What is up with the USDA? Call me crazy, but doesn’t USDA stand for United States Department of Agriculture? Does the USDA only recommend a daily meat diet? What silliness . . . first some thoughtful editor/writer posted a recommendation to consider joining in the Meatless Monday campaign and reduce meat consumption ONE DAY a week in their ‘Greening Headquarters Update’ internal newsletter. Then, someone at the USDA freaked out and they retracted it. Let the media firestorm begin!
I was scheduled to be on a TV morning show called Ebru Today Monday morning the week of the meatless media poo-storm (ironic it was a Monday, never thought of that). I picked my topic a couple of weeks prior and planned to talk about the importance of understanding how our food impacts the environment. Of course I included Meatless Monday as a great idea and the organization as a wonderful resource. This was pure serendipity. Unfortunately, I had been up all night the night before the interview having fun with a young confused bat who got into our bedroom. Needless to say, I was NOT on my ‘A’ game, but I got a few points across.
Here are some great reasons to consider at least cutting back on your meat intake, if not going all the way to being a vegetarian or vegan!
The environmental impact of meat and meat production
For your health [from MeatlessMonday.com]
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