From the Salon article: "Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, called the recommendation “heresy” and pledged to “have the double rib-eye Mondays instead.” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told his drought-stricken constituents that “I will eat more meat on Monday to compensate” for the USDA suggestion. And Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, proudly posted a photo to his Facebook page showing a Caligulian smorgasbord of animal flesh that his Senate colleagues were preparing to scarf down as a protest against USDA." It boggles the mind. These are not leaders, these are children who cry when they don't get their own way.
NPR recently presented a nice series of graphics about meat consumption in the US. Here's what it takes to make a quarter pounder.
|What it takes to make a quarter pounder.|
Here's a nice summary video that explains the hidden costs of hamburgers from the Center for Investigative Reporting:
I'm definitely down with Meatless Monday -- and more -- how about you?