NYC Mayor and Area Schools Sign On for Meatless Mondays

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The Big Apple is embracing the power of plants. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and 15 schools across the borough of Brooklyn have officially signed on for Meatless Monday! Participating schools will have healthy, all-veg breakfast and lunch menus for students every Monday. Joining the schools’ efforts, the Mayor, First Lady Chirlane McCray and Gracie Mansion will also go …

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Meatless Monday: World Health Summit Goes Meat-Free

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Meatless Monday menu is highlight of World Health Summit  Awareness of the dire health risks presented by a diet laden with animal products is ever-growing, and so too is awareness of the many health benefits of a plant-based diet. Research shows that processed meats can cause cancer and that a meat-heavy diet is as bad as smoking. On the flip side, from …

Meat Industry Running Scared About Meatless Monday in the Military

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Plant-based eating is rapidly on the rise — even in the military — and the meat industry is running scared. The effort is being led by Senator Joni Ernst from Iowa, which happens to be one of the largest animal agribusiness states in the US that also passed an ag-gag law in 2012. Enrst, who describes Meatless Mondays as “misguided …

Meatless Monday Momentum: NYC Council Introduces Resolution!

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The New York City Council just took a momentous step that could make the Big Apple the next – and the largest – city in the US  to officially embrace and endorse Meatless Monday. Last Thursday, on the steps of City Hall, over 50 people rallied in support of this healthy-eating initiative, including Jane Velez-Mitchell and NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal who …

Food for Change: Making the Impossible Possible

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Life is booming on planet Earth: in fact, world population is set to hit over 9 billion by 2050. But with it will grow the need to feed the masses – and, as seen in this infographic from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, so will the unsustainable consumption of meat. As noted in the New York …

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Germany’s Green Party Calls for a Weekly “Veggie Day”

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When thinking about German cuisine, vegetables are not likely the first food that comes to mind. So considering its meat reputation that is laden with a wide range of sausage options, it might come as a surprise to learn that not only is there a thriving veg-friendly movement — more than 10,000 people attended last year’s Berlin VegFest — there is a new vegetarian eating initiative introduced as part of a political platform.

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Maryland’s Montgomery County Proclaims Meatless Monday

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Last Thursday, the Montgomery County Council issued a “Meatless Monday” Proclamation officially endorsing a nationwide effort to promote kinder, climate-friendlier, and healthier foods. Compassion Over Killing worked with the Council on this initiative and applauds the County for taking this important step in promoting the many benefits of choosing more plant-based foods.