China’s Growing Meat Demands: Implications for Sustainability
MetadataShow full item record
The chapter examines China’s growing meat demand and its implications. Australia and China are currently set to expand trade in meat and livestock facilitated by a government negotiated Free Trade Agreement. China is already the world’s largest meat consumer and with the increasing consumerism and wealth of its rapidly growing middle and upper class, the demand for animal products is likely to grow. This country’s unprecedented appetite for animal proteins has stimulated the Australian livestock and related sectors, potentially enabling vast growth and profitability within these industries. Chinese customers have strong purchasing power and are eager to buy imported frozen and locally slaughtered Australian meat. While Australian farmers are capitalising on these economic opportunities, only the animal welfare sector voices any concern. This chapter highlights the ignored health and environmental costs.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Guo, X.; Raphaely, T.; Marinova, Dora (2015)© 2016 by IGI Global. All rights reserved. The chapter examines China's growing meat demand and its implications. Australia and China are currently set to expand trade in meat and livestock facilitated by a government ...
Liu, Yi (2008)The growing economic importance of China with its major economic power in the East Asia region has become a popular host destination for receiving foreign investment from Hong Kong, Korea, and Taiwan. With China’s growth ...
Xiao, H.; Chen, Q.; Wang, J.; Oxley, Leslie; Ma, H. (2015)© 2015 Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. From 1985, an increasing gap has emerged between the official statistical measures of meat production and meat consumption in China, which has raised concerns from many ...