In their never-ending effort to combat the so-called crisis of global warming, Democrats have shown just how much money and research they can waste.
Case in point: The Oakland Unified School District recently partnered with the environmental group Friends of the Earth to make school lunches more climate-friendly.
That’s right. The organization gave students a lunch menu designed to eliminate foods it claimed were “unsustainable for our planet.” The menu featured less meat and cheese along with more plant-based proteins, according to The Daily Caller.
Any meat or cheese the school did provide for lunch came from cows that were raised organically and humanely. As you might expect, the new menu also offered reduced portion sizes.
The key findings in an analysis presented by Friends of the Earth claimed the menu change reduced the carbon footprint of the school’s entire food service by 14 percent and saved $42,000 by decreasing the amount spent per meal by 1 percent.
Executive director of nutrition services for Oakland Unified School District Jennifer LeBarre said the data was a landmark moment.
“We were so excited to see how the data showed that we could reduce our carbon and water footprint by serving healthy, delicious food — like the vegetarian tostadas with fresh-made in-house salsa, that kids absolutely love — all while saving money,” she said in a Friends of the Earth news release.
The report claimed that if every school district in the U.S. followed Oakland’s example, the reduced carbon dioxide emissions would be equal to removing 150,000 cars from American roads.
I don’t know which is worse: this program, which aims to cut down on global warming by offering less meat and cheese to growing young bodies, or former first lady Michelle Obama’s disgusting school lunch program.
There’s nothing wrong with schools wanting to improve lunches. However, to change lunches so drastically in the name of “climate change” is over the top.
If liberals actually want to cut down on global warming or climate change or whatever they will call it in five years, they could start by leaving schools alone and choosing not to live in their environmentally unfriendly mansions and maybe even ditching their personal jets.
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