Meatless Monday is an international campaign that encourages people to not eat meat on Mondays to improve their health and the health of the planet.
How it works?
As simple as it name! The idea of meatless Monday is to “go vegetarian” for the day, it means that you don’t eat meat, fish or poultry.
Why should I do it?
For your own health:
For the environment
It takes more than 11 times as much fossil fuel to make one calorie from animal protein as it does to make one calorie from plant protein.
Between watering the crops that farmed animals eat, providing drinking water for billions of animals each year, and cleaning away the filth in factory farms, transport trucks, and slaughterhouses, the farmed animal industry places a serious strain on our water supply. Nearly half of all the water used in the United States goes to raising animals for food. It takes more than 2,400 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of meat, while growing 1 pound of wheat only requires 25 gallons. “You save more water by not eating a pound of meat than you do by not showering for six months!”. Many of the millions of pounds of excrement and other bodily waste produced by farmed animals every day in the U.S. are stored in sprawling, brown lagoons. These lagoons often seep or spill into surrounding waterways and kill massive numbers of fish and other animals.
The massive amounts of feces, fish carcasses, and antibiotic-laced fish food that settle below fish farm cages also contribute to water pollution and have actually caused the ocean floor to rot in some areas
What do we get back from all the grain, fossil fuels, and water that go into making animal products? Tons and tons of feces. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the runoff from factory farms pollutes our waterways more than all other industrial sources combined.
Animals raised for food in the U.S. produce far more excrement than the entire U.S. human population, roughly 89,000 pounds per second, all without the benefit of waste-treatment systems
Many of the millions of pounds of excrement and other bodily waste produced by farmed animals every day in the U.S. are stored in sprawling, brown lagoons. These lagoons often seep or spill into surrounding waterways and kill massive numbers of fish and other animals.
The Air We Breathe
A Consumers Union study in Texas found that animal feedlots in the state produce more than 14 million pounds of particulate dust every year and that the dust “contains biologically active organisms such as bacteria, mold, and fungi from the feces and the feed.” The massive amounts of excrement produced by these farms emit toxic gases such as hydrogen sulfide and ammonia into the air.
For the animals:
So the challenge is to go Meatless Mondays, we share with you great website with delicious recipes that will help you to cook delicious and vegetarian/vegan food, in these pages you’ll find recipes for each meal of the day, and most of them are also very easy. If you are already vegetarian you can do vegan Mondays, and if you’re Vegan you can do Plant-based or Raw Mondays! Remember than when you eat only the greens of the Caesar salad, you need to add other sources of calories or nutrients (or eat a bigger salad).
These are great recipes blogs: