6.09.2010

Meatless Meals Everywhere!!

So thanks to the Meatless Mondays movement and the hard work of vegans/vegetarians everywhere, I am hearing of people, groups of people, restaurants, organizations, events etc. going Meatless! Either for a day, for one meal a week, or forever!

Yesterday online I read that the Hard Rock Cafe in London will offer a meatless meal on their menu every Monday, in honor of Meatless Mondays. This movement is spreading rapidly, and I love it. I'm so proud to be a part of something that can actually, tangibly do something in this world (either better health for your body, less greenhouse gases in the air from the factory farm system, or one more animal that is alive because you chose not to eat it).

Today I read that the U.N. urges a global shift towards meat and dairy free diets. THE U.N.! It doesn't get any bigger than that! In this article, the U.N. claims that because of world hunger, fuel poverty, and climate change, the world (especially the Western world) should push themselves away from the meat and dairy heavy diets they currently are on. These diets are unsustainable, the U.N. Environmental Programme claims. In fact, it is more detrimental to the environment to grow and raise dairy cattle, than it is to produce construction materials (i.e. cement, plastics, and metals). Shocking.

Take a look at the article below, and think about going meatless for one meal this week!

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/06/02-7

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