Sustainable meat consumption in China

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Sustainable meat consumption is critical to achieve a sustainable food system because meat products are among the most energy-intensive, ecologically burdensome, and ethically concerned foods. This paper focuses on the case of China and discusses the difficulties and possibilities to achieve sustainable meat consumption in China by reviewing previous empirical studies and descriptive statistics, particularly considering consumers' dietary transitions in quantity and quality following China's rapid economic growth. Given China's sheer size of population and meat demand, the sustainable meat consumption in China is also a relevant topic in the global food system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1023-1032
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Integrative Agriculture
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes



  • China
  • Consumption
  • Meat
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Food Science
  • Plant Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology
  • Food Animals

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