Meat production and consumption are becoming increasingly unsustainable for the climate, for our planet, for the living conditions of billions of animals who are raised without regard for animal welfare in order to meet the growing demand of the market, and for our health.

If global meat consumption doubles between now and 2050 (as the FAO has predicted), growing from over 250 million tonness of meat consumed annually to 500 million tonnes, the system will collapse.

 

That is why Slow Food launched the Slow Meat campaign, which aims to raise awareness among co-producers about better, cleaner, fairer consumption habits, encourage a reduction of meat consumption, and promote the work of small- and medium-scale producers who respect 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 grown consistently in China, India, and other countries where a wealthy middle class is emerging in tandem with a growing populationREAD MORE…

Why Cut Down on Meat?

Limiting meat consumption 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…

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