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Los Angeles City Council Endorses 'Meatless Monday'

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The Los Angeles City Council voted 12-0, last Friday, to  endorse the 'Meatless Monday' campaign, which asks residents not to eat meat on Monday.

The resolution aims to reduce meat consumption for health and environmental reasons, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently cut meat from his Monday diet.

According to the nonprofit 'Meatless Monday' campaign, which was started in 2003 with the Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health, cutting meat from your diet can reduce the risks of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity.

More than half of Los Angeles County residents are obese or overweight, according to the
Department of Health Services.

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