- 1.550 BILLION kilos of beef meat are consumed each year in France, this equates to 50 kilos of beef eaten every second of every day. Beef represents 68 % of the total consumption of meat in France.
- 15 000 liters of water is needed to produce a single kilo of beef in France (in comparison, it only takes 2 000 litres to produce a kilo of rice).
- 1 000 000 liters of water (1000m3 is needed to produce one ton of wheat. Yet, in France, 80 % of cereals are produced to feed cattle and are not intended for human consumption.
- Between 60.000.000.000 and 142.794.000.000 (between 60 and 140 BILLION !!) animals are killed to be consumed EVERY YEAR in the world, that is 114 000 animals killed every minute.
According to a Harris pool in 2017, 5 % of the French population are either vegetarian or vegans, compared to 7 to 11 % in England and 9 % in Germany.
Meat production has a huge ecological impact on the Earth including, but not limited to, excessive water consumption, soil degradation, climate change and the mistreatment of animals.