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Is the world reaching ‘peak meat’?
Covid-19 has affected the supply of meat in the short term due to numerous slaughterhouse closures, but as the FT’s Emiko Terazono explains, even before the pandemic, meat consumption was showing signs of having peaked in developed countries. Not only that, demand in China, which accounts for almost a third of the total meat eaten, could also slow considerably over the next decade.
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