Thursday, May 28, 2009

Flemish Town Goes Meatless One Day a Week

"Ghent Waters" by Wesley Oostvogels

My apologies for the lack of recipe posts this week. It's been hectic at work. I've been getting up really early and staying at the office really late, so I haven't had the time to just sit down and write posts and review photos. I've got a brief due tomorrow, and I'll just make the filing deadline.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this article from Time magazine, about a city in Belgium, Ghent, that has designated every Thursday a Veggie Day. According to the article:
Veggie Day is not compulsory, says the city's vice-mayor, Tom Balthazar, because such a draconian measure would be impossible to enforce, even in environmentally friendly Ghent, a picturesque town of 230,000 where bicycles lay scattered against spired churches in the largest car-free city center in Belgium. "We wanted our goal to be easily achievable — it's not hard to skip meat one day a week," he says. "And we wanted it to be something the population could rally behind. If you give people the correct information about meat, it becomes an easy ethical decision."
BTW: I think the photo above is stunning. Hopefully, my photo skills will one day reach a similar artistic level.

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