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    Midwest college to serve squirrel meat in cafeteria

  According to inside sources, Concordia College Dining Services is considering using squirrel meat as a red meat alternative during Lent next year. There has been a push for more religious diversity on campus and now more students are observing the rule in which you do not eat red meat on Fridays during Lent. “Fridays during lent are our penitence days, where we do something to forgive our sins,” added Madison Lindquist, a sophomore at Concordia. Dining Services is struggling to meet the need for more red meat options at a low cost, so they are planning on integrating squirrel meat into the menu. Squirrel meat is more sustainable, low cost and it is locally grown. “There are plenty of squirrels on Concordia’s campus and this will help us ensure that our food is local and cost effective,” says a source who wishes to remain anonymous. This will also coincide with Concordia’s big push to remain sustainable.  Lindquist adds that, “Squirrels are plentiful and local… They aren’t currently being raised as GMOs for their meat. They may not have much meat on them, but it would definitely help with keeping our meat local, ethical, and organic.” This effort will most likely be implemented next year as we approach the end of the Lenten season and next year’s campus-wide symposium focuses on sustainability.  Squirrel meat also has many nutritional benefits . You can join in on the discussion on Twitter or Facebook with #eatsquirrel

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