This week, at the supermarket checkout, you might have noticed a tabloid magazine headline that proclaims: “Paul McCartney Bedded Yoko Ono!”
Unsurprisingly, this “Beatles shocker” turns out to be nothing more than unfounded gossip. It’s true, however, that Paul and Yoko have been in bed together, figuratively speaking, for the cause of vegetarianism.
Sir Paul has increasingly been an activist for the vegetarian lifestyle. His late wife, Linda, launched a successful line of frozen vegetarian dinners, and for decades he has maintained his own organic, pesticide-free farm in England.
More recently, Paul and his daughters launched a campaign called “Meat Free Monday,” described as “a not-for-profit campaign which aims to raise awareness of the detrimental environmental impacts of eating meat, and to encourage people to help slow climate change, preserve precious natural resources and improve their health by having at least one meat-free day each week.”
Yoko was on hand at the London gala that launched the campaign five years ago, adding her imprimatur to the cause. After all, she had been into vegetarianism long before Paul. In addition, she and John are also the most famous proponents of macrobiotics.
As explained by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger:
“In considering all factors that influence our lives, the macrobiotic approach to health and healing views sickness as the natural attempt of the body to return to a more harmonious and dynamic state with the natural environment. As what we choose to eat and drink and how we live our lives are primary environmental factors that influence our health and create who we are, the macrobiotic approach emphasizes the importance of proper dietary and lifestyle habits.”
Joining Yoko in endorsing Meat Free Monday are many other celebrities, including Kevin Spacey, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ricky Gervais. But the list goes far beyond just celebrities. As summarized on the official McCartney family website:
“From members of the Norwegian military to the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture; the Hong Kong Airport Authority to Kuwait’s Ministry of Health, a diverse array of people and groups support the campaign. No matter where it’s happening, if it’s called Lunes Sin Carne (Mexico), Meatless Monday (USA) or Luntiang Lunes (Philippines), skipping meat on Mondays is a simple step that can have a big impact.”
Meat Free Monday also has an outreach program for schools all over the world. Some two million children — in Britain, the US, Germany, Finland, Belgium, Brazil, Taiwan and South Africa — attend schools that have a meatless day each week. Paul approvingly notes that “The kids rather like it, because it means they are actually doing something about safeguarding their future.”
So, as you can see, it’s healthy food, not hot sex, that caused the Yoko and Sir Paul hook up.