I was reading the herald this morning and came across this article.
World’s appetite for chicken growing faster than any other meat
Pork’s reign is all but over.
Poultry is expected to become the world’s most consumed meat over the next 5 years, according to a report released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development last week. The world’s appetite for chicken is growing faster than any other meat, while pork consumption is slowing even in its most popular markets.
“Currently, pork accounts for the greatest share in world total meat production, however, a comparatively slower growth rate through the next decade will result in it being surpassed by poultry by 2020,” the report says.
The trend is expected to hold true for just about every region and country – developed or developing.
Chicken is the most versatile meat. After pizza (but before chocolate) chicken is one of the most searched for foodstuffs on Google, and this could be because chicken is such a common and versatile ingredient. Worldwide, 20% of the entire animal protein consumed by humans is chicken.
Just about every country on this planet has a famous chicken recipe.
The list is endless.
Chicken is popular because it is so adaptable, widely available, reasonably affordable. Whether you like simple or sophisticated, dishes chicken features in all manner of cuisines, at all levels of skill. It is its affordability, accessibility, and culinary versatility that makes chicken the best meat to eat.
What do you prefer?
Chicken or Pork if you have to choose between those two?