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Meat: The Good, the Bad & the Complicated

MEAT: The Cood, the Bad & the Complicated Too litte Too much IF RICHER COUNTRIES CUT BACK ON MEAT, WOULD IT IMPROVE CHILD NUTRITION IN POORER COUNTRIES? A diet overly rich in saturated fats and calories from meat, whole milk, and eggs is associ- A diet too low in iron, zinc, In 2030, there will be an estimated 133.9 million calcium, and vitamins A and B12 can lead to anemia, vitamin A deficiency, and poor malnourished children. Freeing up the resources that support meat consumption in rich countries, Brazil, and China would help reduce that number-but only by 2.3 million, While eating less meat will improve ated with increased risk of physical and cognitive development. Meat and dairy products can be good sources of these nutrients. obesity, coronary heart disease, and some forms of cancer. 133.1 Million if nich countries cut neat cunsumptiun in half Uhited States 125. the health and environment of rich countries, it's not the solution to ending child malnutrition. 131.6 if rich courtries, Brail, and China cut neat Mlion 752 milion EDnsumption in half Argentina 91.7 =---------- Brazil 80.6 For many poor people, livestock is a source of food, A PATH OUT OF POVERTY? POOR LIVESTOCK KEEPERS income, and savings. With urbanization and incomes on WORLDWIDE China World average 54.1 Philippines the rise, and demand for meat in poor countries growing, Swaziland 28.4 38.7 Angala 20.2 boosting domestic livestock production could help increa se rural incomes, create more jobs in rural areas, and stimulate rural economies. 31.8 Ethiopia Indonesig Кетув 16.1 India Rwanda 10.8 5.5 8.4 3.2 KILOGRAMS OF MEAT CONSUMED ANNUALLY PER PERSON (2007) BJODIVERSITY THREAT CLIMATE RISK Lvestoce production contribatis to various greenhouse-gas emissions. 9t takes a lot of ghain and water RESOURCE HOG to produce a kilgpam of meat. ARE YOU GOING TO DRINK THAT? In the Amazon, 70% of once-forested land is now pasture for livestock. To produces 1 kg of poultry meat 1 kg of pig meat 1 kg of beef 9ttakes: 2 kg of grain 4 kg of grain Such dramatic deforestation is a - LIVESTOCK CONTRIBUTION When livestock waste is produced in large, concentrated amounts, TROUS OIDE threat to the rich biodiversity of the world's plant and animal species. AMMONIA 65% nitrogen and phosphorus can seep into water supplies, threatening METHANE 7 kg of grain 70% CARBON DIOXIDE human health. 37% THE AMAZON 1 kg of poultry meat 1 kg of pig meat 1 kg of beef 3,500 liters of water 6,000 liters of water 43,000 liters of water Pwwwwwwwmi Design: 1. Viralo/IFPRI. Surces: igrans of msat couned Faod and Agricuture Organi zation t the Untiad Nalers and The Boareret http:ww.scribdcon/too/91840616Meat-Cansurption-Pu-Frson and http waconanbtzınbiggaphitdetaiv201204daly-chart-17. Bodvonily threat, Cinalo rkk, and Are yun going to driak hatt: H. Staintold, P. Gar ber, T Massanaar, V Castel, M. Rasaus, ant C. de Haan, Liestoci's Lang Stadw: Eronrenta kaz and Opsrs (Roma:Fond and Agritulture Organkatn of Untat Nations, 2005). Resouros hog: M. Rosagrant, M. Leach, and R. V Garpaca, "Atenatie Futures tr Marld Caaal and Meat Consumption," Procsedikgs of tre Matrtien Scsty 38 (1999: 219-234; D. Pinntl otal, Malar ResoS: Agrioutural and Environmurtal Issues," ESdarca 4, . 10 j2004): 909-918. I rieher countrles ont baok on mut: S. M:angland N. Fooagart, Foading tha Fatare's Ohanginy Date ipiains for Agricutue Metets, Mnten, ad Poky, 2020 Conforance Papar 3 (Mashingian, CC: Interrational Food Polcy Resaach Instibuta, 20L1). A path out of prorty?: 1 Cta at al, LIrstack Sector Deiapnart tr Forerty Radacten: A Eoaronic ad PEky Perpecte (Rane: Frod and Agricutun Organization it the Unitad Nations, 2012 Caprigito012 e INSIGHTS IFPRInfographic ifpriorg MAGAZINE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2Intenalional Food Poley Roarch iastts, ehts reened For perniluno ropriet for nooummerolal parposes onty cortart iprlcoprightocglar.args 2030 ---------

Meat: The Good, the Bad & the Complicated

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The story of meat and its consumption around the world is a complicated one. This infographic explores the effects of meat on nutrition, health, biodiversity, and climate change—in the developing an...


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