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.”
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