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Here is a follow-up on your comment, this graph is in French but should be understandable with the helpers at the bottom of my comment ...

Average amount of meat consumed by country (in kg per person and per year), for the EU-15:


  • "bovins" => beef/veal
  • "ovins" => sheep/lamb
  • "porcs" => pork
  • "volailles" => chicken/duck/goose/turkey
  • "viande bovine / total" => percentage of boving meat in the total amount of meat

You can see that Spaniards eat an average of 115.3 kg of meat per year. That's 2.217 kg a week.
by Alex in Toulouse on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 10:40:35 AM EST
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We eat a lot of pork (about 1/2 of the meat intake), just to demonstrate that we're old Christians (neither Jews nor Muslims). And before anyone accuses me of antisemitism, go read the episode about Lisbon in Voltaire's Candide.

The Danes are world leaders in pork production and consumption too. There are more pigs than people in Denmark.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 10:44:48 AM EST
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Which is roughly four times more than what is needed.. but it would require a complete new way to understand agriculture...and price

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by kcurie on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 11:43:47 AM EST
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