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Photo of the Day: Meat Consumption Declines in France

I was reading a fascinating article in The Atlantic, “France’s Troubled Romance With Beef,” which discusses the evolution of French cuisine.

One way French cuisine is apparently changing is that the country’s love affair with beef is dwindling. Generally, people are choosing to eat dishes that are healthier and better for the environment, which often translates to vegetarian dishes.

The article featured this graph, which shows just how much meat consumption is declining in France between the years 2003 – 2010.

beef france

The article also states, “[M]eat consumption is in decline not only in France but the European Union overall. La Viande’s most recent trends report shows that beef and overall meat consumption has fallen by 15 percent across France between 2003 and 2010.”

Amazing.

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I graduated from St. John's University School of Law in 2012, and am admitted to practice law in New York State. I was a member of the New York City Bar Association's Animal Law Committee for three years. I was born and raised in Rhode Island, but moved to New Mexico when I was 18. After dabbling in film for two years, I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Anthropology. I've been living in New York City since 2008, and currently reside in Brooklyn with my boyfriend and our two cats. I am a former organizer with Direct Action Everywhere - New York City.

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