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Started by HerrWalrus on Aug 13, 2019 8:01:02 AM
Hamburgers banned in University

Let them eat lentil soup.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-49321560

A university is banning the sale of burgers to try to fight global warming.

Goldsmiths, University of London, is removing all beef products from sale - and charging a 10p levy on bottled water and single-use plastic cups.

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Catspyjamas17 - 13 Aug 2019 08:03:37 (#1 of 57)

I don't think I ever bought a beef burger from the university canteen. But plenty from Abdul's. Unless the rule somehow extends to local takeaways, I doubt anyone will be crying into their fries.

Shadrack22 - 13 Aug 2019 08:26:55 (#2 of 57)

and charging a 10p levy on bottled water and single-use plastic cups.

We have a ‘latte levy’ to discourage the use of disposable cups.

darkhorse - 13 Aug 2019 08:34:33 (#3 of 57)

Oh my god, the poor Goldsmiths Students. Where in New Cross could they possibly find an alternative takeaway?

machiavelli - 13 Aug 2019 08:37:45 (#4 of 57)

We have a ‘latte levy’ to discourage the use of disposable cups.

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/reusable-cups-disposable-environment-carbon-emissions-throwaway-culture-a9054471.html

browserbutton - 13 Aug 2019 08:49:34 (#5 of 57)

Critics of the UK university system are demanding: "Where's the beef?"

DesEsseintes - 13 Aug 2019 08:54:47 (#6 of 57)

It's got to be illegal, this. What are you supposed to do if your religion/culture says you can only eat beef?

RosyLovelady - 13 Aug 2019 08:59:03 (#7 of 57)

Which religion is that, Des? Can't you eat anything else at all if you're a practitioner?

TheExcession - 13 Aug 2019 09:00:33 (#8 of 57)

My experience of university food was that the burgers contained very little actual cow.

DesEsseintes - 13 Aug 2019 09:02:21 (#9 of 57)

I dunno, Church of Texas, or Yorkshire. What do they do for their Sunday dinner?

AlanII - 13 Aug 2019 09:03:14 (#10 of 57)

Go to the Burger Bar?

DesEsseintes - 13 Aug 2019 09:04:47 (#11 of 57)

Probably, or make their own. It's still discrimination, though.

AlanII - 13 Aug 2019 09:06:23 (#12 of 57)

If it is (and I'm not convinced), it's a barely relevant one.

GyratingTrampoline - 13 Aug 2019 09:19:06 (#13 of 57)

A few years ago Shambala festival made a rule that all the food stalls had to be vegetarian only, in order to encourage a debate about the environmental impact of our diet.

https://www.shambalafestival.org/whats-on/food-glorious-food/

Punters were still allowed to bring their own meat onto the site, and the predicted bacon riots never emerged

DesEsseintes - 13 Aug 2019 09:20:20 (#14 of 57)

They should get compensation if they're unable to use the university because of the prejudiced way it's set up.

AlanII - 13 Aug 2019 09:28:38 (#15 of 57)

Who should?

TommyDGNR8 - 13 Aug 2019 09:31:25 (#16 of 57)

I am racking my brain trying to remember, but I don't recall ever actually buying anything in our refectory despite having spent several hours there every day for several years. I started taking packed lunches to school and have ever stopped.

darkhorse - 13 Aug 2019 09:32:29 (#17 of 57)

Indeed, I barely visited the Uni refectory as an undergraduate.

I bought the occasional cheese sandwich and cheap instant coffee from uni outlets.

AlanII - 13 Aug 2019 09:33:31 (#18 of 57)

Yeah, coffee was about the extent of my spending there too.

machiavelli - 13 Aug 2019 09:33:59 (#19 of 57)

The traditional way to show your disapproval for a dining facility is to withdraw your custom. Of course, the miserable, traitorous salad-munching milksops can still lend their support to the vic(tual)tators.

DesEsseintes - 13 Aug 2019 09:38:53 (#20 of 57)

Who should? The beefeaters, of course. Les rosbifs.

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