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Senate bill proposes new Halal food options
by Diana Nguyen and Tim Payne
Although Houston has one of the largest and fastest growing Muslim populations in the country, UH has yet to provide certain foods that meet their dietary guidelines — specifically halal food, which specifies, among other things, the manner in which animals must be slaughtered under Islamic Shariah.
With the requirement that students residing in on-campus residence halls pay for meal plans, some Muslim students are hesitant to stay on campus because of a lack of halal options.
The bill was introduced to the Senate Wednesday evening to propose the opening of halal vegetarian and vegan options in the New University Center.
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