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Recession Diet Trends: Two Legs Good, Four Legs Bad

Here's a nice graph that shows how the prices (and, correspondingly, the demand) for different kinds of meat have changed since Lehman...


Here's a nice graph that shows how the prices (and, correspondingly, the demand) for different kinds of meat have changed since Lehman Brothers failed. Larger version here.Over the last six months prices for pork, beef brisket, beef cutout, and chicken breast have all fallen. But the relative popularity of chicken is surging compared to beef and pork. This is probably simply because chicken is cheaper in absolute terms and people are strapped for cash.Now check out these carbon conversions for different kinds of meat:1kg beef = 34.6 kg CO21kg lamb = 17.4 kg CO21kg pork = 6.35 kg CO21kg chicken = 4.57 kg CO2People's preferences for these different kinds of meat are moving into closer alignment with their climate costs, too. Of course, as Treehugger points out, we could all just eat lentils.

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