America’s Obsession With Meat, Explained

Here’s the beef

Popular Science
Oct 28 · 5 min read
Exhibit sponsored by the Oregon Cattle & Horse Raisers Association, circa 1940. Photo: OSU Special Collections & Archives

By Eleanor Cummins

Americans celebrate their independence with sizzling sausage and give thanks with turkey. Three decades after Wendy’s debuted its signature ad campaign, “Where’s the beef?” is still a meme. And we’ve never elected a vegetarian to the White House. It’s no surprise, then, that the average American ate roughly 220 pounds of

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