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Meat consumption grows in developing countries

Animals magazine has published a study that analyzes the consumption of meat in 35 countries, its evolution and characteristics. According to the Lonja de Binéfar newsletter, some countries have already reached a level of consumption that is very difficult to beat. The increases would come from the hand of developing economies. The researchers found a direct link between rising consumption and rising wealth in emerging economies, but no relationship in higher-income countries.

Between 2000 and 2019, there were major changes in meat consumption around the world. In 2019, poultry meat was the most popular meat worldwide, followed by pork, beef and, lastly, sheep and goats. In most of the countries studied (26 out of 35), total meat consumption per capita increased significantly over time, with the most substantial increases seen in Russia, Vietnam and Peru.