06 Apr '17, 3am

Israeli #military goes #vegan with animal-product-free combat rations

Israeli #military goes #vegan with animal-product-free combat rations

An estimate 50,000 IDF soldiers will be fed by the vegan rations, which consist of "hummus and tahini, beans in tomato sauce, cocoa spread, halva, green olives, peas and canned fruit," Lieutenant Colonel Donna Steinfield with the IDF's Technology and Logistics Division told Jerusalem Online. "Our goal is to take care of each soldier's personal needs." Steinfeld also said that a large number of soldiers had requested the program. © Flickr/ Israel Defense Forces Israel Will No Longer Return Bodies of Hamas Soldiers Veganism is highly popular in Israel, with 4 percent of the population identifying as vegan – the highest rate of any country in the world. Experts attribute this phenomenon to it being a natural extension of the kosher Jewish dietary code, which already prohibits some meat products, like pork and shellfish. Some prominent Israeli activists have even compared the ...

Full article: https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201704061052342477-isr...

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