One of the surviving members of the Beatles believes switching to veganism could help people who love the environment fight back against President Donald Trump’s climate agenda.
“It’s not the total solution, but it’s part of the solution,” Sir Paul McCartney told reporters in an interview Sunday about going meatless to beat-back global warming. Activists have pushed this position for years, he added, but people like Trump are making it difficult.
“Particularly when you’ve got someone like Trump who says that it (climate change) is just a hoax,” McCartney, 75, said about comments the president once made about global warming. The interview was hyping a short film from the former Beatle encouraging people to go a week without eating animal products.
“A lot of people like myself think that’s just madness so it’s maybe a good time now to try and focus people’s attention and say ‘look, forget about him we can do something,'” McCartney added.
Environmentalist have long-sought schools and other institutions move away from meat-eating and toward tofu. California schools partnered with the environmental group Friends of the Earth (FOE) earlier this year to give kids a lunch menu designed to eliminate foods it says are “unsustainable for our planet.”
The new menu features far less meat and more plant-based food. Any meat or cheese the school did use came from “pastured, organic dairy cows.” The student’s lunch menu went from pepperoni pizza to vegan stir fry tofu and vegan tostadas.
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