The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has unanimously passed a nonbinding resolution declaring every Monday as “meat-free”. According to the NY Times, the resolution is only urging restaurants, schools, and stores to provide more vegetarian meat-free options. Their objective: to improve general civic health by protecting the health of individuals and the planet. Some are up in arms over this, but must remember it is nonbinding; meaning the board is simply saying that offering more vegetarian options on Mondays is ideal, but not legally enforced.
Offering more “plant-based” options is a worthwhile action and I am all for that. San Francisco must keep in mind though that meat is not the only culprit here. There are many vegetarians who do not have a healthy diet; largely consuming an abundance of simple carbs, cheese, and processed fake meats. Ideally, this resolution will encourage more vegetables, fruits, healthy eating and a broadening of culinary horizons.
Paul McCartney is an advocate and who am I to argue with a Beatle?