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Green Monday for a Great Week!

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All Green Monday recipes are meatless and vegan...
Tasty, healthy, versatile, they will help you feel good and pleased with yourself.

 

Enjoy!

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Make Every Day Your Green Monday

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WHO is recommending that farmers and the food industry stop using antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals. The new WHO recommendations aim to help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics that are important for human medicine by reducing their unnecessary use in animals. In some countries, approximately 80% of total consumption of medically important antibiotics is in the animal sector, largely for growth promotion in healthy animals. Over-use and misuse of antibiotics in animals and humans is contributing to the rising threat of antibiotic resistance.

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New York’s Elmhurst Dairy first made headlines back in 2016 after a dramatic change in business saw the end of cow milk production in favour of creating plant based beverages. This courageous move followed 92 years of dairy manufacturing, and was driven by CEO Henry Schwartz. “After 92 years in business, it was time to embrace a new model and look toward the future,” said Schwartz, aged 82. Leading the way with their innovative new products, Elmhurt’s product manager, Kimberly Behzadi said: “Our team, led by our CEO Henry Schwartz and renowned food scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Cheryl Mitchell, have developed a patented technology (called “milking”) that successfully harnesses the nutrition of almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts and cashews without the need for stabilizers or other additives.”

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All 1,200 schools in the New York City public school district will offer at least one vegan entrée at the beginning of this school year. Students will now be able to choose hummus for lunch, with several schools adding more creative vegan options such as Mexicali Chili, Lentil Stew, Lentil Sloppy Joes, Braised Black Beans with Plantains, and Zesty BBQ Crunchy Tofu. The Coalition for Healthy School Food (CHSF) is behind the new initiative and, to date, has worked with the city’s department of education to help three NYC schools—Active Learning Elementary School in Queens (PS244), Peck Slip School in Manhattan (PS343), and The Bergen Elementary School (PS1) in Brooklyn—to transition to an all-vegetarian menu.

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