Over the past few decades, Americans have been eating less red meat and a lot more chicken.
A lot of meat and poultry gets eaten during the holiday season. Did you ever find yourself wondering: Hmm, what’s the trend line over the past 100 years for U.S. per-capita consumption of beef vs. chicken vs. pork vs. turkey?
Yeah, so did we. Here are a few more meaty questions to consider:
- Which category was consumed at a clip of just 10 lbs. per person 100 years ago but has since risen to 60 lbs. per person? And what accounts for this spike?
- Which category has reigned supreme from the early 1950’s, peaking at nearly 90 lbs. per person during the late 1970’s — but has recently been pretty much matched by the category in question 1?
- Which category has been remarkably consistent for the entire century, with consumption usually between 40 and 50 lbs. per year?
- Which category has always been the laggard — and yet has climbed from just a couple of pounds a year to well above 10?
To learn the answers, link here.