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Cargill conducts study to show the benefits of meat consumption

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According to the research, many consumers believe that meat, fish and eggs can be an essential part of a healthy and environmentally responsible diet.

Posted on Apr 24 ,10:22

Cargill conducts study to show the benefits of meat consumption

In its latest Feed4Thought survey, Cargill found 93% of respondents across the US, Brazil, the Netherlands and Vietnam say they care about our ability to feed the world sustainably, with 84% saying that it impacts what they buy. Animal protein makes the cut, according to most consumers, with 80% of survey participants saying it can be part of an environmentally responsible regimen and 93% saying it can play an important role in a healthy diet. 

More than two-thirds of respondents surveyed say they intend to maintain or increase their consumption of animal protein in the next year while four-fifths of participants expressed interest in plant-based or alternative sources of protein.

According to the research,  many consumers believe that meat, fish and eggs can be an essential part of a healthy and environmentally responsible diet, despite the growing interest in plant-based diets. Cargill recently partnered with Heifer to launch Hatching Hope, an initiative aimed at improving the nutrition and livelihoods of 100 million people by 2030, by training and opening markets for subsistence poultry farmers and providing nutrition education for their communities.

Access to poultry meat and eggs can rapidly improve people's diets and have a major impact on their lives. We're investing in smart, resourceful women farmers, working with them to improve their products, access new markets and build sustainable businesses that generate living incomes” notes Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO of Heifer International, a global nonprofit working to eradicate poverty and hunger.

Cargill recently partnered with Heifer to launch Hatching Hope, an initiative aimed at improving the nutrition and livelihoods of 100 million people by 2030, by training and opening markets for subsistence poultry farmers and providing nutrition education for their communities.

“We’re pleased consumers see animal protein as an important part of a healthy diet. Dietary guidance consistently emphasizes the benefits of adequate protein intake from a variety of sources. We aim to help our livestock, poultry and aquaculture customers meet the growing global demand for protein in the most healthy, productive and sustainable way possible,”  says Chuck Warta, President of Cargill’s Premix and Nutrition Business.

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