Wow! Rahm Emanuel is endorsing a vegan diet! So that's where he gets all his energy to be so blatantly combative and in your face. Not only is the Mayor of Chicago eating less meat but now he's trying to get the residents of his city to follow his lead.
Emanuel explains that this diet could go a long way to helping reduce the city's obesity rate. Statistics for Chicago are hard to come by, but the obesity rate in Illinois has been rising and currently stands at 27.7 percent, the 23rd-highest of any state.Could it be that Emanuel is being influenced by his former boss President Bill Clinton? We all remember when Clinton had to be rushed into surgery for a triple bypass. Well, he's doing quite well now and attributing his wellness to his vegan diet.
Back when Emanuel was on President Obama's staff, he was notorious for confronting unruly lawmakers in the showers at the Congressional gym and berating them until he got his way. [..]
Not only does eliminating meat improve your health but it is the single most important way to reduce your carbon footprint (pdf) to help in mitigating climate change.
A win win for your health, our planet and future generations.