Published On: Thu, Mar 16th, 2017

New statistics reveal UK households are spending less on meat and more on fruit and vegetables

Households in the UK are spending less and less on meat products and buying more fresh fruit and vegetables, a national food survey has revealed.

New statistics reveal UK households are spending less on meat and more on fruit and vegetables

Newly released statistics show a long-term decline in the amount of raw beef, lamb and pork bought by UK households.

The report, published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, revealed that the purchase of meat has been falling since the turn of the century and dropped by 4.2 per cent in the last year.

And the amount of “meat products” brought by families – sausages, bacon, poultry and meat-based ready meals – has fallen by almost seven per cent since 2012.

The study said purchases of beef fell by 1.5 per cent on 2012 and households bought almost 10 per cent less pork, whilst people are spending more money on fresh fruit and vegetables, with an increase of four per cent in four years.

Source: Vegan Food & Living

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