Quit meat, save dough

A simple act pays off for our wallets, our bodies, our planet and the animals we share it with

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Beef prices are now at their highest level since Reagan sat in the Oval Office. Many pork cuts have doubled in price. The last time egg prices were this high, President Obama was still Senator Obama.

There are many causes — including severe drought and a fatal diarrheal epidemic sweeping through the nation’s pork industry — but the bottom line couldn’t be clearer: meat, eggs and dairy are getting more expensive.

In America, where we eat more meat on a per capita basis than almost any other nation, there could hardly be a better time than now to start eating less meat and more plant-based proteins.

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