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Friday, 29 June 2012

Vegetarian Paul McCartney urges meat-free Mondays for school kids

Musician Paul McCartney, who has been a vegetarian for 40 years, is urging schools in England to offer vegetarian lunch options to students, citing health and environmental reasons.

In a video he taped on behalf of his charity, Meatfree Mondays, McCartney cited a United Nations report indicating that the livestock industry is responsible for up to 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions are accelerating climate change and global warming, says McCartney.

Going meat-free one day a week is not only good for the environment, but is also healthier, says the former Beatle, referring to studies that indicate vegetarians have lower incidences of heart disease, obesity and cancer than meat eaters.

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