I ran across this interesting blog from the Center of Food Integrity regarding Meatless Mondays. It refers to a survey where consumers and dietary experts were asked about the newest food trend.
Out of the 274 responses received, nearly 20 percent of the respondents fully support the concept while nearly half said they support a balance of all types of food, including meat. One-third of the respondents indicated meat should be a regular feature in their diet. View the blog for a list of comments.
I usually hear promoters say that reducing meat consumption reduces carbon footprint, but my feeling is that it starts with groups like PETA and HSUS trying to find a better way to reduce animal consumption all together. I can think of a number of reasons why it is more eco-friendly to include meat in your diet every day, but I will leave it up to the experts.
Here is a great resource regarding the environmental benefits of meat consumption: http://www.kylivestock.org/steakoutthefacts