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Drawing outrage toward the Agriculture Department after it encouraged employees to participate in -- meatless Mondays.
In -- now -- attracted -- newsletter.
It's suggested going vegetarian one day a week warning that meat production contributes to climate change.
Trace Gallagher live out West Coast bureau with the fallout Trace.
And the reason this struck such a nerve negative because the USDA is both in charge of promoting and policing farmers and ranchers so.
Promoting meatless Monday is kind of like the FAA promoting a flight -- Friday telling people not to fly on Friday so.
The -- says is -- this appeared in a newsletter right.
And it told employees to go greener suggesting things like efficient light bulbs and energy efficient roofs and of course meatless Mondays because ranching leads to climate change.
And because of the health concerns that meat brings out.
The idea was quickly condemned as you might imagine by the president of the national cattlemen's association.
And the Kansas GOP senator Jerry Moran had this to say listen.
We export meat and beef around the world and yet our own Department of Agriculture encourages people not to consume meat.
President I think I'll have more to say about this topic but for the moment in light of the kindness that was extended to me by the senators.
I would you'll.
Yet he yielded the floor but he also wants the USDA to explain itself which now the USDA has it says that the meatless Monday -- should never.
Have been issued because it did not was not authorized by the department and they have no idea.
How it got in there.
But the US -- USDA says it does not support meatless Mondays and that memo has now been taken off of their web site altogether boy are right Trace thing.
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