Veganism is losing ground as Americans eat more meat than they did five years ago

Despite popular culture pushing for meat alternatives and legacy media insisting that Americans are “eating less red meat,” Americans are eating more beef today than they were five years ago.

Despite fad diets and plant-based meat substitutes, Americans refuse to give up red meat Impossible and Outside of Rows of burgers taking up space on restaurant menus.

The New York Post reported that the average American consumed 58.6 pounds of red meat in 2021. In 2017, Americans hit an all-time low by consuming an average of 54 pounds of red meat that year.

Americans are eating about five pounds more red meat than they did five years ago.

The New York Post hinted that veganism was a fad that might be on the way out. The Post said that New York City’s exclusive dining scene has even pulled the plug on restaurant projects with meatless menus.

The Post said, “The owners of a new skyscraper, 425 Park Avenue, have demolished a proposed new restaurant there by EMP chef/owner Daniel Humm because he insisted on an all-vegan menu.”

Humm also “got the boot” from Claridge’s Hotel in London for the same problem.

The Post also suggested that popular culture figures who constantly insist that a meatless diet is the future are an example of how they’ve “strangely lost touch with the masses.”

“The notion propagated by the media that Americans have gone from red meat to fake meat is a case of Park Slope speaking to Park Slope — elites who are comically out of touch with the masses,” the Post said.

The New York Times recently recommended that Americans were increasingly moving toward a meatless diet, citing a 2019 Gallup poll that showed a quarter of respondents were eating less meat. The Times said respondents did so primarily “for health reasons.”

However, the Post insisted that “Big Apple steakhouses are thriving and adding new locations” and that the “ban the beef movement is part of a mindset to ban anything that tastes good that’s prevalent in woker-than-thou.” circles.”

Outside of New York City’s exclusive dining scene, people may simply be eating more beef than artificial beef for economic reasons.

purchase beef — at $5.99 a pound — feeding a family of four or five is cheaper than buying Impossible Burger meat substitute packets at nearly $8 — before sales tax — a pound.

Contrary to the popular cultural narrative, at least for now, the working class eats steak while the rich eats plant-based steak substitutes. Veganism is losing ground as Americans eat more meat than they did five years ago

Laura Coffey

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