In stark contrast to KFC’s release of the already-infamous Double Down, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is asking residents not to eat meat on Mondays. The measure, passed this week, urges “all restaurants, grocery stores and schools to offer a greater variety of plant-based options to improve the health of San Francisco residents and visitors and to increase the awareness of the impact a green diet would be on our planet.”
San Francisco officials based their decision on research that links a meat-rich diet with health problems that include cardiovascular disease and diabetes. They also say that the meat industry is a major contributor to environmental problems.
This new measure aligns with the efforts of Meatless Mondays, the national nonprofit organization associated with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
I hope more cities encourage Meatless Mondays!