12/23/2011

U.S. beef consumption is now 57.4 pounds per person per year, down 13% from 2001 and 25% from 1980. Health-conscious consumers shifting to leaner meats and plant-based meals started the trend, which accelerated during the downturn as more Americans shifted their dining dollars from pricey beef-centric restaurants and added more meatless meals at home.

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