Meatless Mondays

Meat Free Monday is an environmental campaign, headed by Paul McCartney, which purpose is to draw attention to the impact of meat production and consumption on our planet.

Meatless Monday is another campaign that also encourages people to abstain from meat one day a week in order to help improve “personal health and the planet”.

The Meatless Monday logo

People such as Yoko Ono, Kate Moss and Al Gore are all professed followers of Meatless Monday.

Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food, stated on the Opera Winfrey Show, “even one meatless day a week—a Meatless Monday, which is what we do in our household—if everybody in America did that, that would be the equivalent of taking 20 million mid-size sedans off the road.”

Clearly, the movement to reduce meat consumption is growing and whether it’s for environmental, health or animal rights reasons, this is positive news.

The Huffington Post publishes articles every week regarding Meatless Monday, along with vegetarian and vegan friendly recipes. One of my favorites is Tuscan White Beans and Winter Greens Soup.

If you are already a vegetarian, encourage your friends to go meat free once a week. If you are a carnivore, consider going meat free once a week- you’ll be helping more than just yourself.

 

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