I do love meat, but am eating less and less as I think about lowering my impact on the environment. I was reading a piece from Mario Batali and he mentioned how he joined the Meatless Monday campaign. If you are just beginning to thinking about eating less meat, Meatless Mondays is a good place to begin. It will be good for your health and well being as well as the planet’s. You might even lose a little weight.
Mario said, “And I’m talking about a big impact.According to EWG’s Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change + Health, if everyone in the U.S. skipped eating meat and cheese just one day a week for a year, it would be like pulling 7.6 million cars off the road. At the same time, people – especially kids – would be less likely to develop health problems such as obesity and heart disease.”
EWG is trying to get 100,000 people to take the pledge to eat less meat. Please join them in their efforts and pledge online, @ Meat Eaters Pledge.