Meat Free Mondays New Zealand

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Why go meat free


Once week, cut out meat! It’s a small move with a big impact on your health, the environment and for animals

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For Your Health

Cutting out meat once a week helps to limit saturated fats in our diet, reducing our risk of chronic preventable conditions like heart disease, stroke, cancer, liver & kidney disease, diabetes & obesity

For Your Wallet

As food prices continue to rise, cutting out meat once a week will help you reduce your weekly food budget. Furthermore, if as a nation we limit saturated fat in our diets, we can start to curb healthcare spending

For our planet

Livestock emissions make up over one-fifth of global, and 50% of New Zealand’s greenhouse gases. Meat production depletes of fresh water supplies through irrigation, pesticides, antibiotics, nutrient runoff, as well as deforestation and land erosion from overgrazing

For world hunger

870 million people - one in eight - are suffering from chronic malnutrition, yet 80% of the world’s agricultural land is used for feeding animals and only 20% for feeding humans directly. It takes approximately 10kgs of grain to produce just 1kg of edible animal flesh

For animals

The average meat-eater during their lifetime is personally responsible for the slaughter of 5 cows, 20 pigs, 30 sheep, 760 chickens, 46 turkeys, 15 ducks, 7 rabbits, 1 1/2 geese and 1/2 tonne of fish

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Recipe Of The Week

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MFMer Of The Week

Pete Evans

"Meat Free Monday is an ideal way to give your all important digestive system a day of leisure by enjoying the healing nutrients of vegetables and herbs. Be sure to choose organic whenever you can!"