廉价肉类的高成本

柏林—工厂化畜牧业生产是农业工业化的关键推动力。其不断的扩张导致了气候变化、森林采伐、生物多样性损失和人权侵犯——而这都是为了满足西方对廉价肉食的不健康胃口。

欧洲和美国是二十世纪最大的肉类消费国,平均每人每年要吃60—69公斤肉——远远高于满足人类硬要需要的水平。如今尽管西方消费率已不再走高,甚至在某些地区出现了下降,但仍远高于其他大部分地区。

与此同时,在新兴经济体——特别是所谓的金砖国家(巴西、俄罗斯、印度、中国和南非)——新兴中产阶级正在改变饮食结构,模仿发达国家中产阶级。在未来几十年中,随着收入继续上升,肉类和奶制品需求也将水涨船高

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