Meat production and consumption are becoming increasingly unsustainable for the climate and the planet on which we live, for our health and for the living conditions of billions of animals who are bred without animal welfare to meet the growing demand of the market.
If, as FAO predicted, global consumption doubles from now to 2050, growing from 250 million tons of meat consumed annually to 500 million, in one way or another the system will collapse.
That’s why Slow Food launched the Slow Meat campaign, aimed at raising awareness among co-producers about better, cleaner and fairer consumption habits, promoting a reduction of our meat consumption and the work of small- and medium-scale producers who work with respect for animal welfare.
Slow Meat: Eat less meat, of better quality.
By doing this, we would create enormous benefits for our health, the farming system and the quality of the air, soil and water.
How Much Meat Do We Eat?
In recent years, meat consumption has not only remained high in America and Europe, but has consistently grown in China, India and generally within those countries where a wealthy new middle class is emerging alongside a strong demographic increase… READ MORE…
Why Cut Down on Meat?
Limiting the consumption of meat is important for many reasons: it’s good for the environment; it’s good for our health; it’s good for animals; it’s good for us all! READ MORE…