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“For your people, for your children and for the planet they will inherit–go meat-free one day.”

Paul McCartney, taking his message of Meat-Free Mondays to the European Parliament.

He addressed an audience in Brussels to encourage the idea of skipping meat at least one day a week for the good of the planet.

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Written by Vegetarian Star on Friday, January 25th, 2013 in Food & Drink, Male Musicians, Male Singers.

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney is a longtime vegetarian.

He plays an important role in the decisions made by Linda McCartney Foods, the company created by late wife Linda that manufactures ready-made, vegetarian frozen foods.

He heads the Meat-Free Monday campaign, an initiative in the UK that encourages eating less meat to preserve the environment.

But there was a time when he thought vegetarians were “wimps.”


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Paul McCartney is encouraging schools in Britain to trade the bangers with veggie patties and mash.

A video was recorded by the vegetarian musician and posted to YouTube by his charity that promotes giving up meat once a week for the environment, MeatFreeMondays.

McCartney said students are more than open to the idea of vegetarian lunches.

“Younger people… (have said), ‘We really love this idea, because it gives us some way of helping to save our future, helping to save this planet and helping to avoid the catastrophes that climate change could cause’,” McCartney said.


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Paul McCartney is set to perform at a benefit concert that will help both the Old Vic Theatre in London and his Meat Free Monday campaign.

According to Contact Music, the vegetarian musician was recruited by Kevin Spacey to play to raise money for the theatre who’s roof is leaking and is in need of repairs since it was damaged during World War II.

The event, which also includes an art auction, will have a portion of the proceeds go towards McCartney’s Meat Free Monday campaign.

“We are thrilled Paul McCartney will lend his extraordinary talents on the evening alongside brilliant artists who’ve generously donated their artworks for auction,” said Spacey. “It’s set to be quite a night.”

The concert will take place at The Boiler House at Battersea Power Station and tickets are available starting from $750 (£500) up to $15,000 (£10,000) for a premium table for 10.

No word on if vegetarian snacks will be served, but if Sir McCartney has anything to do with it, concert goers might be in for a tasty meatless treat in addition to Lady Madonna and Michelle.

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“To the extent we push meat a little bit to the side and move vegetables to the center of our diet, we’re also going to be a lot healthier.”

Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, in an article from CNN on Meatless Mondays.

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Mary McCartney Shares Recipes For Meat Free Mondays

Written by Vegetarian Star on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 in Artists, Food & Drink, Recipes.

McCartney Family Launch Meat Free Monday - Photocall

Mary McCartney is sharing her recipes to promote the McCartney family’s Meat Free Monday campaign.

Growing up, Mary says she wasn’t necessarily into eating healthy, and enjoyed the taste of meat.

Like her mother, she advocates eating vegetarian to her children, but doesn’t demand it.

“I liked the taste. But it wasn’t a rebellion. Mum always said, I don’t cook it, but you’re allowed it. And that’s what I say to my kids. The difference is that then we did it because we didn’t want animals to be mass farmed. Now it’s because meat production puts such pressure on the environment.”

Mary says although she’s influenced by her mom’s style of cooking, she tends to bake more and finds it easier to translate her culinary ideas into a recipe.

Mary is putting less pressure on the environment with her recipes for sauteed leeks, puy lentils and feta and aubergine layered bake.

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Simon Cowell Meat Free Mondays

Written by Vegetarian Star on Monday, February 22nd, 2010 in Food & Drink, TV Hosts.

Pop mogul, Simon Cowell, arrives at Fountain Studios ahead of Saturday night's live X Factor show

Is Simon Cowell giving up mincemeat for Leona Lewis?

The Sydney Morning Herald reports the Bleeding Love singer has convinced X Factor and American Idol‘s most cantankerous judge to support Paul McCartney‘s Meat-Free Mondays campaign.

And it sounds like Leona has Simon already eating tofu from the palm of her hand.

“Anything I ask Simon to get involved in regarding my charity and environmental concerns he always does. He’s cool like that.”

Meanwhile, Leona is spreading the word about vegetarianism at work.

“I’ve banned meat from all photo shoots to the tour itself simply because I don’t support the meat industry.”

Simon’s mother, Julie Cowell, reports her son is getting serious with his girlfriend.

Julie told Britain’s Hello magazine, “I haven’t seen the ring yet, but I do believe they will get engaged. But if you’d asked me this three weeks ago, I would have said, ‘Absolutely not!”

Will there soon be a wedding with vegan cake after the ceremony?

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Queen Beatrix Gives Up Meat Once A Week, Bans Foie Gras

Written by Vegetarian Star on Saturday, September 26th, 2009 in Environment-Eco-Green, Food & Drink, Politicians.


Marianne Thieme

A 71 year old woman is seriously kicking Barack Obama‘s butt.

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has announced she’s giving up meat one day a week and has promised to no longer serve foie gras at Royal Banquets.

Go Queen Beatrix!

In addition, the Dutch government has announced plans to spend €6 million spend to help reduce meat consumption and fight global warming.

President of the United States, Barack Obama, has been asked to initiate a Meat Free Monday at the White House.

Pictured here, Marianne Thieme (Dutch Member of Parliament for the ‘Party for Animals’) wore a “Meat Free Mondays” hat to a costume ball held by Queen Beatrix as part of the annual “Prinsjesdag” celebrations.

Ahem…Obama, it’s now you’re turn.

via supportmfm.org

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