U.S. Navy Introduces ‘Plant-Based Protein’ Program Pushing ‘Vegetarian Meat Alternatives’.

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 authorizes taxpayer funds for the U.S. Department of Defense to research and develop plant-based proteins for members of the military. The congressional legislation, H.R. 7900, establishes a “Pilot Program on Research and Development of Plant-based Protein for the Navy.” The bill stipulates that by March 1st, 2023, the Secretary of the Navy “shall establish and carry out a pilot program to offer plant-based protein options at forward operating bases for consumption by members of the Navy.” Plant-based protein options are defined as “edible vegan or vegetarian meat alternative products made using

U.S. Navy Refuses to Deploy Warship Due to Unvaccinated Commanding Officer.

A U.S. Navy warship has been left unable to deploy due to its commanding officer refusing the COVID vaccine on the grounds of religious objection. The news comes as ongoing legal battles have seen service members unite in lawsuits against the US government’s vaccine mandates. Despite a recent ruling from a federal judge that the unnamed commanding officer cannot be removed from his post after rejecting COVID-19 vaccines under religious exemption, Navy officials still refuse to deploy the ship. The preliminary injunction issued last month from Judge Steven D. Merryday prohibited the Navy and Marine Corps from performing disciplinary action