USDA Gets into Beef on Meatless Mondays
Until I read this article, I would have never guessed that any hint of a vegetarian lifestyle was so threatening to certain interests. Apparently, promoting the idea of eating vegetarian meals once a week was enough to get the US Department of Agriculture in hot water with the beef industry and politicians. Here’s a suggestion: maybe these political leaders could spend their time on trying to figure out whether meat consumption in the US is contributing to a health crisis, instead of making an issue of an internal newsletter at a federal agency. Of course, that’d require honesty and study, and well, that would get in the way of political grandstanding now, wouldn’t it?