Mastery Check 3

Variation: C

Consider the following passage: 

Although heavy meat consumption has always been a staple of the American diet, it is a disadvantage in more ways than one. For one thing, the center-focus of meat on the plate has failed to test our culinary creativity. Furthermore, the meat industry is horrible for the environment. Despite the fact that meat can be a great source of protein, too much meat can lead to indigestion. Thus, Americans should begin to limit their meat consumption.

(Adapted from The New York Times, May 15, 2020)

Is this an argument, or something else?