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Interesting opinion piece on U.S. and meat consumption

January 11th, 2012 at 06:24 am

I read this and thought it was pretty interesting. Apparently, meat consumption in the U.S. has decreased substantially over the last five years.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/were-eating-...

I'd say I eat less meat than I did five years ago and less than a year ago. I still eat a lot but between the cost of it and my own attempts to simply my life and change a few things, I rely less on meat than I did.

Are you eating less meat than five years ago and a year ago, same amount, or more?

7 Responses to “Interesting opinion piece on U.S. and meat consumption”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Interesting! I would say we eat less meat, primarily because the kids don't like it, so we make other choices. My parents just became vegans....so no meat or animal byproducts.

  2. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Ahh, so your kids don't like it and now your parents don't eat it. Hmm, that would definitely curtail the meat eating, I think. lol

  3. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I'm eating more meat. Two separate health practitioners who've never met each other both told me upon initial consultation I needed to eat more meat.

  4. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Paulette, why do they think you need to eat more meat?

  5. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I suspect I exhibit externally visible traits of anemia. I'd been rejected a number of times from giving blood owing to low hemoglobin counts, but I'd not told either practitioner of anemia. There must be physical signs evident to them. Also, I know I do need more Vitamin B12.

  6. Carol Hardie Says:

    i eat no Red Meat at all any more,i eat some chicken,and fish,lot's of Legumes and Vegee's,and i feel better for it!

  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    I eat animal based protein as frequently as I ever did, just in smaller portions. Where I used to be able to eat two pieces of chicken in a meal I can now only eat one. Where I used to be able to eat an 8 ounce steak, I can now only eat half of one. I'm sure this has to do with the fact that I can't exercise like I used to so my body doesn't require as much protein. I buy more chicken and hamburger and turkey legs and less steak because of prices. I used to eat a lot more seafood before they started pricing it ridiculously high. When I do have beef these days it is generally in a stew or a no bean chili where it is a fairly big ingredient, but still not like eating a whole big steak.

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