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12 Jan, 2013

The high cost of cheap meat in the German diet – DW.DE

The publication of “Meat Atlas” is intended to encourage a bit of reflection, says Böll foundation board member Barbara Unmüßig. “We’re eating at the expense of people in the third world,” she says.

In the world’s poorest countries, 10 kilos of meat per year per person is usually unaffordable. The production of feed for industrialized countries also contributes to the suffering.

Yet very few Germans consider such questions when they’re at the supermarket, browsing through all stacks of shrink-wrapped ground beef, chicken breast or bratwursts. At that moment price is everything. Those prices are often cheaper than in the neighboring vegetable aisle.

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