The one day initiative fits with Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan and with environmental goals laid out in the city’s recently-released Food Strategy. Scientific research increasingly demonstrates that large-scale intensive meat production uses disproportionate amounts of land, water, and feed, adds markedly to climate change and is a factor in water pollution and food contamination.
Vancouver city residents are being encouraged to go meat free, with the support of city cafes and restaurants as well as media and community events.
MFM founder Paul McCartney sent the following note of support:
“Congratulations to Vancouver, B.C. for going meat free on 10 June! Residents of this beautiful city will be joining people around the world in making a huge difference for the better and setting a new pattern for the future of this planet.”
Get involved by visiting the Vancouver Food Policy Council’s Facebook page!