In last Saturday's New York Times, Sam Roberts took a look at some interesting tidbits from the 130th edition of the Statistical Abstract of the United States:
We are eating less meat: 108.3 pounds per person in 2008, down 5.4 pounds since 2000. But that's still almost 1/3 lb of meat per day.
We're eating fewer veggies too: 392.7 pounds per person, down more than 30 pounds.
We're drinking more wine: 2.5 gallons per person, up from 2 gallons in 2000. That's less than I thought, only about 12 bottles of wine in a year.
1/4 of our calories come from Junk food....