ANSI 1124_Ch 2_Allison Thompson

ANSI 1124_Ch 2_Allison Thompson - 1 Chapter 2: The Value of...

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1 Chapter 2: The Value of Animals to Humanity Written Assignment: Study Questions, pp. 37-38 1. Australia and the United States consume around 270 pounds of meat per person per year, but developing countries may have as little as 12 pounds of meat per person per year, or less. 2. Pigs provide the most meat (worldwide), followed by chickens, and then cattle. 3. Poultry is the fastest growing meat producer, increasing at almost 5% per year since 1990. Poultry is followed by pigs, which increase at a rate of 3-4% per year, followed by most other meat-producing species, which increase at an annual rate of 1-2%. 4. Cattle produce 84.3% of the world’s total milk, followed by Buffalo, which produce 12.2% of the world’s total milk. 5. Dairying provides important economical support to a country by providing year- round labor (as opposed to the seasonal labor of crops), as well as being an efficient converter of animal feed to people food. 6. Chickens are the most important species to egg production, followed by ducks, turkeys, geese, and guinea fowl. 7. Some miscellaneous food uses from animals include honey, blood, tail fat, and hides and skins. 8. In developed countries, 30-40% of the total cost of food (per family) is meat and fish, and each meal is centered around a chosen meat. And while this may also be true for affluent families in developing countries, most families will only be able to spend about 5-15% of their food budget on meat. While it is considered important to eat
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