The flaw in the report is that it treats American consumers as passive actors who are victims of diminishing supplies, rising costs and government bias against the meat industry. Nowhere does it mention that weâ€™re eating less meat because we want to eat less meat.
Interesting article on American’s trend of eating less meat. I can attest that Kate and I are eating less meat mainly from a weight loss perspective, but the economics are impossible to ignore. Add to it the fact that meat is heavily subsidized and uses up a lot of oil to move around and our house is easily following this trend.
Best of all is that Kate has really jumped on board with things and is making some amazing recipes. Check out these books:
- Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook
- Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes
[UPDATE] – Kate has chimed in with the following:
I BEGAN eating less meat mainly from a weight loss perspective.
I CONTINUE to eat less meat due to aforementioned reasons.