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The World's Most Carnivorous Countries

Denmark consumes more meat per person than any other country in the world. The U.S. takes the #5 spot:

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the average Dane devours 321 lbs. of meat a year. This edges out New Zealand (313 lbs. per person) for the top spot.

The United States, at 275 lbs., is fifth -- also following the tiny nations of Luxembourg (312 lbs.) and Cyprus (289 lbs.) For the sake of comparison, the average citizen of the United Kingdom eats 175 lbs. of meat a year, and the typical Frenchman 222 lbs.

Link via Ace of Spades HQ | Photo: USDA

Let's see. Denmark is the top meat-eating country in the world, but their obesity rate is only 11%. Health statistics from the Denmark Ministry of Health show that the rate of heart disease has fallen by 20 percent between 2001 (before the Danish national trans fats ban) and 2006 (two years after the trans fats ban). The USDA website *itself* shows that as our intake of all saturated fats has dropped by one-third over the past thirty years, American obesity rates have skyrocketed. The U.S has yet to ban trans fats. How long is it going to take before all the nonsense about saturated fats being dangerous is dropped and the USDA BANS TRANS FATS in order to do something about our obesity rate???
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