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October 9, 2012

Chicken consumption on a boneless weight basis surpasses beef consumption for the first time,

Chicken consumption on a boneless weight basis surpasses beef consumption for the first time, USDA reports 
Per capita chicken consumption, measured on a boneless weight basis, surpassed beef consumption for the first in 2010, according to a report in the September 2012 edition of Amber Waves from USDA’s Economic Research Service.  Fifty-eight pounds of chicken per person on a boneless, edible basis were available for Americans to eat in 2010, compared with 56.7 pounds of beef. Beef availability has been declining since peaking at 88.8 pounds per capita on a boneless, edible basis in 1976. Chicken began its upward climb in the 1940s, overtaking pork in 1996 as the second most consumed meat. Since 1970, U.S. chicken availability per person has more than doubled, ERS reported. Read More

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