Australians pay twice as much for beef as Americans

Australia
April 9, 2008 5:14am CST
There was a story on the news tonight that we are paying twice as much for our meat as Americans. I can totally believe this as the price of all meat including chicken has gone probably doubled in the past five years. I had put it down to the drought but the news say that it is because we only have 2 large supermarkets so there is not enough competition to keep the prices low. What do you think is the reason that meat seems to be rapidly rising in cost?
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
10 Apr 08
So many people I know are getting out of the beef habit for health reasons... I'm not saying they're right, but we're being made to believe that we'll all have heart attacks if we eat it! We have steak one night a week, a hamburger every 2 weeks or so, and the rest of the time its chicken, fish, or vegetarian meals. Hun has to avoid fats because of his diabetes, and I have to avoid salt... beef just isn't the same if it isn't seasoned well! So I think it has more to do with lack of demand world-wide, because the prices are rising everywhere.
@alamode (3073)
• United States
3 May 08
Thank you!