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Per capita availability of chicken higher than that of beef

In 2011, 58.4 pounds of chicken per person on a boneless, edible basis were available for Americans to eat, compared to 54.5 pounds of beef. 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.

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Last updated: Monday, September 16, 2013

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