Friday, July 17, 2009

And the celebs are doing it too!

Come half-year, MFM 92.6 offers us the opportunity to re-evaluate our show scripts and make changes. So my wonderful co-star and I took a slot on Mondays and the latest MFM Breakfast feature was born: Meat-Free Mondays. Get it? MFM. MFM? Anyway...
This whole vegetarian trend is catching on around the world. Celebs like Leona Lewis and Natalie Portman [who has her own vegan shoeline] are jumping on the bandwagon, and Stella- and Paul McCartney are totally feeling our MFM vibe, leading the Meat-Free Mondays campaign on a larger scale. And Che Guevara's granddaughter is a vegetarian, so expect some revolutionary action soon. And get this- you can win a vegetarian lunch with Bill Clinton! This Saturday [18 july], the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation is celebrating some or other arts thing at Russell Simmons' East Hampton estate. At the event, a vegetarian lunch with Bill Clinton will be auctioned off! The meal takes place on 20 July, this time at Simmons' private residence in New York.
Not bad.

So if you're in the New York area, swing by. Mention my name, and Bill at the door will sort you out.

But back to the point. Besides for the animal cruelty, workers in meat factories have some of the worst working conditions with regard to health hazards. Lastly, the meat industry is responsible for almost 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Srsly. So follow the celebs, follow the MFM Breakfast Team, embrace the recession [meat is expensive] and go meat-free every Monday.

The MFM Breakfast Team. No animals were harmed in shooting this photograph. Tune in every weekday from 6-9am on MFM 92.6.

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