With all the talk of plant-based diets, the consumption of meat is estimated to have increased in the past few years after a short dip in consumption.
For a more historical perspective on why Americans eat so much beef, CLICK HERE.
How does your intake compare? Where is the broccoli?
Using the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) reports, “Since 1970, Americans have gone from 8 pounds per person per year to 23 pounds.” of cheese. Other estimates say that number was 35 pounds/person in 2015. If you think about it, we put cheese on and in almost anything – burgers, sandwiches, pizza (of course) as a topping and now part of the crust, pastas, chips, dips, etc. etc. Picture the cheese aisles in the supermarket. For a comprehensive article all about cheese:
Some good news and some news that could stand some improvement. Nutrition messages seem to be taken seriously by consumers.
Another informative infograph on how eating meat affects the environment. Around the world, many people have relied on plant proteins and vegetables to meet protein needs. In rural Mexico, protein mostly comes from beans, rice and tortillas. In India, it often comes from lentils and rice, and in China, rice and soy with small amounts of meat provide the protein source. As the economics of a country improves, the proportion of animal foods in its diet typically increases.
How did we get from there to here in our sugar consumption habits?
Read about a brief history of sugar HERE. Good post and interesting!