So this Quizz should be named "Countries that Consumes the Most Animal Protein".
that your premise is incorrect. All of the Caribbean islands consume
fish in great quantities, yet they are not on this quiz.
It has skin, muscles, vains... so it is meat (and eyes and brains and a nerve system, so it is an animal)
I do agree that it is usefull to add it here, since we are used to distinguish them and not lump them together. But fish arent made of fairy dust...
(and the list is longer than I realised here are some listed capybara, alligator, armadillo, the thick-nosed tapir, and the manatee, beaver, puffin, skunk-headed-coot. All considered fish..)
"When trying to find the definition of meat in the dictionary, there are no clear answers. While dictionaries such as Oxford's define meat as 'the edible flesh of animals, especially that of mammals as opposed to that of fish or poultry', others such as Webster's define it as 'the flesh of animals (including fish, birds, and snails) used as food'. Meanwhile, nutrition scientists are also divided, with some saying that meat only comes from mammals, while others say that only red meat can truly be considered as meat.
In culinary and butchery terms, meat is considered only to come from mammals, and any edible fish or bird comes under a different category. This basic definition is followed by most governments to regulate food items in the country."
They have all the same qualifications as meat from mammals have, veins, muscles etc. But even besides composition. It is meat because it is what the animal s made of and YES fish are animals.
I agree the meats differ. But there is no reason whatsoever to thinking it isnt meat. In culinary, and therefore in every day speech, distinctions are made, because it has different nutritional values and is cooked differently. But that does not suddenly make it not meat.
I really can not see how someone can say it is not meat. There is a distinction between the two yes. But saying it is not meat makes as much sense as saying a bird is not an animal. It can fly while other animals cant, it has a beak, wings etc.
UK Government family food purchases has this on meat trends:
Purchases of chicken have increased over the last 10 years and were the most popular unprocessed meat product purchased by weight at 193g per person per week in 2016/17. This was followed by beef which has remained fairly stable in recent years at around 100g per person per week. Lamb has shown a clear downward trend over the last 10 years, whilst pork has been relatively stable.
Purchases of bacon and ham, meat pies, sausages and burgers are generally stable or show slight downward trends over the last 10 years. Ready meals and convenience meat products continue their clear upward trend, with a highest ever estimate of 170g per person per week in 2016/17.
Humans are omnivores.
Hope you’re enjoying your tofu!
Unexpected that all the countries in the northsea area besides the uk are on this.(norway, sweden, finland, denmark, germany, netherlands, belgium, ireland. And throw in iceland and luxembourgh)
This, by the way, is why so many Americans died of disease when the Europeans arrived - the Europeans were used to living alongside animals and had immunity to many of their diseases, but the Americans didn't.
Also, this quiz is about the sheer quantity of meat eaten, so rich countries have a higher probability of making it because they consume more food overall.
Why am I even here