Meat consumption, which is increasing globally, could eventually have ” catastrophic consequences for livelihoods, human and animal health, and the environment, ” according to the UN’s annual report. for Food and Agriculture (FAO).
For the first time since 1982, FAO’s annual report “The State of Food and Agriculture” published in mid-February focused on the livestock sector. While it accounts for only about 2% of global GDP, livestock is responsible for about 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions, more than the transport sector.
The FAO report points out that livestock is a “key sector in the fight against hunger and poverty” that “makes a billion people live”. However, the organization recognizes the existence of “systemic risks”, mainly related to the ecological and health consequences of the explosion of meat consumption around the world.