We tax cigarettes and alcohol, in part to discourage their consumption, so why not tax meat? After all, bacon gives you cancer, cows cause climate change, and eating less meat could save us trillions of dollars. That’s why the Danish Council of Ethics recommends taxing beef.Read More
McDonald’s Corp. is set to supersize its burgers in the United Kingdom. While not exactly returning to the long-scrapped gut-busting portions of yore, the fast-food chain is expected to roll out a brand of premium burgers with thicker patties in the U.K. aimed at keeping up with competition like Byron and Shake Shack, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.Read More
Americans’ love affair with beef is fizzling.
In the U.S., a country known for drive-thru burger joints and over-sized steaks, demand for the meat on a per-person basis is slumping to the lowest in more than four decades. With consumers bracing themselves for another slow patch in the economy, shoppers are increasingly choosing cheaper pork and chicken as alternatives.Read More
The average price of a pound of ground beef climbed to another record high in February, hitting $4.238 per pound, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
In August 2014, the average price for a pound of all types of ground beef topped $4 for the first time, hitting $4.013, according to the BLS.Read More
India’s western state of Maharashtra has introduced a ban on beef so strict that even possession could land you in jail for five years, media reports and the chief minister said on Tuesday.
The country’s Hindu majority considers cows sacred, and several states already ban their slaughter.Read More