Norwegian Army Introduces Meatless Mondays to Save the Climate

Meatless Mondays Norwegian Army

In an ongoing effort to reduce the military’s carbon footprint, Norway has announced its soldiers will be put on a vegetarian diet once a week. Introducing: Meatless Mondays!

Meatless Mondays is meant to cut the country’s consumption of ecologically unfriendly foods whose production contributes heavily to global warming. Apparently livestock farming is responsible for 18 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions so cutting back on meat consumption could help stem global warming.

The stench from the barracks will be less than pleasant, but the Norwegian army’s war on climate change is estimated to cut meat consumption by 150 tonnes per year.

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

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

Meatless Mondays are already in effect in one of Norway’s main military bases and soon the program will be rolled out to other Nor-vegan soldiers, including those in overseas bases. Something tells me this would not go over well in America’s military…

Note to self: Norwegian army weakened. Attack on a Monday.

Via: The Local 

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