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There are pros and cons to the Finnish capital "prohibition of meat provision" rule. Disposable tableware and bottled beverages are also prohibited at public events | Business Insider Japan

 There are pros and cons to the Finnish capital "prohibition of meat provision" rule. Disposable tableware and bottled beverages are also prohibited at public events | Business Insider Japan

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Helsinki, the capital of Finland, known as an environmentally advanced country, has announced a policy to ban the provision of meat and processed meat products at government-sponsored events. The image shows a food event in the city.

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Helsinki, the capital of Finland, has announced a policy to stop serving meat at all events hosted by the city, which has been a hot topic of pros and cons.

Helsinki authorities will introduce the following policies as part of their commitment to environmental issues for food and beverage services offered at conferences, seminars, workshops and public events on November 2, 2022 and beyond. Announced the plan.

The policy applies not only to citizens and officials, but also to outside invited guests attending the event. However, it is not applicable if there is an unavoidable reason such as high-level guest support.

"This policy does not apply to serving meals in schools and nursing homes," the local English-language media Helsinki Times reported in a statement from the authorities.

In February 2019, the City Council of Helsinki passed a bill to halve the dairy, meat and processed meat products used and provided by the city by 2025. It can be said that the introduction of this policy is in line with such a trend.

However, the reaction of the citizens varies. On SNS, there are many voices who highly appreciate the city's stance of taking the initiative in tackling environmental problems, but there are also some criticisms.

According to the Helsinki Times, the head of an industry group of Finnish agricultural producers and forest owners has questioned the introduction of the policy:

The Twitter post also noted the lack of support for Finnish farmers (affected by the policy) and could hinder citizens' freedom of choice (embedded tweet below). The content to be (see) is also increasing.

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