Animal rights party PAN has suggested that all public cafeterias in Portugal – including schools, universities and hospitals – should offer at least one vegetarian menu.
The proposal was presented in Parliament this week, reports Público newspaper.
“If we eat healthier diets, we will have less sick people, use less medicine and create fewer expenses, thus we will have a more sustainable national health system (SNS),” PAN’s only MP André Silva explained, adding that “Portugal has the right conditions for this” due to its “high-quality production” of seasonal vegetables.
Silva’s proposal was inspired by a likeminded petition promoted by Portugal’s vegetarian association (AVP) which has already received 11,000 signatures. (click here).