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  • Jeremy Stutes
  • camischi
  • Muthu Perumal Muthu
  • Zak Solomon

78 people think this is good

  • Jeremy Stutes
  • camischi
  • Muthu Perumal Muthu
  • Zak Solomon

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  • Max Schorr

    Great stuff, LA. I'm going to go meatless on Mondays too now.

  • Hillary Newman

    I like to think that my native city is going vegetarian -- at least one day a week. It would be cool to measure the impact of this official declaration.

    • Shauna Nep

      Yes – me too. I'm also curious about the impact of the recent LA Good Food Purchasing motion that passed on Oct 24.

      It would be especially interesting since it often seems that these exciting policies arise from trends which are already happening on the ground, and not the other way around..

  • Doris Yee

    Awesome, Shauna. Do you know how the initiative plans on getting people on board with the resolution? Declaring it is one thing, signing a sheet of paper is another, but restaurants/food-trucks changing their menus would be so interesting (far from realistic but would be cool). Or if companies would encourage employees to make vegetarian lunches as a start to a week would be cool.

    • Shauna Nep

      Yeah, that would be really cool. Since the resolution is non-binding, what actually happens from here on will depend on the city's initiative, outreach, and partnerships with restaurants and food vendors. Since Monday is a slow day for businesses, apparently introducing a meatless monday with cheaper prices is a smart business move (they include some tips for encouraging restaurants to join in their toolkit (www.meatlessmonday.com/).

      Actually Doris I feel like you would really appreciate this article on KCET – The History of Meatless Mondays: http://www.kcet.org/socal/food/the-nosh/the-history-of-meatless-mondays.html. Check it out!

      • Doris Yee

        There's so much you know that I don't. I've never come across this history.

        I feel there will be quite a struggle convincing food vendors about the business benefits of meatless mondays but lets cross our fingers.

        If LA now, which city would be next? Austin?