Sustainable Meat Consumption
11th September 2021
by Dr. Simona Grasso
Who eats the most meat?
There is a clear link between the income of a country and meat consumption
How efficient is meat?
Feed conversion efficiency measures how many kilos of meat are produced for every kilo of feed provided.
Insects have the highest feed efficiency while beef has the lowest.
Breeding allows for an increase in efficiency, but at a cost. A reduction in the biodiversity of a certain species.
Alternative food sources would allow us to retain the biodiversity of animals, while still producing enough food for the population.