Norwegian army goes vegetarian… to fight global warming

#1
Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, a repeat (I searched, I swear I did), etc.

Norway’s military is taking drastic steps to ramp up its war against global warming. The Scandinavian country announced its soldiers would be put on a vegetarian diet once a week to reduce the military’s carbon footprint.

“Meatless Monday’s” has already been introduced at one of Norway’s main military bases and will soon be rolled out to others, including overseas bases. It is estimated that the new vegetarian diet will cut meat consumption by 150 tons per year.

“It’s a step to protect our climate,” military spokesman Eystein Kvarving told AFP. “The idea is to serve food that’s respectful of the environment.”


“It’s not about saving money,” Kvarving added. “It’s about being more concerned for our climate, more ecologically friendly and also healthier.”

The United Nations says that livestock farming is responsible for 18 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Cutting meat consumption, environmentalists argue, would help stem global warming and improve the environment.

“The defense ministry deserves a lot of praise because it’s taking climate and environmental issues seriously,” Arild Hermstad, the director of the Future in Our Hands — an environmental group that has campaigned for Norwegians to cut meat consumption — told AFP.

The Future in Our Hands says that the average Norwegian eats more than 1,200 animals in the course of their life — amounting to 1,147 chickens, 22 sheep, six cattle and nearly three deer.

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a U.S. physician, also said that the diet could have the added benefit of reducing heart disease and stroke among people. Esselstyn said people should avoid “any food that ever had a mother or a face.”
Norwegian army goes vegetarian... to fight global warming | The Daily Caller

I can imagine this going down well over here...
 
#4
"Friday is cheapie day" anyone?
 
#5
Errm, veggie food makes you fart more?

Farts contain methane.

Methane is a much more effective at trapping solar radiation than carbon dioxide.
 
#7
Our glorious green council tried that on the binmen in brighton lasted about a week :)
Its hardly the most horrible thing fish and chips rather than burger and chips
 
#8
How to make Monday's even worse.

I'd have chosen Friday on the assumption that nobody would be eating lunch or dinner anyway.....bit of "smoke and mirrors".
 
#9
Maybe if they stopped selling oil and gas ? I might treat their effort seriously then...

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#10
Their norwegians they live on rollmops and grilled whale steak with the odd herring.
So puffin nuggets are off the menu for one day big deal *


* i know about as much about norwegain diet as I do about british military doctrine tbf I usually just did what I was told to do poorly.
 
#11
Their norwegians they live on rollmops and grilled whale steak with the odd herring.
So puffin nuggets are off the menu for one day big deal *


* i know about as much about norwegain diet as I do about british military doctrine tbf I usually just did what I was told to do poorly.
Don't remember puffin being on the menu during my short spell as a guest of the Nog army. Have been served puffin pate in IcelandAir business class, I think in economy they got the beak and feet.
 
#12
Their norwegians they live on rollmops and grilled whale steak with the odd herring.
So puffin nuggets are off the menu for one day big deal *


* i know about as much about norwegain diet as I do about british military doctrine tbf I usually just did what I was told to do poorly.
You were told to do things poorly? Some of us just did it that way naturally - what's the phrase? "Stapd sets a low standard for himself which he consistently fails to achieve" - happy days

Can't say as I'd relish meat-free Mondays - if its anything like the digestive disruption caused by my temporarily (medically enforced) pro veg diet, then it'll be followed by "I'd give it a minute before going in there" Tuesdays.

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#13
Millions of years of evolution to reach the rank of planetary apex predator and some people voluntarily take a step down the food chain. ****in' eejits.
 
#14
Rollmops, with herring, who'd a thunk it. :)

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