We eat 50 kg of meat each year. New calculations show that the population in Norway consumes about 50 kg of meat a year each.
Posted 27.01.2011 at 6:20 p.m.
Updated 01/27/2011 at 9:24 p.m.
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Facts about the Norwegian meat consumption
The real consumption of meat per capita in 2009 was 50.3 kilograms. Consumption seems to have changed little over the last three years.
Consumption includes clean meat, toppings and mix products,, buy eve isk, such as sausages and pt.
Traditional production of Norwegian livestock, including feed, make up 88, 9 percent of the meat.
Hunting and reindeer are responsible for 2.5 percent while imports constitute 8.6 percent.
The volume of edible meat before processing was 276.7 million kg in 2009, in 40 per cent pork, 27 percent beef, poultry 17 percent, 7 percent and 3 percent lamb, global agenda powerleveling, venison.
In addition, 6 percent of private consumption purchases abroad and import of animal species such as frogs, reptiles and mules. (Source: NILF) (AFP)
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It is 35 percent lower than previously reported levels.
Meat consumption per person has previously been estimated at nearly 79 kilograms a year. These figures include, however, raw material that disappears on, eq2 plat, the road from the slaughterhouse to the consumer, such as bone, blood, offal and intestines. It is the Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute (NILF) who has made the new calculations on behalf of Nortura.
- The new figures provide a more accurate picture of how much meat we actually eat, "said acting director Gro Steine in NILF NTB.
Based on the new calculations were the real consumption, eve online isk for sale, of meat in Norway, 50.3 kg per capita in 2009. The estimated meat consumption for each of us is thus reduced by half to just under one kilo a week. It is still far from the recommended intake by the health authorities in less than a pound a week. The intake includes beef, pork, lamb, venison, poultry and imposed and by-products, such as liver pate.
Red or white
Monday released new dietary advice from the National Council for Nutrition. Leader of the Council, Haakon Meyer believes the calculation of the real meat consumption is an important input to the assessment of current diet and changing needs:
- It's very good that we get a more precise estimate of what we eat. It will help people to see the relationship between their own consumption and that which is recommended.
The Nutrition Council's proposed new dietary emphasis on the composition of red and white meat. The draft recommended from May less than a pound of meat per week, or about 70 grams per day. Today's consumer figures show an actual intake of 138 grams of meat.
It was also recommended to limit intake of red meat, including replacing the red with white meat and choose low fat products rather than fatty. Nor here is the real consumption in the near goal. The figures for 2009 show that red meat, including pork, beef, lamb and game is for 77 percent of consumption. Poultry account for 17 percent. In addition, category 'other' by 6 percent, which includes private purchases in Sweden and Denmark.
Tons of garbage
Wastage from slaughter to consumption is estimated at 135 million kg per year. Over 70 percent of this is bone and trimmings that are not eaten by humans. The majority of these, that fat and painted legs, goes to animal feed. Some also goes to fertilizer, bio-energy and bio-oil. Very little goes to waste. Worse is that with the 38 million kg edible meat thrown by consumers and food retailers.
- Many people have good intentions to eat up what they buy, but probably ends up with a bad conscience because residue is left and ending up in the garbage, "said communications director Nina Sundquist in Nortura. (AFP)