Monday, April 28, 2008

Meatless Monday and beyond

Why not do something good for yourself and the environment and go meatless today? Meatless Monday is a national health campaign to help Americans prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer - four of the leading causes of death in America. Leading health experts agree that going vegetarian is the single best thing we can do for ourselves and our families. Healthy vegetarian diets support a lifetime of good health and provide protection against numerous diseases. Not only is going veg good for our bodies, but it is good for the environment. A 2006 report by the United Nations summarized the devastation caused by the meat industry. According to the report, raising animals for food is “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global. So when deciding on tonight's dinner take advice from Paul McCartney, "The global meat industry and the land and water required to service it is one of the major contributors to global warming. So I would urge everyone to think about taking this simple step (going veg) to help our precious environment and save it for the children of the future." So start with a meatless Monday and try to take it beyond just Monday :)

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