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Lamb, duck and goat move toward the mainstream

Less popular meats appear on more independent and chain restaurant menus

Despite the avalanche of attention paid to plant-based proteins and the powerful tailwind provided by influential champions like the Culinary Institute of America, consumers remain committed carnivores.

According to EMI Analytics, per capita consumption of meat in the U.S. will top out at 217 pounds this year and hit a record high of 220 pounds in 2019. Consistent customer demand notwithstanding, chefs have faced real challenges over the past few years as drought conditions temporaril

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