It looks like New York City’s vegan mayor, Eric Adams, wants to tell people what they can and can’t eat in order to fight climate change. You guessed it—he’s got it in for meat.
Mayor Adams has set a goal to slash food-based gas emissions by a whopping 33% in just seven years. He claims that food is the third-largest source of city emissions, and the real culprits are meat and dairy products.
CBS New York reported that 20% of NYC’s greenhouse gas emissions come from food production and consumption. So now, Mayor Adams is pledging to cut the city’s food-based emissions in agencies by 33% within seven years and challenges the private sector to do the same.
Last year, New York City school kids had to endure “Meatless Mondays” and then were forced into “Vegan Fridays.” Adams imposed his vegan lifestyle of veggies, faux meat, and bean slop onto these young folks.
No one expects school lunches to be gourmet, but check out this tweet showing black beans, tomato, and corn as the NYC schools’ first #VeganFriday option:
No one expects a school lunch to be fine dining but… this is black beans, tomato and corn for NYC schools very first #VeganFriday. Option 2 was this burrito which wasn’t even #vegan. Tonight at 11pm on @ABC7NY. burrito credit @jenchung pic.twitter.com/zwIkoKzC8y
— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) February 5, 2022
Unsurprisingly, the kids ended up tossing the vegan tacos in the trash:
This is the @NYCMayor new vegan option for Fridays. Most of the kids dumped this in the garbage or just ate the cookies. It smelled like armpits & it was completely unappetizing. Why would you remove options for students? A dry cheese sandwich isn’t going to cut it. @NYCSchools pic.twitter.com/PKot8IyNp6
— M (@salemviolets) February 4, 2022
Adams has made it clear he wants every New Yorker to join his vegan crusade. “I’ve got to get New Yorkers to eat a plant-based centered life,” he said last February.
Now, let’s not forget that a vegan diet is lacking in several essential nutrients, including iron, omega-3 fatty acids, B12, and zinc. But Mayor Adams doesn’t seem to care about that. He’s determined to make all New Yorkers adopt his nutrient-deficient diet, even if he has to force them.