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The vegetarian reforms in the Finnish army, that we told about yesterday, caught Jussi Niinistö, the Finnish Defence Minister, by surprise.
Beginning this fall, twice a week one of the main courses is going to be vegetarian.
“I am going to ask for an explanation from the Finnish Defence Forces, why this has been decided. The army didn’t tell me anything beforehand about switching to vegetarian meals,” Minister Niinistö said.
Niinistö said that according to a survey, only a half percent of the conscripts favor vegetarian food.
“In the light of such numbers, this type of forceful feeding seems like an ideological choice,” he said and continued, “According to an old saying an army marches on its stomach. There’s no army that fights with the power of lentil soup or cauliflower milkshake,” he concluded.
According to the conscripts’ vegetarian menu received by Finland Today, there’s no lentil soup or cauliflower milkshake on the list.
The Vegetarian Menu of the Finnish Army
Vegetarian Balls in Tomato Sauce
Basilica Pasta With Tomatoes
Coconut Vegetarian Curry
Root Vegetables and Potato Casserole
Vegetable Feta Pasta