had to look up agent Basil. 

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