Whatever their other priorities, Americans are still eating plenty of beef.
Consumer demand for beef is experiencing encouraging growth, says a report from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
The report cites the U.S. Consumer Demand Indexes computed monthly by University of Missouri Professor Glenn Grimes.
The most recent index shows that - for the first 5 months of 2007 - demand for beef rose 1.1%.
Pork demand climbed by 0.6%. But consumer demand for chicken fell 3.5%.