Canadians Eating Less Meat

Canadians Eating Less Meat

Results from Statistics Canada’s recent survey of Canadian food consumption for 2013 indicate a nearly 10 percent drop in meat consumption since its 2001 high, and a 1.5 percent decrease from 2012.

While a general decrease was noted across the meat categories, the greatest decline was seen in pork consumption, with a decrease of 4.5 percent. Beef consumption dropped 1.5 percent from the previous year. While consumption of chickens and turkeys remained steady, it too is down from peak consumption levels in 2008.

Canadians have never been more aware of the impact of their dietary choices on themselves; the environment; and the animals, who suffer needlessly for the production of meat, dairy, and eggs. To join the trend, visit ChooseVeg.ca for great recipes and tips on moving toward a plant-based diet.