The affects of high prices of meat on comsumption


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Feb 24, 2021
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I took my grandson out to lunch for Korean food this weekend. I (of course) chose the vegan option, and he chose the meat. No, I didn't like it, but he has a past history of an eating disorder, and nobody wants to trigger a relapse. He eats whatever he wants, and we don't say a word.

Well, his meal didn't look much different than mine. The restaurant, apparently, had to choose between raising prices, or cutting back on the most expensive ingredient: meat.

He looked through his entire meal and found 2 or 3 tiny shreds of meat. Lots of rice, vegetables, kimchi, and 3 tiny pieces of meat.

High meat prices will turn the world vegan!
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High meat prices will turn the world vegan!
There is some evidence to back your thesis statement.
But so far it's spotty.
People are buying less beef, unfortunately they are buying more chicken.

U.S. households bought 7.2 percent more meat to consume at home in 2020 than they did in 2019. The combination of higher retail prices and larger amounts purchased meant consumers increased their spending on all meat (including for at-home consumption and away from home) by 14.5 percent in 2020.​

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