LA declares 'Meatless Mondays'

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The City Council unanimously approved a resolution this week to make all future Mondays in the city of Los Angeles 'Meatless Mondays,' NBC news reports.

Los Angeles is the largest city in the nation to embrace the 'Meatless Monday' campaign after the City Council voted 12-0 approving the non-binding resolution.

Councilwoman Jan Perry, who co-introduced the resolution with Councilman Ed Reyes said the campaign not only helps reduce common illnesses in the United States, such as heart disease and various cancer, but it also can reduce environmental impact of meat production.

Jaya Bhumitra,campaigns director for the group Compassion Over Killing, said eliminating meat from your diet one day a week will reduce the environmental impact an equivalent of two days driving.

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