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Eating less meat is good for your wallet

vegetarian dietBy Alexandra Spunt for

Worried about the economy? Yeah, us too.

Whether the Dow dips or dives, one thing seems clear: These are uncertain economic times, and we all need to make smart (and sustainable) choices as consumers.

With that in mind, I thought this might be a good moment to remind people that cutting back on meat can be a real money-saver.

Siobhan wrote about this for GOOD a while back. Here’s a repost of that in case you missed it:

Here’s an interesting chart from LearnVest that breaks down the daily costs, in dollars and cents, of different diets: meat eaters, pescetarians, vegetarians, and vegans. According to their tallying, vegans have the least expensive diets, and meat eaters have the priciest, which certainly flies in the face of the arguments that vegetarianism is a choice limited to the hippie fringes and the bourgeoisie.

Keep reading to see the chart, and to read about some of the issues we have with it…