As a student-run nonprofit food service that aims to create a world that works for all life, any food served by FeelGood is vegetarian including our grilled cheese and all other items. Why? Read on.
Meat is not sustainable.
Meat consumption per capita has more than doubled in the past 50 years, even as the global population has continued to increase exponentially. As a result, the demand for meat has increased five-fold, which in turn has put escalating pressure on the availability of water, land, feed, fertilizer, fuel, waste disposal capacity, and many other limited planetary resources.
Source: WorldWatch Institute
Local meat operations are also not viable.
The many benefits of buying local – such as resource conservation – are not translatable to meat production, which requires an inordinate level of valuable resource use and results in excessive waste production. They are also not necessarily more humane.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service
Being meat-free makes it easier to abide by food safety policies and regulations, as serving meat is considered “high risk.”
Meat, poultry, turkey and fish are most frequently associated with food poisoning and foodborne illnesses.