As more and more people in first world countries go ‘flexitarian’ (people who still eat meat but who try to limit their intake of it and actively seek out regular vegetarian meals), celeb-vego Sir Paul McCartney has launched his ‘Meat-Free Monday’ campaign, which aims to get more people to reduce their meat intake in order to improve health and to combat global warming.
You probably know that eating veggies is good for you, but did you know that according to UN’s top climate scientist Rajendra Pachauri, “meat production puts more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than transport”?
Have a vegetarian night this week. Make the most of seasonal fruit and vegetables like mango, banana, melon, pineapple, artichoke, cucumber, lettuce, peas, sweetcorn and tomato. For recipe ideas, try the vegetarian section at Taste.com.au or search for vegetarian recipes at Australian Gourmet Traveller’s website. Go on, make a cow happy today.