The population of the world, as of August 18, 2011 is about 6,938,200,000.[1] By the year 2050, the population is projected to increase to about 9.2 billion.[2]

”According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations’ recent report “Livestock’s long shadow – environmental issues and options”, global production of meat is projected to more than double from 229×10^9 kg/year in 1999/2000 to 465×10^9 kg/year in 2050 (Steinfeld et al. 2006, FAO document).

The bulk of growth will occur in developing countries through intensive production systems, where emerging economies will cause a steady increase of the size of operations.

It is expected that the future growth of livestock output will be based on similar growth rates for feed concentrate use.”

The In Vitro Meat Consortium: Why In Vitro Meat?

The amount of meat consumed in tons

Photo from UNEP


According to the UN Population Fund, the world’s population grows each year by no less than 78 million people. Almost all population growth takes place in less developed countries. In fact, 97 out of every 100 new people on the planet are currently born in developing countries. Developing countries contain 80% of the world’s population, and when these countries develop, the consequences can be extremely devastating. The state of non-human animals, as well as our planet, drastically worsens. With industrial development, the amount of animal use will be greater and also the amount of animal foods. That is to say, we are still far from reaching a climax of this horrible industry.

Global meat consumption per capita

Photo from Marketoracle

Human Population Counter: