Meat Free Monday
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Back in May, we listed 5 reasons to go veggie. These included health, the environment and sustainable development.
One of the latest campaigns around vegetarianism and climate change, is “Meat free Monday“.
Supported by Paul McCartney and Richard Branson, Meat Free Monday is a food campaign to encourage the nation to help slow climate change by reducing their meat consumption by having at least one meat free day a week.
The UK’s Food Climate Research Network suggests that livestock production is responsible for around half of food production emissions. The more meat we produce and eat the larger our carbon footprint.
The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization says the livestock sector is ‘one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global’.
By choosing to have one meat free day a week you can help make a difference! Compassion in World Farming estimates that if the average UK household halved its consumption of meat this would cut more emissions than if car use was cut in half.
By making a simple change in the way you eat, you are taking part in a world changing campaign where what’s good for you is also good for the planet.
What about you – if you are a meat eater do you think you could adopt a meat free Monday in your household?
If you’re already vegetarian what were your reasons for giving up meat?
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