The Meat Beat

Whether you’re a carnivore or veg-head,  Mark Bittman’s article in the NY Times on American meat consumption is a must-read, if only for the gross statistics:

Americans are downing close to 200 pounds of meat, poultry and fish per capita per year (dairy and eggs are separate, and hardly insignificant), an increase of 50 pounds per person from 50 years ago.

50 pounds more meat per person in 50 years?! We like a rib-eye as much as the next gal, but that’s just wrong.

Rethinking the Meat-Guzzler [NY Times]