Phoenix Jail Goes Vegetarian, Saves Money
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is making a big change to his jails in Maricopa County, Arizona. In an effort to save big money, the jails’ menus are ditching meat.
Arpaio is replacing beef with soy, a switch that he says will save $100,000. FOX 10 Phoenix was invited into the jail’s kitchen to see how Arpaio makes what the inmates call, “slop.” While the Sheriff was enthusiastic about using soy chips in a stew, the FOX news anchor was apprehensive. See for yourself what the soy-based stew looks like in the news clip.
Perhaps they should consider changing their attitude. For health, the environment and animals, many institutions including hospitals and schools are offering more vegetarian options. Once the chefs perfect their use of soy, hopefully the inmates will think differently about veg foods.
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