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    U.S. Food Consumption: Meat, poultry and fish intake has increased 7% since 1970


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    Wednesday, June 09, 2004 11:20 am Email this article
    From 1970 to 1997, U.S. intake of meat, poulty and fish combined increased 7 percent per person, from 177 pounds to 190 pounds per person according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service.                                                                                      

    Meat, Poultry and Fish

    U.S. Consumption   per person from 1970-1997

    Year
    Red Meat
    Poultry
    FishTOTAL% Change since 1970
    1970
    132 lbs
    34 lbs
    12 lbs
    177 lbs
    NA
    1980
    126 lbs
    41 lbs
    12 lbs
    180 lbs
    +2%
    1990
    112 lbs
    56 lbs
    15 lbs
    184 lbs
    +4%
    1997
    111 lbs
    65 lbs
    15 lbs
    190 lbs
    +7%

    REFERENCE

    Putnam JJ, Allshouse JE. Food consumption, prices, and expenditures, 1970-97. Statistical Bulletin No. 965, 1999 April, Table 1. http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/sb965/

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