Meatless Monday is an international campaign that encourages people not to eat meat on Mondays to improve their health and the health of the planet. Today, the campaign is active in more than 40 countries.
Industrial livestock is the main cause of environmental deterioration. A global transition to vegetarian food is the most efficient solution. To produce a kilo of meat requires 7 kilos of cereal, but if this cereal were destined directly to humans, it could end with famine and malnutrition all over the world.
The UN considers that the main solution to environmental problems is the reduction of the livestock population. To achieve this, it is essential for society to move towards a diet free of animal products, or at least reduce its intake. The vegetarian diet is the main ecological solution and has great benefits for human health and respect for animals.
The Meatless Monday alternative
Thousands of citizens around the world have joined Meatless Mondays since 2003, and currently the public schools of Los Angeles (USA), New York (USA), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Medellín (Colombia) adhere to the campaign. Also the Casa Rosada (Argentina), public hospitals around the world, and the Ministry of the Environment of Chile. In addition, great personalities such as Paul McCartney, Al Gore, Gwyneth Paltrow and chef Jamie Olivera publicly support this initiative.
Meatless Monday is a non-profit campaign that anyone can participate in: just remove all kinds of meat from your plate one day a week, and you'll be making a world of difference!
Here you can download an application for your cell phone and you can also register to receive recipes
Now you know:If you want to change the world, start with your plate!
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