Big rise in meat consumption is a big opportunity

December 2006
Farmers Weekly;12/8/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 23, p30
Trade Publication
The article reports on the possible rise in global meat consumption cited by Ian Biggs, president of Genus Americas during the Royal Smithfield Fair held in Somerset, England in December 2006. The population growth and improving wealth in developing countries are the factors that drive the increase in demand for meat. Global meat consumption is expected to increase by 67%. Biggs also predicted 64% increase in lamb consumption, 57% for pork, 45% for beef and 108% for chicken. Population will increase to 10.5 billion by 2100.


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