Global elites are pushing for societies to consume a plant-based diet because they say there's a clear linkage between the worldwide livestock industry and greenhouse gas emissions.
Of course, France would be one of the first to mix politics with food.
French Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie denounced school officials in Lyon, the capital city in France's Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region, who removed the meat from menus. School officials conveniently scapegoat COVID-19 protocols as the reason for the removal, according to RT News.
"Let's stop putting ideology on our children's plates," Denormandie tweeted on Sunday.
"Let's just give them what they need to grow well. Meat is part of it," he wrote, adding that he had asked the region's perfect, a state-appointed official, to overrule the move.
In an email dated Feb. 15 addressed to elected officials of the city, the assistant in charge of Education Stephanie Leger announced, "single menu without meat to serve students more quickly and streamline meals. She said the new menu would continue until Easter.
"The new health protocol imposes a separation of two meters in school catering. The single menu will allow us to speed up the service and thus allow us to welcome all children," Leger told Agence France-Presse ( AFP).
"To correspond to the taste of the greatest number, we decided to remove the meat," she said, adding that "it is not a vegetarian menu" since fish or eggs will continue to be served in the 206 schools in the city.
Besides Denormandie, other officials found the measure to exclude meat from school lunches as "unacceptable."
Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin labeled it an "unacceptable insult to French farmers and butchers."