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Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2003. World agriculture: towards 2015/2030 Summary report. Rome, FAO and London, Earthscan.
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Dietary change in developing countries, 1964-2030
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
As nearly half of the world’s cereal production is used to produce
animal feed, the dietary proportion of meat has a major influence on
global food demand (Keyzer et al., 2005). With meat consumption
projected to increase from 37.4 kg/person/year in 2000 to over 52
kg/person/year by 2050 (FAO, 2006), cereal requirements for more
intensive meat production may increase substantially to more than
50% of total cereal production.