Bishop Burton College would like to address the response to its social media post about serving plant-based meals in one of its food outlets this January.
Bishop Burton College provides a range of courses ranging from land-based specialisms such as Agriculture, Equine and Animal Management to more general courses in areas such as Art & Design, Sport and Health and Social Care. We always provide a range of vegetarian and vegan options alongside locally sourced, freshly prepared, nutritious meat-based meals in all of our outlets, to suit the needs of our diverse student population.
Our student council requested the introduction of meat-free Mondays at one of our four food outlets which means that there will be several additional plant-based options available throughout January alongside our meat-based menu. Going forward we will ensure that students have plant and meat-based choices in every outlet.
The College is proud of its agricultural heritage and our longstanding connection to our farming community. Farmers are facing huge financial pressures following a period of hyper-inflation and one of the wettest autumns on record. As a specialist land-based college we recognise the role we have to play in supporting the industry to produce sustainable food – both livestock and crops. To this end we have heavily invested in the latest agricultural technology including a new high welfare Centre for Pig Industry Training and the latest precision farming systems.