Paul gives support to Meat Free Monday group in Argentina
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This photo of Paul was taken recently with two members of the "Lunes Sin Carne" (Meat Free Monday) organization from Argentina. Photo credit: @lunessincarneargentina on Instagram The 44th Annual VegFest is being held in Buenos Aires from December 7-11.
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This is an article posted today from Spain, about the Lunes Sin Carne (Meat Free Monday) program. It's good to see that people all over the world are being informed about this. http://www.elmundo.es/vida-sana/estilo-y-gastro/2017/01/09/58734d4fe5fdeae10b8b45c8.html (English translation below Style and Eating The latest fashion: Mondays without meat The idea is to eat less but better quality. Paul McCartney and his daughters are activists of the cause MAR?A FLUX? 09/01/2017 10:08 Today should not eat meat. It is a simple civic gesture that will affect your health and help the planet. That is the spirit of global Meatless Monday movement, which would translate here as Meatless Monday. Who says that day of the week, in fact, can say any other because what it is about is to exercise some responsibility to the world and generations to come. But if Monday was chosen was because there is evidence that healthy thinking and behavior are synchronized with the week, Monday being the day when people are more likely to take care of their health. This is not a new idea. Already during World War I, though for other reasons, the US administration urged people not to eat meat on Mondays or Wednesdays wheat, campaigns that 13 million American families joined. Franklin Roosevelt took up the idea during World War II and, once finalized, President Truman decided to pursue it as a saving measures with which finance the reconstruction of Europe. Today it could be thought that Sid Lerner is the promoter of this project, although other names behind similar moves. In the United States, Lerner personifies all the protagonists of the series Mad Men. It is a legend of the advertising world. And his are many of the campaigns that modified the habits of America. LESS BUT BUT BETTER In 2003 was founded Meatless Monday selflessly to raise public awareness on public health, particularly to combat preventable diseases associated with excessive consumption of meat. And in this time it has become a global movement, with followers from Bhutan to France although the Gauls moved to Thursday with Veggie- Jeudi, from Iran to Mexico, to Spain. Excessive consumption of meat, especially processed, is harmful to health. This is warned by the World Health Organization (WHO), whose study in 2015 concluded that there is a limited relationship between its consumption and cancer. In this sense, it pays to follow the recommendations of the Slow Food movement, which in its last edition ended with an appeal to responsible and moderate consumption. It is to eat less but better quality. Since, according to various reports such as Chatham House Changing climate, changing diets, industrialized countries eat twice as much meat that our body needs (in the case of the United States, triple). Because the nutritional value of meat is undeniable, but reducing its consumption one day a week by replacing it with fruits and vegetables can only have positive effects on the body. And it will also have them with the planet. In this line, the Beatle Paul McCartney launched in 2009 along with his daughters Mary and Stella campaign Meat Free Monday (meat - free Monday), to raise awareness about the environmental impact of excessive consumption of meat and thus contribute to slow change climate. They are based on estimates of the Fund of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), according to which the livestock sector is "one of the two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems at every scale." FAO estimates that livestock production is responsible for 14.5% of global emissions of greenhouse gases, while other organizations have estimated could reach 51%. This is largely due to methane produced by animals and manure from farms. In addition, large amounts of water and grain are diverted to the breeding of these animals. Thus, it is estimated to produce a kilo of beef equals 20 bathtubs full of water. While experts recommend that the grain be consumed directly (that same kilo of beef requires 12 kilos of grain). The negative effects of intensive farming is another objective of this campaign, which seeks to take into account animal welfare because, they say, "millions of animals are raised and killed for meat consumption and for this are ranched Industrial cramped, with no space to stretch limbs or wings, without access to daylight or outdoors. " There are many restaurants, chefs and familiar faces that have joined the McCartney movement. On the website of ' Meat free Mondays ' delicious recipes can be found as an alternative to meat. Similarly, they are always appealing the British chef Jamie Oliver and media star, who joined the campaign through its proposed child awareness Kitchen Garden Project and the Food Revolution. In no case do you have to give up the meat; It is more about adopting a healthy diet that is sustainable for the planet. Because, like Meat Free Mondays say, one day a week can make a world of difference.