Can Americans be convinced to eat less meat?

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Americans’ meat consumption is high because of “how much is consumed…on a daily basis” rather than holidays like Thanksgiving. Hear more from chowardchoward on our “Checks and Balance” podcast

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The Economist’s Jon Fasman and his sons prepare the Thanksgiving turkey. We go back to a nationwide contest to find the perfect chicken. And Caroline Bushnell from The Good Food Institute discusses how to wean Americans off meat.John Prideaux hosts with Charlotte Howard and Jon Fasman. Runtime: 39 min

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AT THANKSGIVING Americans express gratitude for family, the harvest… and a big, juicy turkey. Americans consume the most meat per person, but that’s not good for the planet. Could they cut back? The Economist ’s Jon Fasman and his sons prepare the Thanksgiving turkey. We go back to a nationwide contest to find the perfect chicken. And Caroline Bushnell from The Good Food Institute discusses how to wean Americans off meat. John Prideaux hosts with Charlotte Howard and Jon Fasman. Runtime: 39 min We would love to hear from you—please take a moment to complete our listener survey at: For full access to print, digital and audio editions as well as exclusive live events, subscribe to The Economist