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Participating in #NoRedOctober is good. Meatless Mondays are better.

It's just basic math.


Sure, cows are delicious. But we could all stand to eat less beef.


Red meat is . Raising cattle pumps greenhouse gases into the atmosphere thanks to the inefficient consumption of feed and, of course, the methane-filled cow farts. Even if you don't that greenhouse-gas-induced is wreaking, then consider your own body: Too much red meat is .

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