New report: Norwegians’ meat consumption fell by 2.5% in 2020

MeatPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB

Estimated meat consumption in Norway fell by 2.5% in 2020 – mostly due to the decline in cross-border trade.

The consumption of meat in 2020 was 51.7 kg per inhabitant, according to a recent Animalia report. The decline is due to a 90% reduction in cross-border trade.

Over time, the trend points to reduced consumption of red meat, Animalia stated in the report. In 2020, red meat consumption amounted to 39.9 kg, down 0.8% from the previous year.

Anja Bakken Riise of The Future in Our Hands (Framtiden i våre hender) organization believes the decline is good, but that Norway still has a long way to go.

“The new government must make it easy for ordinary people to make green choices in everyday life. We must cut VAT on fruit and vegetables, and it must become illegal to dump the price of meat,” Riise stated.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayFinance

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