“How can China change the world by taking meat off the menu?” asked the headline of an article published on Time’s website on January 22.

A screenshot from Time
Starting from the popularity of vegetarian restaurants in China’s first-tier cities and the promotion of artificial meat by international catering brands in China, the author introduces the development of artificial meat in China at length, and is full of expectations for the artificial meat economy in China.

China is in the midst of a “plant-based protein revolution,” the article said. “China consumes about 28 percent of the world’s meat and half of its pork.” “Like other rapidly modernizing societies around the world, today’s Chinese are embracing healthier lifestyles.”

Although the article mainly introduces the development of artificial meat in China, the author inadvertently links the Chinese meat-eating with the global environmental problem.
Livestock production accounts for 20-50 per cent of all anthropogenic greenhouse gases, so finding alternative proteins is crucial to reducing carbon emissions, the article said. “Cutting livestock production by half in China could reduce nitrogen dioxide emissions by 1 billion tonnes,” it said.
Nick Bisley, head of the humanities and social sciences department at La Trobe University in Australia, was quoted as saying: “Unless you include China, you can’t do anything about climate change.”

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zhiwo
10 months ago

When they talk about the level of the economy, they tend to talk in terms of per capita rather than aggregate, and with good reason.After all, the aggregate represents the country, and the per capita can reflect the average living standard of the actual people more.But the odd thing is that when talking about environmental protection, Western countries suddenly stop talking about per capita and start talking about aggregate.This is odd, after all, as mentioned earlier, per capita is a better indicator of real living standards.Detailed data other respondents say very clearly, the real per capita emissions is never China but the so-called developed countries.However, it seems that these developed countries have never thought of reducing their own per capita carbon emissions, but have been looking at China, which is relatively low per capita.(That’s assuming China is the factory of the world.) I can’t help but remember what former US President Obama said, if all Chinese lived like Americans the planet wouldn’t be able to bear it.But, aren’t Chinese people inherently inferior to enjoy the developed standard of living of Western countries?But, don’t people like to talk freely about how high the standard of living in western developed countries is?And take it as proof of how much Western governments love their own people?In this case, China’s active economic development and improvement of people’s living standards do not exactly represent the state’s care for the people?

stockin
10 months ago

How about asking Americans to get rid of their cars

They all ride bikes

Or turn off the air conditioning

To switch to the fan

That’s environmentally friendly

The average American consumes at least five to seven times as much energy as the average Chinese

But he always advises the Chinese people to be poorer and poorer

You can have a thick skin

Is this the rotten heart of universal values?

greatword
10 months ago

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A step-by-step, first on our side of advertising media on the vegetarian emission reduction, and then buy us some media said that each of us to eat a piece of meat a wisp of smoke from the Brazilian rainforest will, then even wanting such people were mobilized to read the “vegetarian protect earth’s environment”, the last time for us to read again played a “vegetarian” to change the world.What good is it for the West to put the environmental blame on a few bites of meat we eat, regardless of the fact that their meat consumption and carbon emissions per person are many times greater than ours?First, smear us as heinous destroyers of the earth’s environment, divert the attention of ordinary people so that they will turn a blind eye to the high carbon emissions of western countries, and at the same time subconsciously instill the idea that “buying Chinese goods is destroying the earth’s environment” to form an invisible trade barrier.Second, when our ancestors could imitate chicken, duck and fish with vegetarian food, western countries only knew barbecue.Now their industrial production of artificial meat is a joke in our eyes. At most, it’s just a penance for Western countries to move themselves when they eat too much meat. If the market for artificial meat is big enough, we can produce our own artificial meat to hang them up and beat them.So they have to push the message to consumers ahead of time: environmentally damaging Chinese vegetarian dinners are no good!Western countries to protect the environment developed artificial meat, good!In the future, when the West tells us to cut emissions and protect the environment, we will ask them to pay off their historical debt on carbon emissions, and then reduce their per capita carbon emissions to our level before saying the same thing.

loveyou
10 months ago

It’s a good way to use environmental protection to keep China’s protein intake down while mocking the poor health of the Chinese to undermine our national confidence.Unfortunately, we have come to today, is no longer at the beginning of what others say believe what era.A statistically significant reduction in a nation’s protein intake would be unthinkable for an entire nation in today’s increasingly bushless world.According to the standards of the Chinese Nutrition Society, the dietary nutrition reference intake of Chinese residents is 65 grams of protein for adult men and 55 grams for women.I’ve been working out and I’m pretty sensitive to my protein intake.One egg contains about 7 grams of protein.100g of soy contains about 20-30g of protein.Dairy 100 milliliters, protein 2.5~3 grams (depend on a cow a benefit of unremitting efforts, our dairy protein content finally dropped, and for the world environment in addition to a force, dog head) 100g chicken breast containing protein 25-30g.Lean beef lean pork, etc., depending on the fat content, every 100g protein 20-30g.Most adult men and women don’t get the recommended amount.If we eat enough protein and do the right exercises, Chinese people will not be inferior to Westerners in terms of size, strength and explosive power.And then, implicitly, the West wants us to reduce protein intake?What’s the plan?You can worship the West, no problem.But at least, your skin color and blood will not change, you have to find a little living space for yourself?So get rid of naive, simple values early on. Don’t believe what you’re told and eat what you’re fed.We Chinese are as good as they are anywhere.

strongman
10 months ago

isk e heart, risk e heart, with their own meat, others only to eat sweet potatoes?However, I do think China needs to make more efforts in animal husbandry, which is far from enough. Now we have some meat to eat, and we need to eat more.In fact, China’s big pig producers have gone global at a faster pace than you or I could have imagined.I live in Southeast Asia, where the price of pork is between half and one-third of the domestic price. In terms of cost, although the cost of local production is lower, there is no reason for it to be so much lower.According to the survey data, many large pig farmers in China have opened a lot of large pig farms in Southeast Asia, are super large modern farms, I believe that along with the RCEP move, people will eat cheaper meat in the near future.Dollar chicken is not out of the question, RCEP chicken.Yes, in the future we will still eat meat from our own farms, which is cheaper and more natural than what we get in the US.Keep the American fried chicken to yourself, eat fat greasy, continue to be a beacon.

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