China Daily (Hong Kong)

Furor over meat-free school lunches in Lyon


The government on Sunday accused the Green mayor of Lyon of insulting French butchers and harming the health of children by keeping meat off the menu for school lunches in the city. Mayor Gregory Doucet defended the decision, saying the idea of having a single menu without meat was to ensure a smooth service at lunchtimes during the social distancing enforced by the COVID-19 crisis. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said it was an “unacceptab­le insult” for French farmers and butchers.

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