Most consumed meat in the world?

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  1. benny_burny

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    What is the most consumed meat in the world? By that, I mean what is eaten the most, by weight, by the entire population on earth.

    The reason I ask is somewhere I heard it was goat. It is the most consumed because it is everywhere in India, they have a huge population, therefore it skews the results.

    Anyone got a clue?
     
  2. HeXa

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    I would say fish

    fish, pork and fowl is popular in China/Asia.... plenty of them
     
  3. Netsy

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    Chicken would be my guess.
     
  4. Wink

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    Goat is the most consumed meat according to Australia's Department of Agriculture Farming & Fishing.

    From DAFF site: http://www.daff.gov.au/agriculture-food/meat-wool-dairy/red-meat-livestock/facts

     
  5. stuffisgood

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    Goat meat hey...my ex-girlfriends hillbilly family used to breed goats for food. It's not a bad meat, very lean but in my experience it's always chewy.
     
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    Goat also being easy to disguise to the untrained eye and passed off as lamb.

    I still would have thought fish or chicken tho. interesting.
     
  7. spilla2003

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    I found this on Wikipedia, I wasn't too surprised, but I didn't realise they ate so much fish.

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    They don't.

    You are reading the graph correctly, aren't you? :)
     
  10. Netsy

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    Looks like fish is the most consumed meat on that graph to me.
     
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    Care to explain how I'm supposed to be reading the graph then? :confused:
     
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    it is obvious... I ask someone to thin logically.

    Can the average person consume
    225 pounds fish
    215 pounds turkey
    200 pounds chicken
    125 pounds pig
    65 pounds cow
    in a year
    -----------------
    almost a thouand pound of animals

    etc...

    1000 x 453.59237 grams = 454 kg meat a year
    454 / 365 = 1.25kg MEAT A YEAR/PER PERSON!!!

    where as 225 pounds x 453.59237 grams =

    102 kg TOTAL MEAT A YEAR
    300 g meat a day!!
     
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    I am surprised to hear that goat is the most consumed globally, though I suppose it makes sense, when I think about it.

    Also, with the graph, the bigger the coloured section, the more of that particualr meat is being consumed. In this case, it looks like a toss up between chicken and cow for number one in the US. It's a poorly designed graph designed to look pretty rather than provide an obvious and instant impression of what it's trying to represent.
     
  14. a777

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    It's not.

    It's a stacked area chart. It shows the overall consumption of meat in the USA per capita as it changes throughout the years and shows the breakdown of that composition. The top line shows that in 1960 Americans were consuming 175 pounds of meat per year (per capita). In 2004 they were consuming 240 pounds of meat per year.

    Each of the colour bands shows the breakdown of each meat type adding up to that total.
    eg. for 1960 (roughly)
    60 pounds of Cow
    60 pounds of Pig
    10 pounds of Other red meat
    25 pounds of Chicken
    8 pounds of Turkey
    12 pounds of fish

    For 2004 (roughly)
    62 pounds of Cow
    56 pounds of Pig
    4 pounds of Other red meat
    80 pounds of Chicken
    19 pounds of Turkey
    19 pounds of Fish

    Hope this helps :)
     
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    It does, sorta. Don't read like that first off to us edjumacated folk :wired:

     
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    Thing about goat as well is you dont have to do a whole lot to them when farming them. They'll eat bloody anything, plus they have no problem living in some pretty extreme environments, from deserts, to mountains covered in snow.
     
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    Are you sure your not reading it wrong ?

    I read the graph as Fish being the highest and COW being the lowest looking at the scales, the colours are irrelevant.

    But I may be wrong, in either case it's a poor graph
     
  18. a777

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    Did you actually read this thread??!? :confused:
    You are wrong. The graph is fine.
     
  19. SyN

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    mine

    :rolleyes:
     
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    you have to measure the bands of meat - ie top of the colour band minus bottom of the colour band equals how much of that type of meat consumed. Therefore the wider the band, the greater the consumption.
     

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