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Italians buying less meat: Vegetarian ethics or crisis?

A Florence-style steak.

For the first time, the data of the Italian Farmers’ Association showed the Italian families spending more for fruit and vegetables than for meat.

The crisis still gripping Italy is probably a major factor, but an incidence of vegetarianism and new health notions cannot be excluded either.

Until the Fifties, in Italy meat was a luxury good, to be tasted only on Sundays; the protein intake came from other sources, like beans.  In the end, the famous “Mediterranean diet” was born out of necessity.

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