Despite Decline in Meat Consumption, America Is Still #1

Per capita meat consumption is not one of the categories where you want to lead the world, if you’re concerned about the health of your people.

Agricultural subsidies and other policies that continue to encourage overconsumption are damaging to the environment, our health, and, of course, the animals.

Americans are eating less and less meat: Consumption is projected to drop 12.1 percent just between 2007 and 2012.

That being said, we still eat a lot of meat, about three times more than your average Ukrainian and 12 times more than a Bangladesh resident. In fact, the United States holds the title for highest per capita meat consumption, just barely edging out Australia. Here’s what that looks like in map form, via NPR: