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Pigs to out-pollute people in China

19.09.2007
A report on the Chinese consumption and production of meat was published today at the European Conference of Biotechnology in Barcelona.

The report was the outcome of a meeting in Hangzhou, China where experts from all over the world met and discussed the perspectives of the Chinese food production.

Meat consumption in China is expected to reach 73 kilo per person per year in 2020 compared with 26,2 kg in 2004. This increase in meat consumption means that the environmental impact of the Chinese population will double if the rapid growth continues.

The consequences for the environment and situation of the animal waste treatment , projections of the world demand and supply of food and feed, the danger of disease transmission and other perspectives of the Chinese food revolution is described in detail in the report.

The workshop was organised by Patrick Cunningham and Huanming Yang from European Action on Global Life Sciences (EAGLES).

Jens Degett | alfa
Further information:
http://econsults.org/Eagles/prints/Eagles%20Health%20Report%20-%20Lifestock-1.pdf

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