Consumers Continue to Order Meat

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WASHINGTON — Recent findings by the Washington-based Worldwatch Institute indicate global meat production and consumption grew by 20 per cent in the last 10 years.

The report indicates pork is the most widely consumed meat globally, followed by poultry, beef and mutton. In addition, poultry production is the fastest-growing meat sector.

The U.S. continues to be the largest beef producer, while China continues to dominate the pork market, although Vietnam and Philippines are gaining steam.

The Worldwatch report points out the rise in meat production and consumption is negatively affecting the environment and human health.

To read the report, visit worldwatch.org.

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