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Ministry of Defence attacks meat consumption in bid to ‘go green’

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has suggested vegetarian options will help the Armed Forces to go greener, alongside electric tanks.

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Ministry of Defence attacks meat consumption in bid to ‘go green’

It comes as part of a new report highlighting how the MoD will respond to the threat posed by climate change, following an internal climate change and sustainable review conducted by Lt Gen Richard Nugee in 2020.

 

Lt Gen Nugee, who has apparently reduced his meat consumption by 80 per cent, told The Telegraph that troops were being educated about the benefits of vegetarianism and they would produce menus that might offer more alternatives to meat.


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“If we have educated people and we have told them of the value of some of the other diets that are available, then I think we might see a difference,” he said.

 

Jeremy Quin, Minister for Defence Procurement, said the department was determined to play its full part in helping the Government address climate change and achieve the legal commitment of net zero by 2050.

 

Mr Quin said: “Inevitably, the very scale of what Defence is called upon to do makes us a carbon emitter.

 

“However, we recognise both the necessity and opportunity to build on our existing successes in cutting carbon and mitigating Defence’s impact on the environment.”

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