Rassegna Stampa

19 marzo 2021

Wild meat on and off the table

Fonte: nature.com

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted calls for cessation of wild meat trade and consumption to protect public health and biodiversity. High-quality data on wild meat consumption at a global scale is limited, but in many regions wild meat forms an important component of human nutrition — complete cessation of wild meat consumption could create unforeseen shocks to wider food systems through reduced protein intake and land use change for livestock production. Therefore, Hollie Booth, from the University of Oxford, and colleagues identified wild meat-consuming regions across 83 countries and estimated the potential magnitude of halting wild meat consumption on food systems.