On October 1—World Vegetarian Day—the Philippines will be launching a new initiative: “World Meatless Lunch.” Spearheaded by Luntiang Lunes (Meatless Monday—Philippines) Founder Custer Deocaris, a molecular biologist and vegetarian, the meat-free initiative aims to draw attention to the environmental impact of meat consumption and invites the entire global population to join in on a “virtual table, ” abstain from meat during their lunch hour, and discover meat alternatives. Creators of the movement hope World Meatless Lunch will be a global force, and are inviting participants to adopt a sustainable vegetarian diet regularly. Attending the launch are members of the Philippine Climate Change Commission and Rep. Teddy Casino, who created the country’s Meatless Monday bill currently under lawful consideration in parliament.
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