Today, the meat industry is worth over $2 trillion, employing over 5.4 million people. The U.S. produces over 100 billion lbs of meat a year, with the production rate growing 2-3% each year. Because of the $38 billion of government subsidies, Americans are able to cheaply purchase meat, with an average consumption of over 243 pounds per person.
With the world’s population planned to reach over 10 billion by 2050, the current meat industry is incredibly unsustainable or ethical in the long run for numerous reasons.
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