“We Evolved”: The Evolution of Meat-Eating in the US

26 Jun

Today’s The Salt Food Blog on NPR  features a story about the evolution of meat-eating in the United States and how we came to eat so much of it. The main reason: meat has become much, much cheaper. As we saw earlier in the story about the rise in grocery prices, meat has become on average about thirty percent cheaper today than it was forty years ago.

The United States eats more meat per capita than any other country in the world, with Australia coming in as a close second.

For an interactive version of this map, check out the global chart.

Read the rest of the NPR story here.

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