The Meat Paradox – Rob Percival – 2022

“In 2013 the average person in the UK consumed 78.6kg of meat across the year, excluding fish and seafood. By 2017 this had risen to 84.9kg. After a slight drop in the year before the pandemic, sales of meat and dairy have risen again. We eat so many animals, Percival explains in the introduction, that we need at least three million tonnes of soya each year to feed them. Most comes from “ecologically vulnerable” areas of the Americas, putting ecosystems, species and the climate at risk. Most of us — 85 per cent of the British public in a recent poll — say we want to ban factory farming, but we don’t put our money where our mouths are.”

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