Meatless Mondays: Saving Our Planet and Our Health

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Meatless Mondays, founded in 2003 by Sid Lerner, is a global movement that promotes cutting meat out of one’s diet at least once a week. The goal is to reduce the carbon footprint the meat industry places on our planet. Meat production significantly contributes to greenhouse gas emissions by producing carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide.

Not only does reducing our meat intake benefit the environment, it benefits our health as well. Our risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer diminishes while the nutritional quality of our diet improves.

Here’s a link to some delicious and quick recipes for your Monday dinner needs!

By Shannon McInteer, GMC Writer