Canadian universities increase plant-based options, introduce more sustainable food practices


Leïla Ahouman of CBC News profiles the growing number of plant-based food options in Canadian university student dining halls. Ahouman explains that the recent surge in plant-based options comes as a response to students’ demands for variety and for dishes that are more environmentally friendly. Some institutions have also begun labelling more ethical food options, such as those that are climate-friendly, fair-trade, locally produced, and/or ocean-wise, in order to draw attention to more ethical food purchases. Ahouman spotlights the menus and related food service initiatives at Concordia University, Dalhousie University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Calgary, the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Toronto, and Western University.