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USA: Big Meat stabs Meatless Mondays2 August 2012
An uproar from the world of abattoirs followed USDA's recommendation, published in Greening Updates dated 23 July 2012: 'One simple way to reduce your environmental impact while dining at our cafeterias is to participate in the “Meatless Monday” initiative http://www.meatlessmonday.com/. This international effort, as the name implies, encourages people not to eat meat on Mondays...'
The national Department for Agriculture had to retract the statement. Has one ever seen a clearer demonstration of who is calling the shots?
It will be interesting to find out how Mr. and Mrs. USA are going to react to this kind of coercion.
Quote: 'No matter where you come down on the carnivore-vegetarian continuum, this episode should shock, disgust and frighten you'
--->David Sirota - In the face of severe drought, public displays of political gluttony
Link: Keeping Meat on Monday's Plate
Link: Meatless Mondays
Link: Pleasanton kids say goodbye to meat -- on Mondays
Link: Where the money goes - the foods that subsidies support
Other EVANA-articles about this topic:
USA: Los Angeles City Council Embraces "Meatless Mondays" ()
Meatless Monday Raises Sen.'s Blood Pressure (en)
USDA Retracts Meatless Monday Recommendation (en)
USDA backs down on ‘Meatless Monday’ support (en)