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Meatless Monday campaign enjoys widespread student support

At Stanford and elsewhere, Meatless Monday is not about forcing anyone to go vegetarian or vegan. It’s about embracing and encouraging this shift to a more compassionate, sustainable, and healthful way of eating—one meal at a time. For these reasons and more, our campaign has been met with enthusiasm and positivity from virtually everybody we have come in contact with, contrary to what last week’s headline might suggest.

The captive science problem

In the end, the political situation is a familiar one: big business and the U.S. government allying to dupe, or at least not protect, the American consumer. Hopefully these new dietary recommendations represent a reversal in this trend, but if they do not, we need to ensure that our health guideline are based on science, not the wishful thinking of Big-Ag.