New York Mayor Issues Mandate Not Supported By Science

March 15, 2019

NCBA responded on social media to this week’s announcement by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio that all city schools will implement Meatless Mondays “for the future of the planet.” Key messages posted by NCBA on Twitter and Facebook were highlighted by the latest comprehensive study from the USDA Ag Research Service showing U.S. cattle production accounts for only 2% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. Authors of the study declared the U.S. cattle industry “is not a significant contributor to long-term global warming.”            

While banning beef in the U.S. would have little or no practical affect on global temperatures, according to NCBA, it will have a negative impact on the health and nutrition of New York’s students. Research repeatedly has shown beef provides high-quality protein and essential nutrients like iron, zinc and B vitamins.