Nearly one in four in U.S. have cut back on eating meat

A new Gallup polls finds that Americans are eating less meat. Among the topline findings? About three in 10 women, people of color, and Democrats ate less meat last year, according to a telephone poll of more than 2,400 adults. Even though plant-based meat companies often promote giving up meat for the environment’s sake, most of the respondents said they were doing it primarily for their health. And they were cutting back in old-fashioned ways—not so much with Impossible Burgers as smaller portions and subbing in vegetables. Meat is here to stay—maybe just less of it.

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