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Indicator Specification Consumption of meat, dairy, fish and seafood
This indicator shows consumption of selected meat, dairy, fish and seafood products by weight in the EU-28. Consumption is shown in both kg/capita/year (figure 1) and as an index of the per capita amount consumed (figure 2). Figure 1 shows the change in consumption of meat, dairy, fish and seafood between 1995 and the most recent data point. Meat is disaggregated into bovine meat, pig meat, poultry, mutton and goat meat, and other meat. Dairy is divided into whole milk, cream, cheese and butter. Fish and seafood consumption is disaggregated into demersal fish, pelagic fish, freshwater fish and other fish and seafood. Figure 2 shows the development of per capita consumption of bovine, pig & poultry meat, total meat, and aggregated fish and seafood, together with a single value for milk, that represents all dairy products excluding butter. Figure 2 presents the development of consumption of these products as an index to the reference year (1995). Food consumption is drawn from the FAO statistics database. This provides a figure, “food”, that represents the amount of each product that reaches the consumer. The amount of food actually eaten will be lower than the quantity shown in the food balance sheet due to wastage of edible food in households during storage, preparation and cooking, unused food leftovers and food fed to domestic animals and pets. 
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Daviz Visualization Global environmental pressures caused by household purchases of food and non-alcoholic beverages
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Infographic How does the food we buy, eat and don’t eat impact the environment?
Before reaching our plates, food needs to be produced, processed, packaged, transported and distributed. Every step uses up resources and generates more waste and pollution.
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Daviz Visualization Per capita EU-27 consumption of meat, fish and dairy (by weight)
Line graph of changes over time in consumption per capita for poultry, cheese, fish and seafood, milk, meat, pork and beef (index: 1995 = 100)
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Figure chemical/x-pdb Development in consumption of different meat and dairy products and total seafood per capita per day, EU-27
The graphs shows the development of consumption per capita per day of selected meat and dairy products and total seafood consumption in EU-27 between 1993 and 2007
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Highlight European consumption still highly unsustainable, despite efficiency gains
Humanity’s growing appetite for bigger houses, overseas travel, food and consumer goods is the main cause of our most pressing environmental problems, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) which considers the links between the environment and consumption.
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Highlight Unsustainable consumption – the mother of all environmental issues?
Consumption of products and services impacts the environment in many different ways. For example, the things we buy contribute, directly or indirectly through the product lifecycle, to climate change, pollution, biodiversity loss and resource depletion in Europe and other regions.
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Figure Development in consumption of different meat and dairy products and total seafood per capita per day indexed to 1993 values, EU-27
The graphs shows the indexed (1993 =100) development of consumption per capita per day of selected meat and dairy products and total seafood consumption in the EU-27 between 1993 and 2007.
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Publication Beyond transport policy – exploring and managing the external drivers of transport demand
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Publication Time for action - towards sustainable consumption and production in Europe
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