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Only in America: The 'meatless Mondays' backlash

"Meatless Mondays" spark outrage at a Texas elementary school — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Texas elementary school's decision to offer "meatless Mondays" in the cafeteria has outraged the state's agricultural commissioner. Todd Staples blamed the meatless menu on an "activist movement that seeks to eliminate meat from Americans' diets seven days a week.'' School officials said kids who wanted meat on Mondays could bring their own lunch.