Meat Atlas - Facts and figures about the animals we eat
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Meat Atlas - Facts and figures about the animals we eat

By Christine Chemnitz
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Book Description

The report presents a global perspective on the impacts of industrial meat and dairy production, and illustrates its increasingly devastating impact on society and the environment. The way we produce and consume meat and dairy needs a radical rethink.



The Meat Atlas aims to catalyse the debate over the need for better, safer and more sustainable food and farming and advocates clear individual and political solutions.



Also available in Deutch, Français and česky>.

Table of Contents
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • LESSONS TO LEARN ABOUT MEAT AND THE WORLD
    • Lessons to learn I: 1-5 (above as text)
    • Lessons to learn II: 6-11 (above as text)
  • THE RISE OF THE GLOBAL MARKET
    • Production - Trade - Consumption I
    • Production - Trade - Consumption II
    • Worldwide meat production I
    • Worldwide meat production II
    • Small animals in big groups – poultry take off
    • A stable outlook – only if speculation is limited
  • CONCENTRATION: ECONOMIES OF SCALE BUT LESS DIVERSITY
    • World meat prices compared
    • World food prices compared
    • The Top Ten of the international meat industry (below as text) I
    • The Top Ten of the international meat industry (below as text) II
  • MAKING PRODUCTS FROM ANIMALS: THE SLAUGHTER INDUSTRY
    • Slaughterhouses and market concentration in the USA I
    • Slaughterhouses and market concentration in the USA II
    • Animals slaughtered worldwide
  • BRIGHT PINK IN THE COLD CABINET
    • Slowing down in China
    • Expansion mode in India
    • Growth in the supermarket fridges I
    • Growth in the supermarket fridges II
  • FREE TRADE VERSUS SAFE FOOD
    • Winners and losers from transatlantic trade talks
    • Meat trade between the USA and the EU
    • Feed trade between the USA and the EU
  • THE HIDDEN COSTS OF STEAK
    • Different regions, different levels of support
    • Direct subsidies for animal products and feed
    • Farmers’ income from public money
  • WHY FARMS KILL FISH: BIODIVERSITY LOSS ON LAND AND IN WATER
    • Agriculture’s share of total environmental impact I
    • Agriculture’s share of total environmental impact II
    • Fodder fields and the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico
    • Nitrogen on land and in the aquatic system
  • A SPECIES-POOR PLANET
    • Two winners of globalization I
    • Two winners of globalization II
    • Animal genetics industry: the Big Seven global breeders I (below as text)
    • Animal genetics industry: the Big Seven global breeders II (below as text)
    • Dominating the livestock industry
  • ANTIBIOTICS: BREEDING SUPERBUGS
    • How far we are – distribution of antibiotics and resistant bacteria in the USA I
    • How far we are – distribution of antibiotics and resistant bacteria in the USA II
    • European sales of antimicrobial agents for food-producing animals (below as text)
    • How far we are – antibiotic resistance by pathogen and type of meat in Germany
  • WHEN THE TANK IS RUNNING DRY
    • Moisture extraction for food, fodder and fibre production
    • Water used for meat production in G20 countries
    • Virtual waterWater I
    • Virtual waterWater II
    • A thirsty industry
  • THE GRAIN IN THE FEED TROUGH
    • Virtual trade in land used to grow soybeans for the European Union
    • Grassland and scrubland converted to cropland and pasture
    • Land for lunch
  • THE EMERGENCE OF A LATIN AMERICAN SOY EMPIRE
    • Key figures of Argentina’s soy economy I
    • Key figures of Argentina’s soy economy II
    • The centre of soy power
  • THE CLIMATE COST OF CATTLE
    • Emissions due to animal products consumed in the USA
    • Emissions from meat production in the USA
    • What you don’t see on your plate: greenhouse gas emissions from global livestock supply chains
    • A cocktail of gases: Climate change from field and stall
  • RANCHERS IN THE RAINFOREST
    • Oxygen for all: the vital role of the greenwood
    • Spots on the world’s lungs
    • Forest clearances: lower, but still too high
  • THE GLYPHOSATE IN YOUR BURGER
    • Glyphosate – a sudden acceleration I
    • Glyphosate – a sudden acceleration II
    • Acceptance and rejection of genetically modified crops
    • Pesticides use in Argentina
  • A PLETHORA OF POULTRY: CHICKENS TAKE THE LEAD
    • Poultry raised in intensive systems
    • Chickens on plates
    • A growing flock
  • WHERE KEEPING CHICKENS IS WOMEN‘S WORK
    • Between a lack of rights and market dominance I
    • Between a lack of rights and market dominance II
    • When women own livestock, diets improve
  • IMPORTED CHICKEN WINGS DESTROY WEST AFRICAN BUSINESSES
    • Biggest poultry importers in Africa
    • Hungry livestock keepers
  • DISQUIET IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD
    • Food consumption by country groups I
    • Food consumption by country groups II
    • Demand in the rich world is satiated
    • Past the peak in the USA
  • HALF A BILLION NEW MIDDLE-CLASS CONSUMERS FROM RIO TO SHANGHAI
    • Poultry in China and India: more determined by lifestyle than by population growth
    • demand in the developing world is rising steeply
    • Russia: consumption in crisis
  • URBAN LIVESTOCK KEEPING
    • Developing countries: a panorama of informal production (below as text)
    • Developed countries: livestock coming back to town I
    • Developed countries: livestock coming back to town II
    • Rural and urban population
  • TURNING SCRUB INTO PROTEIN
    • Meat and milk from seasonal pastures
    • Pastoral peoples around the world
  • IN SEARCH OF GOOD FOOD
    • Certified organic agriculture
    • Attitudes towards meat in a wealthy society
    • Customer’s alternatives: community supported agriculture (CSA)
  • VEGETARIANISM: MANY ROOTS, MANY SHOOTS
    • Vegetarians: a growing minority in the West, a major force in India
    • “Vegetarianism” and “veganism” – page views in wikipedia I
    • “Vegetarianism” and “veganism” – page views in wikipedia II
    • A selection of vegetarian varieties
  • WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT: INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS
    • Via Campesina, a worldwide organization for small-scale farmers
    • Protein alternatives: aquatic plants
    • Protein alternatives: cricket efficiency
    • Edible insects
  • A GREENER POLICY FOR EUROPE
    • Benefitting from protection and subsidies – the European Union’s Top 15 meat companies
    • Livestock density in the European Union
    • What happens when incentives go wrong
  • AUTHORS AND SOURCES FOR DATA AND GRAPHICS
  • RESOURCES
  • ABOUT US
  • IMPRINT/IMPRESSUM
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