Monday, June 22, 2009

Meatless Monday : Meat Free Monday Goes Global

Meatless Monday : One day a week cut out meat

Meat Free Monday - Meat Out Day - Meatless Monday and the concept of giving up meat for at least one day a week is going global.

Meatless Mondays allegedly originated during World War I when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration urged families to avoid eating meat on Mondays to conserve food for the troops and feed starving populations in Europe. There was also a project called “Wheatless Wednesdays.” The program came back into play at the beginning of World War II because meat was being rationed, and it became a way for women at home to support the war effort.

Currently, “Meatless Mondays” has reemerged as an international public health campaign in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University,FARM, PeTA, Paul McCartney, the UN, The Vegetarian Society and many others to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.

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Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in 'Nevada (USA) Today', said that besides reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it was good for ethical and health reasons also.

Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that Hinduism promoted strict vegetarianism insisting on ahimsa (not harming living creatures) and non-killing, and renouncing animal slaughter and meat eating. It suggested taking of sattvik (vegetables, fruits, etc.) and avoiding rajasik (eggs, etc.) and tamasik (meat, intoxicants, etc.) foods.

Rajan Zed argued that there was extensive protection of life in Hinduism and ahimsa was a command. All the major religions of the world were opposed to killing, he added.

Zed further said that as eating less meat would help the environment, more celebrities should come out in support of at least staying away from meat once a week, thus contributing to a healthier world.

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