The idea is a declaration of all future Mondays in Los Angeles to be "Meatless Mondays" - encouraging city residents to go without meat on that day of the week in an effort to reduce meat consumption for environmental and health reasons.The article went on to discuss the obvious link between what we eat and our health - citing health problems related to eating meat such as obesity, heart disease and certain cancers - as well as connections between large livestock facilities and environmental problems.
It was an interesting article, but all the quotes and connections between meat and our health or the health of the planet is not what really captured my attention. No. What really captivated me as I scrolled through the article was the featured ad. For there, in the middle of the page, was an advertisement informing the reader than he or she can now purchase not one, but two McDonald's sausage and egg biscuits for $3.
Oh, can you taste the fatty, delicious grain-fed irony? I can!