Desperate Meat Industry Fighting Meatless Mondays in NYC Schools

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As New York City public schools join Meatless Mondays, the desperate meat industry’s wasting no time in being a bully, trying to push veg meals off the menu for students. This week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adam announced some amazing food for kids and animals: all New …

All NYC Public Schools Joining Meatless Mondays

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Great news from the Big Apple: All New York City public schools will participate in Meatless Mondays starting in the 2019-2020 school year! The city’s decision was announced by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. Meatless Monday is an international effort that continues to gain steam across the …

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 …

Report: Vegan Eating Soaring in the US

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More and more consumers are trying veg, and as demand for plant-based options continues to grow, the food industry is looking to get in on this meat-free market. QSR recently suggested that brands can improve their restaurants by ‘inviting vegans‘ with menu items. And the new “Top Trends in Prepared Foods 2017” report by research firm Global Data offers companies the same …

World Health Summit Goes Meatless (Monday)

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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 reveals that processed meats can cause cancer, and even that a meat-heavy diet is as bad as smoking! On the flip side, from preventing heart disease, which tops the CDC’s list …

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 …

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What’s Our Favorite Day of the Week? (Hint: It’s NOT Friday!)

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We love Meatless Monday – and so do millions of Americans. This campaign is celebrated far and wide, in cities from coast to coast and across the globe, as a simple and fun way to help protect our health, the environment, and animals. Did you know Meatless Monday was first initiated by the US government during World War I? It was …

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Lean & Green Days: Philadelphia Public Schools to Promote Meat-Free Eating

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The City of Brotherly Love keeps showing just how much love it has for heart-healthy food. This fall, Philadelphia Public Schools will introduce weekly Lean & Green Days, when schools across the city will encourage students to choose from a variety of meat-free options — including pasta with marinara sauce, veggie calzones, and bean burritos — on the menu. This …

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Survey Says: Consumers are Eating Less Red Meat & Pork

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A new survey by research firm Mintel reveals that 39% of people who regularly eat red meat ate less of it in 2013 than in 2012. Additionally, 25% of pork consumers said they ate less pork in 2013 than in 2012. The poll noted that these downward trends in meat consumption have been largely prompted by the health concerns. Could it …