Paul McCartney takes Meat-Free Monday to EU

BRUSSELS (AP) - December 3, 2009

McCartney met in Brussels with Rajendra K. Pachauri, head of the U.N.'s global climate change panel, and praised the virtue of skipping meat one day a week for the sake of the environment.

The former Beatle says the production of food - from farm to fork - accounts for 20 to 30 percent of global green house gas emissions. Livestock production is responsible for around half of these emissions.

Pachauri lauded McCartney's initiative, saying it "makes the tasks of governments so much easier."

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