Now we present you with the list of the countries that eat the least meat in the world. Insider Monkey’s article serves us with great a compilation as usual. You’ve probably been around at least one vegan/vegetarian who kept talking about meat eating and the environmental impact of meat production. Agriculture and livestock production (which involves meat, eggs and dairy products) causes around 15% of all emissions that contribute to global warming. Enormous quantities of water and grains are needed to feed the livestock, especially cattle because they consume much more food than poultry.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three countries that eat the least meat in the world from their list.
The first one is Pakistan. It seems that Pakistan definitely deserves to be among countries that eat the least meat in the world, since sheep meat consumption is 4.63 pounds per capita, beef and veal 14.1 pounds per capita, poultry meat 9.92 and pork meat is 0.0 pounds per capita. Since Pakistan is Islamic country, it is expected that pork meat intake is low/non-existent. While eating pork is not forbidden, important pork or products that contain pork (fat) is. In other words, if you are a pork lover, you will have to search for it somewhere across the Pakistani border. The second country is Indonesia. Indonesia’s poultry sector has grown significantly since the 1980s. It is primarily made up of chicken and broiler farms but it also contains duck broilers and quails. This country does not import or export chicken meat and protein intake is mostly based on poultry (67 %). This explains the higher poultry consumption of 15.9 pounds per capita. In Indonesia beef and veal consumption is 4.85 pounds per capita, pork meat consumption is 5.1 pounds per capita, and sheep meat consumption is 0.88 per capita. At last, but not least we are recommending Tanzania. Unlike the majority of other countries we mentioned on our list of 11 countries that eat the least meat in the world, more than 95% of meat in Tanzania comes from local animals. Tanzania beef and veal consumption is 9.04 pounds per capita, pork meat consumption 0.66 pounds per capita, poultry 3.31 per capita and sheep meat consumption is 2.43 per capita.
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