Argentina’s presidential cabinet has committed to eating only plant-based foods once a week in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of agriculture. Casa Rosada (the equivalent of the White House in the United States) announced they will be serving strictly vegan food on Mondays.
Argentina’s meat-eating culture inspired the 554 employees of Casa Rosada, including President Mauricio Macri, to cut out animal products 52 days per year as a way to start a conversation about the health issues involved in a high-meat diet.
“The only thing that will defend us from an unhealthy diet will be behavioral changes in the way we eat,” Argentina’s Secretary General Fernando de Andreis explained. “The purpose is to trigger a conversation about our food, our health, and begin to change our diet.”