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Why have “Meatless Mondays” in schools? To reduce the threat of cow farts

BobbysAmused Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 2:43 PM
Let me see if I have this right. So everybody avoids meat on Monday, which is about 14% of the week. More cows will live due to less demand for meat, which will mean more greenhouse gasses than before "Meatless Monday". Makes perfect sense to me!
Beef producers recently cried foul when the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced to its employees that it would be imposing a “Meatless Mondays” program in the department’s cafeterias. In an employee newsletter, the department ironically criticized beef and dairy production, two industries it’s supposed to be promoting.

Because of public pressure, the department is now ditching the program . The USDA tweeted the newsletter had been posted "in error."

With that victory in hand, ranchers and cattlemen would be smart to turn their attention to K-12 schools, as well as colleges and universities, as the...