Interesting story coming from across the pond in Ghent, Belgium. The city announced a few days ago it will go vegetarian once a week because of environmental reasons.
They mention in a news story that civil servants, councillors along with local politicians will be the first to begin the city program, followed by school children in September. That is quite progressive, good for Ghent.
Since the UN last Summer researched and concluded that raising
livestock accounts for more than one-fifth of global gas emissions, the city of Ghent hopes that by going veggie (even if only weekly) will lessen its carbon footprint and help with a growing obesity problem.
It’s exciting to see such progress coming from such a small city as Ghent. Raising animals for food is bad for the planet, for the animals,and is terribly expensive. We salute Ghent and hope other cities nearby follow suit.
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