Why is meat so fucking expensive?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ~~*they*~~

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you VILL eat zem

      if i am forced to eat bugs i will kill myself by picking a fight with a cop or jump in elephant exhibit

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You leave those elephants alone.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you VILL eat zem

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I’d actually eat bugs if they were readily available and protein rich. Don’t care that it’s bugs if it helps me get fit
      Same shit with organ meats. Why would only certain cultures eat liver? Or tounge? Brain? Testicals? It’s all tasty, I’ve tried it

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Agreed. I know that its a meme but some bugs are actually very protein/nutritional rich.
        If crickets were more affordable and easier to come by I would definitely incorporate them into my diet (just look at those nutritional values damn).
        It will always be a meme though, 4chan likes to rant how thats the only thing you will be able to eat in the future but the fact is that you can't buy bugs in a store anywhere close to me.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Agreed. I know that its a meme but some bugs are actually very protein/nutritional rich.
        If crickets were more affordable and easier to come by I would definitely incorporate them into my diet (just look at those nutritional values damn).
        It will always be a meme though, 4chan likes to rant how thats the only thing you will be able to eat in the future but the fact is that you can't buy bugs in a store anywhere close to me.

        Keep in mind that bugs flour has shitty absorption, it's close to vegan protein. You need to increase the intake of bug flour 20%-40% to compensate. I have done the math, and at that level bugs flour isn't good for cutting. It could be used for maintaining if you barely eat nothing but bug flours and vegetables/low cal stuff

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm mostly worried about bugs having good macros if you don't look into it but then it would turn out they are very poor in micro nutrients and have a terrible amino acid profile or something like that.
        Just like with other goyslop where even the "healthy" alternatives are still junk that you shouldn't eat consistently.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Isley

    I mean, so, really the question is why is it ever cheap?

    The source for all food energy on the planet come from sunlight.

    Plants can use about 14% of it, and they will store about 2% overall in their body. Sometimes a bit more, sometimes a bit less.

    Anyway, then animals need to eat those plants and they too will only store a fraction of that fraction of energy in their flesh. Of the order of 10% of that 2% (this is why we don't eat carnivores at scale btw, too inefficient - it's 10% of 10% of 2%).

    This means that for the vast majority of humans that have ever lived, most of them ate grains and legumes almost all of the time, with meat being a rare treat - an old chicken, an aged cow, the occasional hunted meal. Only the hunter gatherers (back when humans numbered less than a million), Kings and modern Westerners can afford daily - or close to - meat.

    Anyway, energy prices have risen. This means the price for every fundamental input to all supply chains has risen

    Price of fertiliser for animal feed? Gone up - its made from natural gas (haber process)
    Price of getting the feed to the animals? Gone up.
    Price of heating a chicken coop? Up.
    Price of shipping the chickens to the butchers? Up.
    Price of running the butchery machines? Up.
    Price of the plastic packaging? Yeah made from oil, its gone up.

    Why has it gone up? Ideologically, the US - a major energy exporter - decided to less of it because it's worried about CO2. And then to boycott Russian energy as well after aggression.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >This means that for the vast majority of humans that have ever lived, most of them ate grains and legumes almost all of the time
      This is completely false. Humans were hunters

    • 4 weeks ago
      SwedishBrorsan

      a lot of fertilisers came from ukraine
      transport and others costs goes up after germany, sweden and more shut down almost all their nuclear reactors
      whilst even farmers are being forced to close down their business as you see farmrs in netherlands becoming the
      candian truckers 2.0

      the only ones to blame is the European Union and the climate alarmists pretending that the world is ending
      to the point that some want to tax us for cow farts, if not that.. the windpower was proven way too ineffective too.

      i dont understand what makes you think we ate grains unless farmers were taxed by nobles during medieval times,
      wild animals breed out of control in notime and meat would never become a rarity unless the hunting was out of control
      and the average person was taught of how to hunt through family and culture.

      you can only blame your own countries politicians for not investing in the 4th generation nuclear reactors instead of these
      highly ineffective wind turbines

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Would you work 9-5 if it wasn't?

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    meat is for the upper class

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i dont think it is
    i mean everything has gone up in price so its relative.
    actually quite the opposite, i don't buy greens, herbs, fruits, berries etc. because they are so fucking expensive. 150g of raspberries/blueberries (fresh) whateverthefuck is like 5-6€. meat has always been comparatively very inexpensive. but now that everything has gone up like 200% in price yeah meat is expensive too, like all other products.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. A small box of strawberries (idk the weight but definitely under 1lb) is like $4. That goes up to $7 for organic. And this is now when they're in season.
      Meanwhile chicken breast is $3/lb, chicken thighs are $2/lb, and I can find 90/10 organic ground beef for $6/lb. Per serving thats even cheaper than tuna ($2/can for not bumbleshit) or deenz ($2 for Seasons, $3 for King Oscar). And all of that without even discussing organ meat.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      buy frozen you fucking retarded mong. fresh shit is trash compared to frozen fruits and veggies. frozen are flash frozen 99% of the time and their nutrient profile is far better than “fresh” shit in the box. I can buy 2lbs of frozen blueberries for $12. 1lb of frozen broccoli florets is $4.50. also to you retards complaining about meat price, exit the city. I am buying chicken for the same price at sam’s club, I get like 15 boneless skinless breasts for $20.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        2lbs for $5 here, and for mixed fruits, with sliced strawberries and other yummies.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you're in europe:
    >russia doesn't export food anymore
    >ukraine doesn't export food anymore
    >the netherlands are going to shut down half of their farms
    >probably some other reasons
    Seems like they want the poor to starve or start eating bugs

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly, if we want to continue to live like we did from the 60s-90s in perpetuity, probably 1/3 of the global north needs to disappear as does half of the global south.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        or just completely genocide africa, india, and china. and most of south america

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Africa
          Absolutely. The bantu expansion and its consequences
          >India
          Like the rest of the global south, probably about half need to go
          >China
          Three digit IQ, a large portion of "American" engineers and researchers are actually Chinese, not pussies when it come AI and genetics. I'm thinking that China is in the global north boat where we only need 1/3 less of them.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >three digit IQ
            the ones that make it over here are. that is not the rest of the country, most chinese are insectoid walking liveleak events. only huwhite countries should be spared the cull. there's no good sense in purging germany or the netherlands or whatever, but I think 1/3 of USA could go provided you use discretion on who is being targeted

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Topsoil is eroding, aquifiers are draining faster than they are replenished, all signs point to overpopulation that needs to be handled or we will experience a cataclysmic collapse in living standards. This is even more important if the murmurs out of ARAMCO are correct, and the Middle East is running out of oil. Clamping down on dysgenic fertility globally is, I think, a better solution than collapsing like Greertards would prefer.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                anything other than a complete elimination of africa, india and china is potentially dysgenic

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >all signs point to overpopulation that needs to be handled
                Ok then kys if you're so concerned with that

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Clamping down on dysgenic fertility globally is, I think, a better solution than collapsing like Greertards would prefer.
                Too bad they're doing the opposite. Subsidizing third world population growth with gibs to africa while at the same time discouraging high IQ populations from breeding.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The JMGreer collapsetards aren't at the wheel, simultaneously fortunately and unfortunately. Unfortunately, because they are cognizant of resource scarcity. Fortunately, because their solution is just collectivization into subsistence agriculture.

                > Subsidizing third world population growth with gibs to africa
                Unfortunately. However, they've also been promoting homosexuality, birth control, women's education, and similar programs to mitigate the locust swarm. Just not feeding them would be better.

                >while at the same time discouraging high IQ populations from breeding.
                Yes, but also know. The wealthiest are breeding above replacement, as are the lumpenproles. However, the 95-110IQ middle class who can do things like keep power stations and food processing plants from catching on fire is having their fertility crushed.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want to eat ze bugs but they are more expensive and way harder to get a hold of than meat.
    As soon as the new world order figures that shit out I'm chowing down on some cricket legs

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's really not so bad. I shop at Central Market, which is the rich people market, in the next city over (Southlake, TX). Which is literally the richest city in the United States, and just this weekend I bought 1.5 pounds of marinated boneless skinless chicken breasts for 9 dollars. That seems pretty reasonable, considering it should be one of the most expensive places possible to shop.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >1.5lbs
      >$9
      That's not a good deal you stupid fucking retard.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I didn't say it's cheap, I said this is likely the most posh you can find, and it's still quite reasonable.

        >Southlake, TX
        >richest
        Not even close. Atherton, CA's median income is literally double Southlake at over 500k. Scarsdale; NY, Hillsborough; CA, Cherry Hill; CO, Los Altos; CA... I could go on but Southlake doesn't even make the top 20. I live in Chevy Chase, MD, which is in the ballpark of Southlake (about 200k vs 240k median household income), and it's not the cost of goods that makes the place nuts, it's the real estate. Food isn't going to be 3-4x as much just because our median income is 3-4x as much as the national median. There is of course higher priced options in these places, like a Michelin star restaurant, but a pound of beef (assuming the same grade) isn't going to vary by 3-4x.

        pic related. I'm sorry you're so angry. I've lived in DC as well. Some day when you grow up and move out you can leave the east coast and maybe chill out a bit.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Southlake, TX
      >richest
      Not even close. Atherton, CA's median income is literally double Southlake at over 500k. Scarsdale; NY, Hillsborough; CA, Cherry Hill; CO, Los Altos; CA... I could go on but Southlake doesn't even make the top 20. I live in Chevy Chase, MD, which is in the ballpark of Southlake (about 200k vs 240k median household income), and it's not the cost of goods that makes the place nuts, it's the real estate. Food isn't going to be 3-4x as much just because our median income is 3-4x as much as the national median. There is of course higher priced options in these places, like a Michelin star restaurant, but a pound of beef (assuming the same grade) isn't going to vary by 3-4x.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yeah supermarket meat is more expensive now but my local grass fed meat stays the same price...weird.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I eat 2lb of chicken breast with vegetables daily and I'm from a country where the average wages are 300$ a month.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sounds comfy

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not expensive enough. Meat should be a luxury. Cheap, disgusting industrial meat needs to go away. For the animal's and the planet's sake.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >meat should be a luxury

      why do you gay say the dumbest shit

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It only costs between 50 cents and $1.20 per pound for bone-in dark meat in burgerland.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do I make my chicken taste like this?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      look like this*

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >323▶

      look like this*


      photoshop

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do you actually want to know? Or are you just baiting?

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be me
    >buy a whole cow twice a year
    >hunt 4 weekends out of the year for deer
    >have 12 chickens
    >have enough meat and eggs for the year with enough for my family too
    >grandpa trades me ducks and fish for a steady supply of eggs
    Life is comfy and there are tons of options ~~*they*~~ don’t want you to know about. Make friends with your neighbors, ask around. My friend’s grandpa throws away calf liver because his customers don’t want it. I get it for free. This kind of thing is common. Don’t be a sperg. Talk to butchers. Make friends at farmers markets. Learn things from other men. Simply as.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    most expensive to produce

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