Peak Meat: U.S. Meat Consumption Falling

During the last eight years, American's consumption of beef, pork and poultry has dropped 10 percent.



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Higher prices combined with a weak economy have led people to purchase less red meat, poultry and pork.
PHOTO: FOTOLIA/VITOS
meat consumption
U.S. meat consumption, 1909 to 2012.
CHART: EPI FROM USDA, U.S. CENSUS
cattle herd
U.S. beef cattle inventory, 1920 to 2012.
CHART: USDA NASS
meat consumption per person
U.S. meat consumption per person, 1901 to 2012.
CHART: EPI FROM USDA, U.S. CENSUS
meat by type
U.S. meat consumption per person by type, 1909 to 2012.
CHART EPI FROM USDA, U.S. CENSUS











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