NYC Looks To Do Away With Hot Dog Purchases By City For ‘Climate Change’

Hyper-Warmist Bill De Blasio isn’t looking to ban all hot dogs sales in NYC (yet), as has been going around

NYC Vows to Start ‘Phasing Out’ Hot Dogs to Save the Planet as Part of Their Own $14B Green New Deal

Hot dogs may become harder to find following the approval of New York City’s version of the Green New Deal as local politicians pick of the sword to take on climate change.

On Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-N.Y.) slapped his signature on his city’s blueprint for combatting climate change. Following in the footsteps of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the city passed a Green New Deal to mobilize the city’s resources to combat climate change.

Unfortunately for hot dog lovers, the plan includes a goal of eliminating processed meat from all city-owned property.

According to NYC’s Green New Deal, hot dogs must go if New Yorkers want to maintain a “livable climate.” The plan details the city’s goal of “reducing the purchasing of beef and phasing out the purchasing of processed meat” from all city-owned facilities.

Now, Snopes jumped into this, based on the erroneous report by an iHeart radio affiliate claiming all hot dogs would be banned from NYC, which ran through social media like wildfire. That is false. But, in attempting to show this is false, Snopes drops the ball

First, hot dogs are not being banned throughout the city. The city government plans to reduce the purchase of processed meats consumed at city-run facilities, such as hospitals, public schools, and correctional facilities, but this policy will have no effect on vendors, restaurants, grocery stores, or any other privately owned businesses that sell hot dogs, or on their customers who eat them.

Second, the city’s plan to reduce the consumption of hot dogs is only partly based on an effort to “improve climate.” NYC’s “Green New Deal” policies are part of the city’s “OneNYC 2050: Building a Strong and Fair City” strategy. While these policies address climate-change issues, they also deal with community well-being and the general health of the city’s population. The section of OneNYC 2050 dealing with processed meats can actually be found in the “Healthy Living” portion of this strategy. More specifically, the section dealing with processed meats explains that reducing the consumption of hot dogs will lower the risk of heart disease and cancer.

So, just banned for government facilities, and, that OneNYC 2050 is really primarily about ‘climate change’. The fact that it would lower risks of heart disease and cancer is just a byproduct. A lower ranking reasoning.

Here’s the relevant section of OneNYC 2050 (emphasis ours):

ADOPT MORE SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION PRACTICES IN CITY GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

The City will shift away from goods that have an outsized impact on the environment and identify opportunities to reduce waste and cut GHG emissions throughout City government. Through updates to our Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) and executive action, we are ending the purchasing of unnecessary single-use plastic foodware, reducing the purchasing of beef, and phasing out the purchasing of processed meat.

It’s right there: GHG emissions, otherwise known as greenhouse gases.

So, yes, it is primarily about ‘climate change’, but, no, not everywhere. That comes later. Or at least an attempt at a prohibition on processed meats.

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2 Responses to “NYC Looks To Do Away With Hot Dog Purchases By City For ‘Climate Change’”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    As if school lunches weren’t bad enough. This reminds me of all the PSA commercials I hear every day about hungry children and the “only meal they will get is through the school lunch program”. Just imagine the malnutrition this will cause. Why do Democrats hate children so much? The answer is, they don’t just hate children. They hate everyone.

  2. Jo says:

    By next year, no more bad storms will hit New York…thanks, lunatics

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