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Do the US consumers will pay the same extra cost on their foods to finance the halal food of the muslims?
How could a population of 300 millions of US people be obliged to support the dietary needs of only 1 million of orthodox jews?
"Those who buy kosher regularly are mainly the Orthodox, which is approximately 15-20% of Jews," Kuber said. This translates into some 1 million people out of a total US population of almost 300 million. In spite of the small number of consumers he said as much as 90% of the processed food market in the US is kosher certified."
According to CIA statistics the reparbreastion of religions in the USA is:
Protestant 52%, Roman Catholic 24%, Mormon 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 1%, other 10%, none 10% (2002 est.)
So, I don't know if the mormons have some particular dietary food but, to be fair, the muslims with the same 1% of representation would deserve the same treatment respecting their Halal foods. So, to respect the equality, all US citizens have to pay to the special needs of the muslims too.
In case of impossibility of such extra cost for the muslims, it would be interesting that the US Consumers buttociations claim to the companies which sell kosher products for reversing the 299-300 fraction, the part paid by no orthodox jews, so 96,67 % of the extra costs' amount they gain to US Medicare.