Meatless Mondays

 

        Despite the fact that beef consumption is decreasing in the USA, worldwide, beef consumption is increasing and is expected to continue to increase because of the global income growth in the developing countries like India and China.Reducing the quantity of beef we eat is good for our health and also has a positive impact on the environment. For the same amount of calories, vegetables compared with meat, needs much less feed, land and water.I was not aware, but looks like 50% of the USA population knew about the Meatless Monday campaign. This day is not a prohibition to eat meat but rather a suggestion to have an alternate diet.The beef industry has a very influential and strong political support. 

Amanda Simon

http://science.time.com/2012/07/27/why-it-was-silly-for-the-beef-industry-to-freak-out-over-usdas-meatless-monday-newsletter/

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