Swedes Ditching Meat in Record Numbers According To Swedish Board of Ag.
New figures released from the Swedish Board of Agriculture show that last year, the average Swede chose ditching meat by over two percent, leaving it the largest drop since the board started recording consumption in the early nineties.
Ditching Meat By The Numbers
The biggest shift Sweden saw was in beef, with a reduction averaging out between 2.4 pounds per person in the country. Followed by pigs 1.7 pounds and chickens decreased to .88lbs. Unfortunately, there was an increased in some animals, with lambs being slaughtered more to accommodate the .22lbs that people were eating more.
In the press release, Åsa Lannhard Öberg explained that climate and markets are the reason why Swedes are deciding to reduce their consumption. Realizing that animal ethics plays a larger part in society.
Sweden has seen some of the worst devastations this year due to wildfires that are largely blamed on climate change. The country was forced to issue a countrywide ban on cooking outside on bbq’s or campfires which helped to decrease meat consumption, which was then redacted by late summer.
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