Meatless Monday

During World War I, the U.S. Food Administration called for “Meatless Mondays” and “Wheatless Wednesdays” so that more food could be shipped overseas to American servicemen. They told Americans that “Food Will Win the War.”

In 2003, the Monday Initiative, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future in Baltimore, Maryland all teamed together to bring the movement back. They argue that going vegetarian for a day conserves water, reduces your carbon footprint and lowers your intake of saturated fats.

The phenomenon isn’t limited to the United States. Paul McCartney and his daughters are campaigning for Meat Free Monday in the United Kingdom to raise awareness about the climate-changing effects of meat production and consumption.

Interested? Find a ton of vegetarian recipes to try here.

Read more about the Meatless Monday movement here. What do you think about this movement? Do you have a strong argument against it?

-Isha Ghodke

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