Skip the red meat: Here's why our planet will thank you

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The last decade has seen the steady increase in vegetarian and vegan lifestyles in the United States. So much, in fact, people are eating a considerably less amount of red meat—19 percent, actually.

Americans love beef. That’s just a fact. A medium-rare, well-seared, eight-ounce aged slab or ribeye has become something of a cultural rite of passage. But, in the day and age of conscious eating and plant-based diets, red meat as the American celebration protein might be on the way out.

From 2005 and…