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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. 

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