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USDA Retracts Call for ‘Meatless Mondays’

jwall Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 9:52 PM
The Meat industry is being over dramatic. With only 5 % of Americans getting their daily requirement of fruits and veggies, the USDA has done a awful job of promoting farmers that grow fruits & veggies & human grains. "If everyone ate a Western diet, (meat, eggs, dairy) we would need 2 Planet Earths to feed them. We only have one. And she is dying." --Philip Wollen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQCe4qEexjc&feature=player_embedded

The USDA recently pushed a ‘Meatless Mondays’ initiative in an online newsletter to employees. Yes, that’s right -- the same folks who are supposed to back our countries’ farmers and ranchers attempted to proselytize ‘green’ initiatives… in the midst of a drought.

"How will going meatless one day of the week help the environment? The production of meat, especially beef (and dairy as well), has a large environmental impact. According to the U.N., animal agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gases and climate change. It also wastes resources." 

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