Is Taiwan poisoned by excess consumption of meat?

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-09-12
By: Jocylin FC, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Mid autumn festival, one of the most important holidays of Chinese culture, is coming up in

Photo courtesy of Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan

Photo courtesy of Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan

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]

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