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World meat consumption patterns: An overview of the last fifty years (1961–2011)

Sans, Pierre and Combris, Pierre World meat consumption patterns: An overview of the last fifty years (1961–2011). (2015) Meat Science, 109. 106-111. ISSN 0309-1740

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meatsci.2015.05.012


Driven by economic development and urbanisation, protein consumption has surged worldwide over the last 50 years, rising from 61 g per person per day in 1961 to 80 g per person per day in 2011. This contribution analyses the apparent convergence of dietary models worldwide with respect to the proportion of Animal-Based Protein (ABP) and especially meat in intake. By using FAO data for 183 countries over the period 1961–2011, the authors show the connection between annual per capita GDP and the level of ABP (R2 = 0.62) and meat consumption(R2 =0.62). They emphasise the surge in ABP intake in emerging countries (China, Brazil) which has partly replaced plant protein. However, for similar degrees of economic development, the composition of ABPs and the position of meatwithin this category vary significantly among countries, suggesting that historical, geographical, cultural and religious factors may be involved.

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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
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