Post Tagged with: "vegetarian"

Pile of rotting fruit and vegetables near water

Why World Leaders Are Starting to Eat Garbage

October 2, 2015 at 6:01 pm

TIME 10/02/15 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Raul Grijalva The world wastes more than 1.3 billion metric tons of edible food each year When it comes to tackling climate change, one of the greatest challenges we face is understanding the myriad factors that influence our warming planet. Addressing some […]

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Meat Alert

Meat Alert

August 31, 2015 at 4:21 pm

THE HILL 08/31/15 By Michael Shank Announced in the quiet of Congressional recess, new data published this week by Consumer Reports indicates that ground beef often contains bacteria that causes sickness in humans and resists drug treatment. Congress should take note. Fortunately, the United States Department of Agriculture already rolled […]

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USDA Does Diets Differently, Moves Off Meat

USDA Does Diets Differently, Moves Off Meat

July 8, 2015 at 3:14 pm

HUFFINGTON POST 07/07/15 By Michael Shank With the United States Department of Agriculture announcing meat substitutes in school lunches nationwide, replacing meat with equally protein-rich alternatives, we’re starting to witness a sea change in national dietary guidelines. And it’s about time. Our current approach to diets is unsustainable. Federally appointed […]

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Hill Vegetarians Want to Know: Where Are the Lentils?

Hill Vegetarians Want to Know: Where Are the Lentils?

March 26, 2014 at 11:18 am

NATIONAL JOURNAL 03/26/14 By Billy House A little-publicized caucus of Capitol Hill aides—the Congressional Vegetarian Staff Association—is set to convene again Friday as part of its persistent campaign to get better vegetarian food options put on the Capitol eatery menus. Guest speakers at the event in the Capitol Visitor Center […]

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Hey Vegetarians: Congress Doesn’t Like You

Hey Vegetarians: Congress Doesn’t Like You

August 21, 2013 at 11:39 pm

THE NEW REPUBLIC 08/20/13 By Marin Cogan On most days, a vegetarian hill worker’s lunch options are depressing: soggy salad-bar greens, a greasy grilled cheese, or maybe—just maybe—a wrap from the sandwich station made of cheese and leftover garnishes. A few months ago, Michael Shank, then an aide to California […]

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Vegetarians Find Options Wanting at Capitol Complex

Vegetarians Find Options Wanting at Capitol Complex

March 15, 2013 at 9:17 am

ROLL CALL 03/15/13 By Emily Cahn For busy staffers on Capitol Hill, whose hectic days are often scheduled down to the minute, grabbing lunch often means a trip to the cafeterias scattered around the Capitol complex. Although there are multiple dining spots on the campus’s House and Senate sides, offering […]

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