Wall Street Journal: Why the Price of Meat is Skyrocketing

Need one more reason to go vegetarian? The cost of meat continues to rise.

Consumers are paying 10 percent more for meat compared to this time last year, says a new article by the Wall Street Journal entitled “Vegans Rejoice: Meat Prices Rising More Than Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.” So what’s causing the increase in price? It’s a combination of factors, including a drought in Oklahoma and Texas, a virus that swept through pig farms, and a bacterial infection that depleted shrimp inventory. Although part of the increase can be attributed to normal inflation, plant-based foods are not seeing such an incline. The price of fresh fruit and vegetables, overall, are up just three percent since last summer. 


More News

101-Year-Old Heart Surgeon Fueled by Veganism

Centenarian doctor says a vegan lifestyle is his secret to longevity.
Read More »

Impossible Foods Raises $108 Million in New Funding

The plant-based meat and cheese company plans to release its first product next year.
Read More »

New Revolutionary Vegan Egg Product Launched

The whole-egg alternative was just introduced by Follow Your Heart.
Read More »

Website Names Top 5 Best US Cities for Vegans

Care2 Says Portland, New York, Los Angeles, Austin, and Seattle are havens for vegans.
Read More »

International Vegan Burger Joint to Open First US Location

Singapore-based VeganBurg is expanding to San Francisco.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »