COP28 Climate Summit Offers BBQ, Burgers as it Calls for Reduced Meat Consumption

The United Nations (U.N.) COP28 climate summit offered a variety of food options amid its pressure on Western nations to reduce beef consumption.

According to an online menu, beef and other meat products were available for event attendees, including “melt-in-your-mouth BBQ,” Fox News reported.

In a statement to the outlet, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said, “FAO emphasizes the critical need for an innovative plan and a concrete package of solutions to overhaul agrifood systems.”

“The Global Roadmap is positioned as a strategic tool to demonstrate that accelerated climate actions can transform agrifood systems, simultaneously addressing food security and nutrition challenges today and in the future without breaching the 1.5 degrees threshold. In this roadmap, FAO is urging for good food for today and tomorrow.”

As the U.N. has urged Americans to reduce their meat consumption despite offering beef products and the climate summit, Republican Representative Mike Flood (NE) is planning to introduce a resolution protecting livestock and animal-based protein.

Flood, who serves on the Congressional Beef Caucus, told Fox News, “The hypocrisy of the global elites never ceases to amaze. They’re the same ones who want working people to swear off flying at all while they get to travel to glitzy conferences on private jets to push a radical green agenda.”

“COP28 putting meat on the menu just proves that we need beef and all kinds of meat to help feed the world,” he continued. “And that’s why I’ll keep fighting the U.N. and the global elites who are trying to kill meat production, which would only shatter the world’s food security and end an age-old way of life for millions of farmers and ranchers around the world.”

The resolution reportedly states, “Resolved, that the House of Representatives (1) recognizes the importance of meat and livestock production to the United States economy; (2) recognizes the importance of meat and animal-based protein; (3) disapproves of United Nations recommendation to reduce meat consumption in their global food systems’ road map; and (4) opposes the use of any Federal resources to support attempts to reduce meat consumption.”

C40, a global network of mayors, also has plans to limit the consumption of animal products.

American cities involved in the agenda include Austin, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Seattle.

Some of the “ambitious targets” described by C40 include 0kg of meat consumption, 0kg of dairy consumption, 0% household food waste, and 0 private vehicles.