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Meat Consumed

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Meat, as shown here, refers to all animal products that are consumed by people.

Meat consumption per person is highest in Western European territories. Nine of the top ten meat consuming populations live in Western Europe. The anomaly in this ranking is New Zealand, a territory that is famous for its high ratio of sheep to people and the production of lamb.

The most meat is consumed in China, a quarter of the world total. A fifth of the world population lives in China, eating on average 510 calories of meat per person, which is above the world average of 432 calories of meat per person.

I want there to be no peasant in my kingdom so poor that he is unable to have a chicken in his pot every Sunday. Henri de Bourbon, 1598

Territory size shows the proportion of worldwide meat (including animal products) consumption that occurs there.


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