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"The fact is, most people in the U.S. eat way more meat than is good for them or the planet," said Batali in a press release. "Asking everyone to go vegetarian or vegan isn't a realistic or attainable goal. But we can focus on a more plant-based diet, and support the farmers who raise their animals humanely and sustainably. That's why I'm such a big believer in the Meatless Monday movement!"
Others involved in the Meatless Monday movement include food writer Michael Pollan, Al Gore, Sir Paul McCartney, Simon Cowell and Gwyneth Paltrow. The project began in 2003 and encourages people to opt to go meatless once a week.