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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/53/S21.068

MEAT CONSUME AS AN INDICATOR OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. COMPARATIVE STUDY IN EUROPE AND ROMANIA

O. Brinzan, E. Tigan, M. Lungu, S.C. Perta
Wednesday 13 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-10-2 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 53, 545-550 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/53/S21.068

ABSTRACT

Even if EU traditional agriculture is based on a considerable part on livestock enterprises activities, and many products are sustaining the traditional activities, livestock production is the largest source of greenhouse gases, high water usage, driver of deforestation, loss of biodiversity, land use, European Union (EU) is the biggest food importer and the second food exporter, spend around 40% of its budget on Common Agricultural Policy in detriment of other sectors. This paper work aims to emphasize the impact of meat consume upon environment, analysing meat consume per capita in EU and Romania. The study emphasizes that human alimentary habits, especially meat consume is a major driver of environment degradation and climate change. EU is the second biggest agricultural food exporter and the first biggest importer of food in the world. Meat consume in Romania is lower comparative with EU, is considerable lower.

Keywords: meat, environment, consumption, sustainable, water, resources