Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sao Paulo city council will try vegetarian meals and supervise the origin of meat sold in the city

Last January 14th, the Mayor of Sao Paulo Gilberto Kassab, approved a law requiring a history of origin of each lot of meat about to be sold inside the city.

The document must certificate that the meat was not produced on illegally deforested areas, indigenous lands or protected areas of the Amazon and was not used child labor.

The Alderman Roberto Tripoli is the author of the law that aims to protect not just the environment, but also create a vegetarian menu for the school lunch served on the public education system. The proposal wants to discuss the gradual reduction of using meat.

That was an amendment approved last December and aims to provide R$ 500 thousand to the city Education Department use the vegetarian project on three different schools during one year.

The city council has 60 days to organize the law and monitor the adequate compliance.

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