Yumi Media Responds to News of Harvard University Pushing to Reduce the Amount of Meat They Consume

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Following an article on Harvard pushing to reduce its meat intake, Yumi media responds to the news with comments of applause to the University.

On November 26, 2012, Yumi Media responds to a recent article by Oliver T. Kerr on The Harvard Crimson about Harvard University pushing to go meat-free for one day a week.

According to The Harvard Crimson article, “Earlier this month, Casi S. Karunaratne ’15 made an elegant case for reducing the amount of meat we consume.” The article states that greenhouse gas emissions, water depletion, and pollution, are all impacts from raising livestock for human consumption. Despite Karunaratne’s case, the school does not seem to care.

According to the dining hall manager, “we cannot and will not go meat free for any dinner service.” The article stated that the school would not provide reasons for not going meatless, and eventually 212 students for in favor of going meat-free once a week, close to 70%. The article mentions that it turns out Harvard was afraid of the “meatarians.” A Harvard representative said, “if we have even a few people who feel strongly about having meat available, we need to meet their needs.”

Yumi Media backs Karunaratne in effort to go meatless once a week, and urges her not to give up. “A decent amount of schools are going meat-free once a week, and due to the health benefits of it, there is no reason for Harvard not to join these schools. Karunaratne should not give up and keep fighting for a meatless day at the dining halls, and promote healthier eating habits,” says Yumi Media representative Takara Licausi. “Meat alternatives like Quorn food products can keep the “meatatarians” happy, I can’t imagine they would have a Quorn complaint when it comes to their tasty meat substitutes.”

Yumi Media is a food website devoted to delivering the latest and greatest in food news, recipes, and products to incorporate into your own healthy lifestyle. Launched in 2012, Yumi Media was founded by a group of friends as a way to explore their mutual love of food while sharing that love with the community at large. Whether you’re looking for something cutting-edge, comfort food like mom used to make or something in between, Yumi Media is your one-stop resource.


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