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Agriculture: ‘Meatless Mondays’ language to be dropped from House cafeterias under pressure from livestock industry — Tuesday, June 18, 2013 —

Thos is just one example of big Ag running our government. Very sad.

The Environmental Effects of Meatless Mondays

Today’s Lean:  See the Environmental Effects of Meatless Mondays
You may have heard talk about “Meatless Mondays.”  In The Lean, I address how this can affect your health, but if you are wondering what this has to do with the environment (and how just one day a week could help in any way), check this out!If everyone went vegetarian just for one day, the U.S. would save:

●100 billion gallons of water, enough to supply all the homes in New England for almost 4 months;
●1.5 billion pounds of crops otherwise fed to livestock, enough to feed the state of New Mexico for more than a year;
●70 million gallons of gas–enough to fuel all the cars of Canada and Mexico combined with plenty to spare;
●3 million acres of land, an area more than twice the size of Delaware;
●33 tons of antibiotics.

See, a lean for you is also a lean for the whole world!

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