The United States and Brazil are the top beef producing countries in the world.
Healthy in more ways
More than 100 medicines, including insulin and oestrogen, come from cattle.
We don't turn anyone away
There are close to 800 registered breeds of cattle around the world.
The silent majority
Uruguay, New Zealand, Argentina, Australia and Brazil are the only countries with more cows than people.
The way the Hamburgers
Mince accounts for almost 40% of beef production (this varies by country). Much of this goes into hamburgers.
Portioning expose more meaning
English words for livestock (cow, sheep, chicken) are Germanic-based and the words for meats (beef, mutton, poultry) are French-based. This is because the people who raised the animals were Anglo-Saxon peasants and the people who ate them were Norman aristocrats.
The year that pigs flew
2013 is the first year in recorded history where consumption of fish has surpassed beef.
What's in the box?!
Mammalian meat is obtained from goats, sheep, cows, horses, buffalo, dogs, cats, and other mammals. It comprises 33% of the global meat market.
A crowded World
The amount of meat produced worldwide today is four times more than it was 50 years ago.
Get to the line
Pigs are by far the most popular source of meat worldwide. China produced 54 million metric tons of pork in 2018. The EU and the US are second and third in line.
Perfect portions for perfectly drawn regions
Not surprisingly, the United States is the leading producer of beef and buffalo meat. In 2014, the US produced 11 tons combined.
In the same line
Brazil, India, and Australia are the leading producers and exporters of veal.
No need to hurry
Upscale steakhouses use dry-aged beef where the beef is hung on a rack to dry for several weeks. This process evaporates moisture in the muscles and promotes enzymatic breakdown of connective tissue which together yields a very flavourful meat.
Who is ready?
Economists expect that the demand for meat will increase by 73% by the year 2050.
Maybe the style of portioning was inappropriate
The pilot of Gemini 3, John Young, was reprimanded for smuggling a corned beef sandwich onto the spacecraft.
For Belly the Bell Tolls
Ernest Hemingway was a fantastic cook famed for his pan-fried hamburgers and bacon-wrapped trout.
Bacon and eggs were not considered breakfast foods until the 1920s when Sigmund Freud’s nephew was hired by a packing company to create a marketing campaign to increase bacon sales.
He is not the king for no reason
Elvis Presley once flew from Memphis to Denver and back to eat the Fool’s Gold Loaf: a single warmed, hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with the contents of one jar of creamy peanut butter, one jar of jelly, and a pound of bacon.
One small morsel for a man...
The first meal eaten on the moon was bacon (technically, freeze dried bacon cubes).
Pork can be stored for up to 6 months in the freezer. Lamb and beef will last for 12 months.
A survey conducted by Smithfield showed that 65% of Americans would support bacon as their “national food.”
Most meat contains 75% water, 20% protein and 5% fat. It contains traces of carbohydrates, too.
Globally, on average 43 kilograms of meat are consumed per person, per year. In the US and Australia, that number is closer to 100kg per person while in India, it’s as low as 5kg per person.