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MAIS LES CITOYENS SONT ÉGALEMENT MOTIVES PAR LEUR INTÉRÊT POUR UNE MEILLEURE PLANÈTE!! LA VENTE DE PRODUITS A BASE DE VEGETAUX AUGMENTE DONC, TOUS LES MOCK MEAT!!
Fortunately, many world powers are finally paying attention to this
problem. China is one of them. Recently, the Chinese government rolled
out a new set of dietary guidelines which
encourage citizens to eat no more than 200 total grams of meat and eggs
per day. China’s current per capita meat and egg consumption is around 300 grams per day,
so this recommendation has the potential to significantly decrease
animal protein consumption if citizens follow it. In fact, a report from WildAid
shows that if Chinese consumers adhere to this guideline, it would
reduce China’s greenhouse gas emissions related to meat consumption by
an amount equal to 1.5 percent of global emissions. That’s HUGE!
According to a 2017 survey conducted by the New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited, 39 percent
of Chinese citizens have begun to reduce their meat consumption as per
their government’s recent recommendation. At the time of the study, the
country’s meat consumption had been on the decline
for three years, with those who decreased their meat intake
substituting with vegetables and tofu/mock meats. In light of the major
environmental crisis facing our world, China’s citizens have started to recognize the power of going plant-based: 42 percent of respondents in the survey reported that they are seeking
foods that are better for the environment, which has undoubtedly played
a role in the increasing demand for plant-based proteins in the nation.