The canteens of the city of Paris will have to switch to organic and plant-based in the next five years† So, by vote, the elected officials of the city council of the capital decided. Focus on this unprecedented step forward.
The menus evolve in the Parisian canteens. From September 2023, school restaurants, nursing homes, city staff or solidarity institutions in the capital will have to offer two vegetarian meals a week instead of one now. For the other three days of the week, a vegetarian alternative must be on the menu from 2025. The measure was unanimously adopted by the city council at the beginning of June, reports Konbinicmaking the city of Paris one of the allies of the animal cause and the fight against global warming?
In any case, this is what Audrey Pulvar, assistant sustainable nutrition, defends: “The target is 40% vegetarian food in the Parisian collective catering”, she told AFP. With the focus: reducing the ecological footprint of the city, respecting the diversity of diets and the idea of saving money “so managers can buy better quality food for other meat meals”underlined the elected official.
In addition to these plant-based food measures, the city plans to use only organic, sustainable agriculture food by 2027. Half is to be produced less than 250 kilometers from Paris. The current average is, according to Audrey Pulvar, “650km”† Enough to promote the local economy that makes it possible to serve 30 million meals annually.
Thanks to this measure, the City of Paris will allow part of its population no longer to deny its beliefs within its establishments. For others, it will be a simple and fun way to become aware of a diet that is more respectful of living things and the planet.