Less wurst to come as Berlin’s university caterers to cross out meat over climate

In the German capital of Berlin, the canteens and cafes of four universities have been directed to significantly reduce the presence of meat and fish dishes on their menus to give way to more vegan and vegetarian meals, British news portal The Guardian reports.
«We developed a new nutritional concept mainly because students have repeatedly approached us with the request for a more climate-friendly offer at their canteens,» explained Daniela Kummle of the Studierendenwerk student support organisation.
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From this October, the 34 canteens and cafes catering to Berlin’s sizeable student population at four different universities will offer a menu that is 68% vegan, 28% vegetarian, and 2% fish-based. A single meat option will be on the offer four days per week.
In 2019, Berlin universities fed about 5.6 million students in its canteens. That same year a survey found that 13.5% of Berlin’s student population described themselves as keeping a vegan diet, compared with just 1.6% in the country as a whole, while a further 33% said they were vegetarians, The Guardian reports.