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USDA Tells Workers To Skip Meat On Mondays

From the Daily Caller:

USDA newsletter encourages employees not to eat meat, GOP senator calls foul

By Caroline May | Thursday, July 26, 2012

On Wednesday, Kansas Republican Sen. Jerry Moran called on Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to explain why the agency’s employee newsletter encouraged them to not eat meat and participate in the “Meatless Monday” initiative for the environment.

“One simple way to reduce your environmental impact while dining at our cafeterias is to participate in the ‘Meatless Monday’ initiative http://www.meatlessmonday.com/,” The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) July 23, 2012 “Greening Headquarters Update” read. “This international effort, as the name implies, encourages people not to eat meat on Mondays. Meatless Monday is an initiative of The Monday Campaign Inc. in association with the John Hopkins School of Public Health.”

Pointing to the United Nations as their informational authority, the USDA’s newsletter said that going meatless is good for the environment because “animal agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gases and climate change. It also wastes resources. It takes 7,000 kg of grain to make 1,000 kg of beef. In addition, beef production requires a lot of water, fertilizer, fossil fuels, and pesticides.” It further charged that heavy meat consumption has detrimental health effect.

Even if that were true (and it isn’t), this is not good for the US’s agricultural environment. Which not only raises livestock, but also the grains livestock eat.

What is the purpose of the US Department of Agriculture again?

Moran, who represents the third-largest beef-producing state in America, was shocked by the revelation.

“Never in my life would I have expected USDA to be opposed to farmers and ranchers,” Moran said in a statement. “American farmers and ranchers deserve a USDA that will pursue supportive policies rather than seek their further harm.” …

Well, at least the USDA hasn’t gotten to the point of telling their people to try ‘to crucify’ famers and ranchers. But that will probably come.

The “Greening Headquarters Update” has since been removed from USDA’s website.

According to the Wyandotte Daily News a USDA spokesman explained, “USDA does not endorse Meatless Monday. The statement found on the USDA website was posted without proper clearance and it has been removed.”

In other words, they got caught. But no one will be punished. In fact, they will probably get a commendation.

But just look at all the nefarious things Caroline May and the Daily Caller have uncovered about the USDA by just visiting their website. And just think of what all of the other government agencies are getting up to these days without anyone noticing.

If only we had a real life news media.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, July 26th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “USDA Tells Workers To Skip Meat On Mondays”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Meatless is Fridays, you heathens.

    • JohnMG says:

      …..”Kansas Republican Sen. Jerry Moran called on Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to explain why the agency’s employee newsletter encouraged them to not eat meat and participate in the “Meatless Monday” initiative for the environment……”

      …..“USDA does not endorse Meatless Monday. The statement found on the USDA website was posted without proper clearance and it has been removed.”…..

      In other words, if I was a surgeon, I would find Tom Vilsack and his minions at the USDA ideal candidates for medical students to operate on; they have no guts, no balls, and the head and the ass are interchangeable.

    • GetBackJack says:

      Sweet

  2. Enthalpy says:

    They continue to provide confirmation that they are looney tunes. How could we possibly expect a Leftist/Greenie USDA to support the US cattle ranching industry? According to Hoovers, the US cattle ranching industry is made up of 800,000 operators and have an annual revenue of about $63 billion. The only damaging gases emanate from the USDA.

    They point out that it takes 7,000 kg of grain to make 1,000 kg of beef, but they don’t mention how much ethanol it takes to starve a family. Furthermore, if our representatives don’t represent our interests, how can we expect governmental agencies to support our interests?

  3. Right of the People says:

    Meatless Mondays are to be followed by Brainless Tuesday through Friday.

    Boy am I glad I left the government before they made lobotomies mandatory!

  4. untrainable says:

    I will stop eating meat on the day I meet a healthy vegan. And if they think telling me to stop is going to have any effect other than making me even more carniverous, they’re kidding themselves. If you tell me I can’t, I’ll do it just to piss you off. If you tell me I shouldn’t, I’ll tell you what I should or shouldn’t do is nunya damned business. If you tell me you won’t let me… you’d better be a trained ninja or at least wearing something bulletproof.

    Now, I’m going for steak…

  5. canary says:

    It will create a greater need for meat because those Sunday Church feasts won’t be left over for blue Mon.

    Green people cause more waste…..I can imagine they dream of garbage all night.


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