Hawaii Bill Would Establish Plant-Based Proteins as Primary Proteins for Students at the University of Hawaii

Hawaii Senate Bill 1533 would accommodate students and promote sustainability at the University of Hawaii by providing “plant-based proteins as primary proteins.” The bill further would require that “by January 1, 2035, plant-based proteins shall be the primary protein in fifty per cent of all meals eligible for purchase with a meal plan.” The bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Education and the Senate Ways and Means Committee.