Monday, October 9, 2017

Meatless Monday Research Speech

Meatless Mondays What are some of the essential nutrients you need in your daily diet? [pause] Protein, Carbohydrates, Fats, More protein? Yeah. Have you gotten your dose of protein today? Maybe, but if it was Monday, no you wouldn''t have. It all started off in the First World War, when the soldiers were forced to ration their meat on Mondays. When really, protein is what they needed for their harsh, and gruelling trench warfare. Little did they know, this protein-free day would become a world-wide pandemic. They called it [pause] meatless Mondays.

Today, meatless Mondays is a worldwide movement encouraged by many international ampaigns, to improve our health and the health of our planet. However, as we have been taught here at ISL, protein, are one of the building blocks of life, and vital to our survival. This corruption has spread to several corporations, schools and even homes around the world, where every Monday, they don''t sell, or make meat for their meals. Meatless Monday, is the latest attack on meat eaters, driving farmers and butchers out of business by selling people the lie eating meat is bad for your health and bad for the planet. Just one day a week," is their message, "and you are doing your part to ave the planet and improve your own health. " No need to work up a sweat at the gym, go for a run or walk around the block. No, no, no, Just skipping meat once a week will keep you healthy. No need to conserve water usage in your own home (the average household uses 1 51 5 litres of water a day btw) and there''s no need to reduce, reuse and recycle the 670,000 tons of trash we produce every day. All you have to do is give up your hamburger or steak one day a week, and it''ll save our planet. No big deal, right? pause] So one might still ask the question, whats wrong with Meatless Monday? It might not sound like it, but it is. If everyone in the world did not eat meat on 1 day out of the 7 in a week, all the farmers and butchers would lose 117th of their income off of meat and poultry. It does not sound like a lot, but the meat and poultry industry is the largest segment in agriculture in the United States. That''s almost 15%. Let''s say you all get 100 euros a month for your allowance. That''s a pretty decent amount. Now imagine if your parents Just told you, mfou''re going to get 15 euros less, because we decided to not eat meat on Mondays".

I''m sure you guys wouldn''t be very happy. If you still don''t think it sounds like a lot, think of the total money you get for you allowance a year. 1200 euros. If 15% of that were to be taken away from you, you''d only have 1020 euros. That''s 180 euros less for you, because your parents want to skip meat on Mondays. A famous blogger once quoted; "Making Twinkies requires land, water and fuel. Twinkies are made in factories, individually wrapped in cellophane, packed in boxes and shipped around the country to grocery stores where they are purchased and consumed by willing consumers who want to enjoy a tasty treat from time to time.

Do Twinkies provide For the record, I don''t have a beef with Twinkies. But if we are going to tell people what NOT to eat, what would be more responsible, Meatless Monday or Twinkieless Tuesday? Which would truly improve our health and the health of the planet? " One should be able to decide whether they eat meat on a Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or even a Monday. We have a dream that we humans can chose when, what, and how to consume our protein. We have a dream that we humans can eat meat every day of the weak. We have a dream that one day, [pause] meatless Mondays will never become a part of ISL.

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