Less Chicken Deaths This Year
According to a new report, a decrease in the demand for chicken meat means fewer chickens will be raised and slaughtered this year. The latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture states that although broiler chicken meat production for the first half of 2011 was 4.8 percent higher than last year, growth is expected to halt for the remainder of the year. The production is at an estimated 1.3 to 2 percent lower than 2010’s numbers.
In the last four years in a row, meat consumption has declined. Thanks to initiatives such as Meatless Mondays, the movie Food Inc. and perhaps due to the economy, the consumption of meat has dropped approximately one pound per person in the U.S. last year.