Today we wanted to talk about Meatless Mondays – one day a week can make a world of a difference
Meatless Monday was founded in 2003 by Sid Lerner in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In May, 2009, Ghent, Belgium, became the first non-U.S. city to go meatless. Shortly thereafter, Paul McCartney introduced the U.K. to Meat-Free Mondays.
Meatless Monday is now active in over 40 countries and continues to grow. Representatives from different nations are finding innovative ways to make meatless and vegetarian dishes part of their everyday culture, customs and cuisine.
Skipping meat one day a week is good for you, great for your nation’s health, and better for the planet.
For instance, if you were going meatless, over the course of a year you:
- Would reduce your heart disease risk by 30 percent;
- Would reduce other diseases like stroke, diabetes and obesity;
- Would reduce the use of earth natural resources as livestock production uses 33% of the Earth’s entire land surface;
- Would reduce green gas emissions by cutting on meat production, transport, storage, cooking and wastage of food;
- Would save 425 gallons of water for every burger you avoid;
Skipping steak once a week with your family would be the equivalent of taking your car off the road for nearly three months and going vegetarian once a week for a decade would save the life of 20.6 million animals.
We know it might see a daunting task, but start slowly, start on Mondays and let us help you with a wide selection of meat-free products!
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