Sunday, August 14, 2011

Growth in Chicken Meat Supply Over the Past Decades as Compared to Beef and Pork

The amount of chicken available for consumption has steadily increased in the past sixty years.

Boneless, trimmed (edible weight) pounds per capita per year:

The Food Availability data show that food consumption patterns have changed considerably since 1970. In 2009, each American had available to consume, on average, 54 pounds more commercially grown vegetables than in 1970; 60 pounds more grain products; 19 pounds more fruit; 11 pounds more caloric sweeteners; 36 pounds more poultry, and 4 pounds more fish and shellfish (boneless, trimmed equivalent); 21 pounds more cheese; and 25 pounds more added fats and oils. Each American, on average, also had available to consume 26 pounds less red meat, 63 fewer eggs, 10 gallons less coffee, and 11 gallons less milk.