02 Aug '12, 10pm

The True Impact of Hamburgers (Video)

The True Impact of Hamburgers (Video)

On average, Americans eat three burgers a week. That may sound surprising in statistic form, but it squares pretty evenly with our nation's fast food infatuation. It's also the very first factoid presented in this neat little video, 'the Hidden Cost of Hamburgers', from the Center for Investigative Reporting (the same folks who did the great 'Hidden Cost of Gas') that seeks to educate viewers about the true cost of our beefy eating habits. A hamburger may cost you like 99 cents at Wendy's, but there are a slew of additional costs that those beef pattied buns impose on society at large—environmental impacts of beef production, extra health care costs for obesity-related issues, etc. As such, CIR calculates that every burger costs us an additional $1.51 in hidden costs, which adds up to $72 million in extra costs a year. The group explains at its website: (via Grist ) We loo...

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The True Cost of Hamburgers (Video)

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