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July 25, 2020 - Green Queen

1/3 Of German Households Reduce Meat Intake Amid Slaughterhouse Covid-19 Outbreaks

1/3 Of German Households Reduce Meat Intake Amid Slaughterhouse Covid-19 Outbreaks
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Widespread fears over poor working conditions in meat factories after a number of coronavirus outbreaks is accelerating the plant-based trend in Germany.

According to new data from market analysts, the number of vegetarians in the country has doubled while nearly a third of all households are now actively reducing meat consumption, in line with similar trends observed all around the world.

German consumers are opting for plant-based meat substitutes more than ever before after mounting concerns over repeated coronavirus outbreaks recorded at slaughterhouses in the country. While the U.S. has recorded the worst viral outbreaks in its meat facilities, Brazil and Germany are also among the top countries with serious surges in cases within its slaughterhouses.

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