While Indian state governments and cow vigilantes are busy policing the food habits of citizens, the rest of the world is busy enjoyig their veal cutlets and juicy steaks, as per data released by OECD for the year 2014-15.
Residents of planet Earth consume an average of 34 Kg of sheep meat, pork, beef and poultry per person, per year.
- Australia tops list with 90.3 kg per capita. India ranked last, with a mere 3.2 kg per capita.
- The U.S. came in second, with 90.1 kg
- Argentina, the birthplace of asado, came in third with an average of 86.6 kg per capita
- The average Israeli eats 86.1 kilograms of meat per year
- After Israel, Brazil rounded up the world’s top-five meat consumers, with an average of 78 kg per capita
- In the EU, average meat consumption stood at 64.9 kg
- The Japanese do not eat much meat, consuming a yearly average of 35.7 kg per person
- China is relatively high on the list, at 49.8 kg per capita
In Turkey, the nation that gave birth to kebab, meat consumption averages only 28.2 kg per capita, while Iranians consume just 29.3 kg of meat per capita.
In beef consumption South America dominates the top five, with Uruguay eating 46.4 kg of beef, followed by Argentina (40.4 kg), Paraguay (25.6 kg) and Brazil (24.2 kg). U.S. beef consumption was 24.7 kg per capita. Israel is at seventh place with 20.2 kg per capita.
So what is the beef about beef in India, man?