1. The World Is Farming More Fish Than Cattle, For The First Time In History 
But as Quartz reports, this trend doesn’t mean beef production has slowed down:

It has actually increased by 600% since 1950 due to population growth. But more consumers are turning to healthier forms of protein, and fish farming, or aquaculture, has skyrocketed as natural fish reserves have declined. Meanwhile, rising soybean and grain prices needed to sustain cattle have contributed to meat’s decline. This year may be the first time that people eat more farmed fish than fish caught in the wild, according to the report.

Graph from Quartz/Ritchie King; data from Earth Policy Institute View in High-Res

    The World Is Farming More Fish Than Cattle, For The First Time In History 

    But as Quartz reports, this trend doesn’t mean beef production has slowed down:

    It has actually increased by 600% since 1950 due to population growth. But more consumers are turning to healthier forms of protein, and fish farming, or aquaculture, has skyrocketed as natural fish reserves have declined. Meanwhile, rising soybean and grain prices needed to sustain cattle have contributed to meat’s decline. This year may be the first time that people eat more farmed fish than fish caught in the wild, according to the report.

    Graph from Quartz/Ritchie King; data from Earth Policy Institute

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