|Food Fact: China’s Meat Consumption is Now Double that in the US|
China now consumes more than 25 percent of the meat eaten worldwide.
…the country’s 1.35 billion people are hungry for more. In 1978, China’s meat consumption of 8 million tons was one third the U.S. consumption of 24 million tons. But by 1992, China had overtaken the United States as the world’s leading meat consumer—-and it has not looked back since. Now China’s annual meat consumption of 71 million tons is more than double that in the United States.
There are two factors at work here: people in China are eating more meat while US meat consumption is falling.
Source: GO MEDIA: Writen by Food Facts