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8 Reasons To Rock-On With Meat-Free Monday (with Paul McCartney and Gwyneth Paltrow)

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8 Reasons To Rock-On With Meat-Free Monday (with Paul McCartney and Gwyneth Paltrow)

I don’t generally get star struck, and food is not one of my writing niches, as the cook in the ‘ol EcoNest is my husband, but when a Beatle and an Oscar-winning actress get involved in something I care deeply about, like whether or not to eat meat, I’m over the moon.

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has a blog. She and, Paul McCartney, a dyed-in-the-wool vegetarian, have a story to tell about the environmental impact of raising livestock. Gwyneth’s blog is called GOOP. Her blog is not going to change the world like Care2 will, but it is worth checking out as she lives an uber-healthy and green lifestyle and shares some wonderful recipes, things to do, and places to go.

GOOP posted a story by Paul McCartney about Meat-Free Monday. Here’s how it starts:

“In 2006, the United Nations issued a report which stated that the livestock industry as a whole was responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than the whole of the transport sector put together.”

Paul (just writing his name makes me swoon) found this statement interesting because, “The UN is not a vegetarian society as a whole, so their findings would not be biased.”

Next: 8 facts about the livestock industry

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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11:50AM PDT on Jul 1, 2015

peace, once you learn about proper nutrients the body needs, being vegan is much easier, for your doing what your supposed to be doing, not what you think you want to do, but can't prove its right other then i prefer it that way. speaking with doctors is what i found got me on the right tract, for a junk food vegan diet will get you death faster then you can realize & that is what happened to me, believing i knew better as to what i should consume but when my body quit healing on a junk food vegan diet. that i didn't know was a junk food vegan diet, small scrapes, cuts that once healed in 3-4 days, the following year was a huge infected soar running an infection up the within the middle of my arm, but following doctors advice on what to eat as a vegan daily, in a couple months my body was healing again, & next year healed those new cuts, scrapes, in 3-4 days once again. so when i read about acknowledge meatless mondays, its a celebration to me, that i am thankful for that i can live a vegan life. & hopefully all of us are paving the way that future children will have it easier to live as a vegan their whole life. add to meatless mondays, vegan tuesdays, plants only wednesdays, etc..., peace

1:10PM PDT on Jun 30, 2015

Thanks Ronnie.

11:09AM PST on Nov 7, 2012

Go vegan!

5:19PM PDT on Jul 26, 2012

Every day is fine to go meat-free, not only mondays.

5:24PM PDT on Apr 6, 2012

Interesting comments!

8:24AM PDT on May 27, 2011


7:32PM PST on Feb 27, 2011

Don't give me the "you didn't do it right" song and dance. I had a long-time vegetarian mentor. Now I'm all messed up and fighting diabetes. My diabetes doctor told me don't dare go vegetarian again. Low carbs only for me.

12:14AM PST on Feb 13, 2011

A great idea, and great info in article; thanks!!

5:43AM PST on Feb 2, 2011

Charles, a lot of people gain weight and lose nutrition when they go vegetarian and don't do it properly. They substitute packaged processed foods for what they were eating instead of focusing on FRESH fruits, Vegetables and legumes. If you do it properly you can replace every nutritional need through a vegetarian diet. Research how to go vegetarian and I'm certain you will have a different result.

11:40AM PST on Jan 22, 2011

I gainede an insane amount of weight and got sick when I was a vegetarian.

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