City Council encourages "Meatless Mondays"

By WEEK Producer

City Council encourages "Meatless Mondays"

November 12, 2012 Updated Nov 12, 2012 at 3:29 PM CDT

LOS ANGELES -- First, New York City banned trans fats and giant sodas, now Los Angeles is encouraging "Meatless Mondays".

The Los Angeles City Council has adopted a resolution encouraging its residents to go vegetarian on Mondays.

This is not a law, they say, it's all on a voluntary basis.

Council members say the plan is to help reduce the intake of saturated fats.

In a statement, the American Meat Institute responds with "if the sponsors of the Meatless Mondays campaign were truly concerned about nutrition, they'd host 'More Veggie Monday'. Instead, they target for reduction of a food that is already consumed in the proper amount, and that is simply irresponsible."

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