UK: Meat consumption has fallen by 17% over the past decade

In the UK, meat is consumed less and less: today it is 17% less than it was ten years ago, but for some it is still not enough to preserve the environment.

Nilo United kingdom, in the past ten years, Meat consumption average is decreased 17%. There’s a really big drop, somehow arising in the era: meat has, in recent years, been referred to as unhealthy and unsustainable for the environment. The result, at least in the UK, is that people are eating less of it.

However, in the face of these numbers, there are also those who argue that this reduction in meat consumption is not happening fast enough: not at least as needed to achieve a major national goal, which is to reduce the environmental impact of our food systems.


This goal, set by the National Food Strategy, is based on a review of the entire British diet, from agriculture to industrial production to individual consumer choices. The recommendation, to achieve the set target, is to reduce meat consumption in the UK by up to 30%, double what has already been done in the past 10 years.

“We need a more substantial reduction”; This was confirmed by Kristina Stewart, senior researcher at the University of Oxford. A new study published in The Lancet Planetary Health accompanies these considerations: Research shows that while most people eat less red and processed meat than a decade ago, they eat more white meat.

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Maggie Benson

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