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  •  in my area BK has a morningstar farm burger (5+ / 0-)

    on the menu (I never go there) Last I heard they charged more for the veggie burger than their meat burgers... shows what's wrong with our food system and meat subsidies. Last year I had a meeting with a UN environmental panel and one of the directors there said BK is killing the Amazon.

    Macca's Meatless Monday

    by VL Baker on Tue May 21, 2013 at 05:30:32 PM PDT

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    •  Wow. That's an incredible claim. (1+ / 0-)
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      beach babe in fl

      Did they offer any suggestions on how they could be stopped?

      "If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law." - Henry David Thoreau

      by Jason Hackman on Tue May 21, 2013 at 05:41:22 PM PDT

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      •  they had no suggestions other than educate to (3+ / 0-)

        reduce meat consumption to influence the market. global corps. like BK are a lot more powerful than any govt. entity even the UN

        Macca's Meatless Monday

        by VL Baker on Tue May 21, 2013 at 06:15:32 PM PDT

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      •  One thing, (2+ / 0-)
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        beach babe in fl, wasatch

        if you wander into the restaurant and order some other product and say, "I'm not buying one of those parrot burgers," and then explain why you're saying it, the cctv cameras will catch it. If enough people do it, BK will stop. It worked at McDonalds in the late '80s, in fact they ran a whole ad campaign around 100% American, non-rainforest sourced, beef.
        You do have to keep at it though, and obviously it pays to pay attention afterward because they'll go back to bad habits.

        You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones

        by northsylvania on Wed May 22, 2013 at 04:48:06 AM PDT

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        •  of course that 100% American non-rainforest beef (2+ / 0-)
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          is industrial CAFO beef which is also a major driver of climate change emissions and resource depletion.

          Macca's Meatless Monday

          by VL Baker on Wed May 22, 2013 at 04:57:45 AM PDT

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          •  I don't eat beef at all, (2+ / 0-)
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            wasatch, marina

            but you can only fight one fight at a time. If you live in a family of meat eaters, as I did at the time, you do what you can.
            That being said, my kid did end up vegetarian. The long fight takes a while, and sometimes starts with refusing to buy a burger Happy Meal.

            You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones

            by northsylvania on Wed May 22, 2013 at 05:27:45 AM PDT

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