According to this latest NPR story, beef prices are going up. Again. We’ve come to expect the increase during the holidays and in summer grilling season. This season, though, prices are even more inflated due to a lack of supply from the droughts in recent years plus the shortage of corn feed for the cattle also due to the droughts.
We know about the health risks with red meat consumption, and yet Americans still feel a sense of entitlement and celebration that comes with biting into a juicy steak. If this latest news on beef prices isn’t enough to reduce your beef consumption, here are some more reasons:
– 30% of the Earth’s land mass is used strictly for the purpose of raising animals for human consumption
– You save more water by not eating a pound of meat than you do by not showering for six months
– It takes more than 11 times as much fossil fuel to make one calorie from animal protein as it does to make one calorie from plant protein
– Cows have feelings too
Save your wallet. Save your waistline. Save the environment. Save your friend Bessie.