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We’re Eating Less Meat!

Posted by tinako on March 9, 2012

Mark Bittman writes on his blog at the New York Times about why Americans might be eating less meat.

The department of agriculture projects that our meat and poultry consumption will fall again this year, to about 12.2 percent less in 2012 than it was in 2007. Beef consumption has been in decline for about 20 years; the drop in chicken is even more dramatic, over the last five years or so; pork also has been steadily slipping for about five years.

Holy cow. What’s up?

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3 Responses to “We’re Eating Less Meat!”

  1. Valerie said

    This is encouraging!

  2. Good news for human health, the environment, the economy, and a step in the right direction for the animals – even if on their terms it couldn’t possibly be seen as “good news” at this point. Maybe when more of us humans begin to place numerical values on the positive benefits of eating less meat, the differences in our ethical values will be less of an obstacle.

    Here’s another link to the Bittman piece: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/were-eating-less-meat-why/

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