(Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)

BY CHRISTIAN BRYANT



Los Angeles’ City Council is urging its residents to go “meatless” at the top of each work week. This comes after the council linked-on to an international campaign. KABC and KTLA have more.

“The city council unanimously passed a resolution in support of not eating meat one day a week. Those behind the movement say curbing meat consumption is healthier and better for the environment.”

“They say they want to encourage residents to eat a more varied plant-based diet to protect their healthy environment and animals...”

KNBC reports Councilwoman Jan Perry linked high-meat consumption with health problems including several different cancers and heart disease. She was quoted saying, "We've become disconnected in some ways from the simple truth that our health is directly affected by the foods we eat.''

Sources report L.A. is the largest city (out of three) in the nation to join the campaign so far — D.C. and Frisco are the other two. But where’d this movement come from?

According to MeatlessMonday.com, the campaign is associated with the John’s Hopkins School of Public Health with roots dating back to World War I.

As for Why Monday? The website explains: From an early age we internalize this rhythm. And studies suggest we are more likely to maintain behaviors begun on Monday throughout the week... Monday is the call to action built in to every calendar each week.”

The “Meatless Monday” movement isn’t the first time L.A. has suggested a radical food policy. In January 2011, the same city council banned new fast-food restaurants from being built in South L.A. because of high poverty and obesity rates in that area.

 

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Nov 10, 2012

Los Angeles Adopts 'Meat Monday' Campaign

(Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)

BY CHRISTIAN BRYANT



Los Angeles’ City Council is urging its residents to go “meatless” at the top of each work week. This comes after the council linked-on to an international campaign. KABC and KTLA have more.

“The city council unanimously passed a resolution in support of not eating meat one day a week. Those behind the movement say curbing meat consumption is healthier and better for the environment.”

“They say they want to encourage residents to eat a more varied plant-based diet to protect their healthy environment and animals...”

KNBC reports Councilwoman Jan Perry linked high-meat consumption with health problems including several different cancers and heart disease. She was quoted saying, "We've become disconnected in some ways from the simple truth that our health is directly affected by the foods we eat.''

Sources report L.A. is the largest city (out of three) in the nation to join the campaign so far — D.C. and Frisco are the other two. But where’d this movement come from?

According to MeatlessMonday.com, the campaign is associated with the John’s Hopkins School of Public Health with roots dating back to World War I.

As for Why Monday? The website explains: From an early age we internalize this rhythm. And studies suggest we are more likely to maintain behaviors begun on Monday throughout the week... Monday is the call to action built in to every calendar each week.”

The “Meatless Monday” movement isn’t the first time L.A. has suggested a radical food policy. In January 2011, the same city council banned new fast-food restaurants from being built in South L.A. because of high poverty and obesity rates in that area.

 

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