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    • NikkyJ

      A friend at WeWork said their co-founder sent an email out to their 6,000 employees saying the company will no longer serve meat or reimburse meals that include it. He cited environmental concerns. What do you think?

      A couple years ago I visited Google after they instituted meatless Mondays at their Mountain View, CA, campus. The guy in charge said it was met with explosive anger by the employees, even at campuses that weren't affected by it and even though meals are free at Google.

    • flei

      "New research indicates that avoiding meat is one of the biggest things an individual can do to reduce their personal environmental impact, even more than switching to a hybrid car," says WeWork co-founder Miguel McKelvey. He might be right... but if I worked for him I'd tell him to kiss my omnivorous rump roast. If he is really concerned about the environment, maybe he should set some infantilizing limits on China for it's horrible environmental practices since his company has hundreds of millions of dollars in assets there...

    • Pu

      If they don't want to provide meat in the company cafeteria that's their right, but what about employees travelling on company business? Will WeWork be hiring a Director of Meal Scrutiny to pour over receipts to ensure every ingredient in every meal comes from a company approved environmentally sustainable source.? How will they deal with hotel breakfast buffets that include bacon? Will they require photographic evidence that you didn't have a sausage on your plate? What if an employee grabs an Uber from the airport to hotel that turns out to have leather seats? Will employees be reimbursed for their hotel stay if it turns out the hotel supplied shampoo and soap contained animal products? What if you hung up your towel every morning but the hotel replaced it with a clean one anyway, wasting precious water?

    • vegasphotog

      All I can add to this thread is that is one delicious looking stock photo. No doubt I will have beef for din-din tonight. LOL

    • amacbean16

      It’s interesting that environmental impact came up but healthcare costs didn’t. If I was footing the health insurance bill for employees, I’d definitely look for ways to incentivize healthier practices. If they are providing food, it would make sense that it would be in the best interest of their bottom line (not to mention the well-being of their employees) to be selective about what they serve.

      I don’t agree that it needs to be a slippery slope and apply to all meal reimbursements for travel, etc. They are choosing their cafeteria menu anyway, so they might as well make those choices in an intelligent way.

    • Richard

      Interesting article, thx. I discussed this with my daughter, who is a vegetarian and molecular biologist. Labeling is not the only issue. Vat meat--like most cell cultures--Is grown in media supplemented with fetal calf serum, which is derived from fetal calf blood. This a a byproduct of industrial livestock production. It doesn't introduce any additional environmental damage, but it would not exist without the wholesale slaughter of cattle. A number of companies are trying to develop synthetic culture media--for good scientific reasons apart from vat meat--but this is considered a difficult problem at the moment. So I guess you'd have to say that vat meat is promising step forward, but at the moment it does not fully address either the environmental or ethical issues of meat consumption.

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