By now it is well-known that reducing meat and bulking up on plant-based foods is better for your health and for the planet. But perhaps less well-known is the large-scale economic impact of meat consumption. In 2020, the costs of various meats skyrocketed. According to the USDA, beef and veal prices soared 9.6%, pork prices upped 6.3% and poultry prices rose 5.6%. Meanwhile, the cost of fresh fruits dropped by 0.8%.
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