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Americans in 18th/19th century ate 3-4x as much meat as today.

January 1, 2011


Trends in meat consumption in the United States

Carnivore Diet

Source: Roger Horowitz, Putting Meat on the American Table (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000):11–17; Adapted from Carrie R. Daniel et al., “Trends in Meat Consumption in the USA,” Public Health Nutrition 14, no. 4 (2011): Figure 2, 578.

Americans in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries ate three to four times more red meat than they do today.