Monday, May 24, 2010

Meatless Monday

Running Green supports Meatless Monday, an initiative associated with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The goal of Meatless Monday is to help reduce meat consumption in order to improve public health and the health of the planet.

These delicious-looking recipes are published by the Meatless Monday initiative.  The Meatless Monday website was recenly hacked, and is only partially restored.  Check soon for these complete recipes. 


Just_because_today said... meat of any kind? because I had fish, does that count?

Vern said...

Myriam, the definition is yours to make!

The Meatless Monday initiative advocates cutting back on meat for two reasons: health and environment.

While eating more red meats in particular is less healthy, eating fish is generally regarded as healthy. From an environmental perspective, the raising of cattle and pigs has the largest environmental impact, fowl a little less, and fish less yet.

Many semi-vegetarians (pescetarians or pesco-vegetarians) eat fish, and this is sometimes a transitional phase toward total vegetarianism.

I'm a vegetarian, but I'm not dogmatic or judgemental about it. If Meatless Monday leads some toward vegetarianism, that's great. If it helps get people healthier and helps the environment just by encouraging meat reduction, then that's good too!