Will Ditching Meat Save You Money? (Part 1)

From Trace Dominguez. ( YouTube / Nebula )

Meat is associated with class, wealth, and power. Is meat the move though? Really?
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I eat meat, not every day, but I eat it. The question is: should I? How much more does it cost to eat meat? When I get a burger I feel more full than if I eat vegetables, and I’ve been told to finish my meat at the table.Why do we love meat so much? Will we be able to eat #meat the future or will we be eating a plant based diet? Is meat actually more expensive? Is it cheaper to eat healthy?
0:00 mmmmeat
1:20 How did we get here?
2:20 go watch Answer in Progress
3:09 Meatpackin’
4:43 meat ain’t great
5:21 save SO MUCH MONEY
7:25 USDA Study
10:19 my point is…
What about to eat a vegetarian diet? Will we have cows on Mars? What’s the 2020 version of replicators from Star Trek? I have so many questions, so let’s kick into it. This week I explore the evolution, economics, classism of eating meat, and where the human diet might go in the future.
PART 1 : how much more does it cost to eat meat?
PART 2 : what’s the food of the future today?
PART 3 : is alternative meat?
PART 4 : how many people can Earth feed?
PART 5 : cows on Mars?

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America’s obsession with meat, explained
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 meat in 2018—a new record.

How to Save Money By Going Vegetarian
Forgoing meat doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor.

The Economic Case for Worldwide Vegetarianism
Not curbing its taste for meat could cost the U.S. almost $200 billion each year—and the global economy up to $1.6 trillion.

What is the true cost of eating meat?
As concerns over the impact on the environment, human health and animal welfare grow, what future is there for the meat industry?

The true cost of eating meat: if we want change, we have to pay for it
Australians can afford to spend more on food that meets higher animal welfare standards. It’s time to demand change from farmers

Are Healthy Foods Really More Expensive? It Depends on How You Measure the Price
Most Americans consume diets that do not meet Federal dietary recommendations. A common explanation is that healthier foods are more expensive than less healthy foods.

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Love you, #nerdfam! Stay #curious, thank you for supporting my scicomm. Here’s a challenge, try to not eat any red meat for three days. Just 72 hours without mammal meat. Try it! Let me know how it goes ✨