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November 16th, 2009
Looks like Western Growers isn’t the only big ag group that’s miffed about sustainable farming cutting into its market share. It’s only been a month since Baltimore City Public Schools adopted Meatless Monday as part of its plan to introduce healthier eating to its largely overweight student population, but already lobbying groups for the meat industry are attempting to thwart other schools’ interest in doing the same.
From The Baltimore Sun:
The cable news crazies have been jumping in on the veg-bashing effort, too, with Glenn Beck going all Nathan Hale about steak and Lou Dobbs proclaiming Meatless Mondays in schools “a political storm in the making.”
How transparent can these lobbyists’ efforts be? Don’t these people have children? Sure, let’s just keep stuffing kids’ faces with hamburgers and chicken nuggets; one in three of them may be overweight and on the way to developing diabetes, but at least they’ll be “getting enough protein.”
Since when did vegetarian lasagna become so controversial?
Thanks to loyal reader RG for sending us the Sun article.
Do this now: Lou Dobbs is half right about Meatless Monday: It is a political issue. Giving up meat just one day a week is the single most effective thing you can do to improve our country’s environmental future and your own personal health. Take the pledge today.