By: Jocylin FC, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Mid autumn festival, one of the most important holidays of Chinese culture, is coming up in
less than two weeks. It is the time when most Taiwanese celebrate the festival with BBQ parties and beers. However, Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) warned against the adverse effects of excessive meat consumption because the average Taiwanese consumes triple to 7 times of recommended meat consumption limit.
The Ministry of Health’s nutrition guideline suggests an average adult only need to intake 70grams of processed meat a day. Therefore, it should only be 580,000 tons of meat consumed a year. However, 1.48 million tons were consumed according to the Council of Agriculture, excluding the quantity of imported meat. [FULL STORY]