Beef may overtake seafood in Japan

May 24, 2007

A government fisheries report says beef consumption may soon surpass seafood in Japan.

The report says high prices for seafood -- spurred by strong demand in China and elsewhere -- and a growing taste for meat is making beef a more popular choice, Kyodo News said Wednesday.

Seafood purchases have been on a downward trend since 1965, while meat consumption has doubled in that time.

A survey by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Finance Corp. said 70 percent of Japanese housewives in their 30s do not fillet fish and 10 percent do not grill it.

Seafood consumption is rising in China, Europe and the United States, leading to higher seafood prices and reduced purchases by Japanese importers, the news service said.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

Explore further: Want to eat healthy? Try an eco-friendly diet

Related Stories

Want to eat healthy? Try an eco-friendly diet

January 19, 2018

Following our annual Christmas overindulgence, many of us have set ambitious goals for the year ahead. But eating healthy shouldn't just mean cutting down on snacks; given the environmental impact of food production, a more ...

New research examines shellfish consumption

November 7, 2014

A pioneering Cornish research partnership is providing invaluable information to the UK's shellfish industry by improving understanding of what seafood people choose to eat and why.

Recommended for you

Crowds within crowd found to outperform 'wisdom of the crowd'

January 18, 2018

A team of researchers affiliated with institutions in Argentina, the U.S. and Germany has found that there is a way to improve on the "wisdom of the crowd"—separate the people in a given crowd into smaller groups and let ...

Study sheds new light on ancient human-turkey relationship

January 17, 2018

For the first time, research has uncovered the origins of the earliest domestic turkeys in ancient Mexico. The study also suggests turkeys weren't only prized for their meat—with demand for the birds soaring with the Mayans ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.