Huh. Maybe in Europe meat's still a rich man's meal. I grew up on steak, pork chops, steak, ribs (seared like John Kerry's brain over our ce-ment barbecue grill in the back yard) and steak. Oh -- and sometimes my parents could be persuaded to prepare chicken, or we would go to grandma's. And let's not forget pot roast. Mmmm...
Anyway, we weren't rich -- living mostly off my dad's teacher salary in Florida made sure we'd never have enough money for everything -- but my parents had had enough of going without meat (or making it "stretch" -- as in, meatloaf, etc.) when they were kids in the Depression.
Mmmm, meat! That burger looks homemade, rather than from a fast-food joint. Unlike third world countries, the poor in the US typically do not suffer from a lack of meat.
I have seen some interesting projections (can't find the link!) of world population growth quickly decelerating and levelling off after 2050 (or was it 2100?). World population may see a bigger setback if the Islamofascists keep pressing their luck and unleash a particularly nasty biological weapon.
"What is chili?" - Theresa Heinz Kerry