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In the back of the book segment tonight the food police are out important DiFrancesco.
The board of supervisors those mad -- folks are unanimously now approving a measure to make Monday's.
Meat -- joining us now.
From the city by the bay called -- -- -- -- can't campaign director for the group in defense of animals.
Paul are you -- this is this a great great day for you know.
We're very excited and we're.
Very proud the board of supervisors and want to thank them for being forward thinking.
And choosing to embrace and support.
A compassionate and environmental and health.
Now let's talk about that point of all of us because a lot of folks are watching across the united satan and -- -- -- Well this is San Francisco this is the same board of supervisors that actually proposed a measure that would have decriminalized.
Prostitution and that told the that it was the up battleship Iowa I couldn't have a place -- -- waterfront museum gave a hassle to the junior ROTC -- military recruiters.
So nothing but profit actors like this is up typical San Francisco what do you actually think it's going to be achieved.
With a meatless Monday.
Well you know we really does.
Are looking to our diet.
For some of our environmental problems are health problems.
More and more people there's an awareness around food issues and our food systems and just how bad it's gotten.
And there's more awareness growing people -- wanting to eat more local more organic more plant based and if you look at vegetarian -- they really are the greens superstars.
There was a wonderful study by the journal environmental science and technology that found that eating just two meals a week vegetarian.
Would do more ecologically for your environmental impact then by all locally sourced food.
So you know and if we look to San Francisco.
San Francisco's impact could be incredible if every -- adopted a meat free diet just on Mondays.
It would be the equivalent of taking a 123000.
Off the Streets of San Francisco.
For the years so well we can really have some positive -- I am.
I have no problem winning metastatic Larry -- and a -- -- I think it's a kind of -- before.
A local government agencies to kind of put down this edict about okay we're -- -- head or encourage everyone not to eat meat on Mondays when.
California is facing an incredibly.
Catastrophic budgetary situation where we have.
State employee is being threatened every other week it would -- with not getting their paychecks.
Or contractors are getting IOUs instead of getting their money and and we're -- -- ourselves around loudly.
Now this is sustainable and I just think it sounds a little bit elitist and it sounds a little bit out of sync with the rate regular people live.
You know a lot of people like the Mac and -- -- from a box they like a burger and -- couple times a week.
And guess what another idol they -- 85 I this I just think it's all in balance and I think it gets a little.
It's -- to get a little loopy and by the way do you know the new study out about.
That methane gas and cows and that whole thing has been miscalculated so.
As Washington times -- a great -- about that -- you should probably check out.
To go back here earlier point supervisor Maxwell who sponsored this.
This wonderful resolution says you know we can do multiple things.
We don't have to only focus on one thing in and this is -- really going to be beneficial in so many ways.
If we look at the health aspects.
I mean just you know we always hear eat more fruits and veggies more fruits and veggies.
The American Dietetic Association the American Cancer Society.
They all -- more fruits and veggies we have a childhood obesity epidemic in this country.
What are they haven't and they come November every now and then that's because the -- -- is that because of processed food in super sizing their drinks or is that.
Because of you know haven't sent me -- I guess because Motorola got -- -- neat -- diet.
Belle isle -- -- -- I think I -- more but not about.
I look for it out to the day that -- board of supervisors.
Lays down to eat it about no leather shoes or leather belts.
Then I'll think they're really committed to this -- okay.
Everybody have to wear -- -- -- you're can't that would be really cool then no no leather seat.
Belts shoes and frankly is do you have any of that -- that would be -- cat we appreciate it appreciate your giant is not -- thank you very much.
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