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Meatless Mondays may be coming to a school near you. A new initiative by the Humane Society of the United States hopes to change the way folks eat—and the project is gaining steam. In 2011, reports Politico, Kristie Middleton started the Humane Society’s meatless transition team.

A government-appointed group of top nutrition experts, assigned to lay the scientific groundwork for a new version of the nation's dietary guidelines, decided earlier this year to collect data on the environmental implication of different food choices.

Congress now has slapped them down.

COOL too cumbersome for meat labeling?

Sep 3, 2013

For several years now, there’s been a battle brewing over how much U.S. consumers need to know about where their meat comes from.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is in the midst of implementing a new country-of-origin labeling rule, also known as COOL, that requires companies to label where animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The new rule also prohibits meat from two different animals from being comingled and sold in the same package.