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TT/The Local/pvs · 27 Mar 2011, 10:47

Published: 27 Mar 2011 10:47 GMT+02:00

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"The figures show that meat consumption in Sweden has increased and that it is higher than ever," said Åsa Lannhard Öberg at the Board of Agriculture to Sveriges Radio's (SR) Ekot news programme.

Consumption of beef and pork increased by 3 percent in 2010, the preliminary figures show, while chicken consumption was up by 5 percent.

The Swedish trend follows that seen across the EU, SR reported, partly due to the cheaper prices but also due to changes in how products are marketed.

New products with a more convenient presentation are given credit for the increasing demand.

While Swedes are eating more meat in general, more of it is imported from overseas with domestic producers facing pressure to compete.

"It is not positive when companies are forced out, that shows that they can't live with the competition," Lannhard Öberg said.

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The impact of the economic cycle is reflected in the figures over the cuts of meat favoured by Swedish consumers.

During the recession that followed the finance crisis cheaper products such as isterband and falu sausage as well as blood pudding increased in popularity while fillet mignon and other choice cuts suffered, SR reported.

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12:41 March 27, 2011 by Donny
Time to go veggie Sweden!


make the right choice...
12:42 March 27, 2011 by JulieLou40
"Consumption of beer and pork increased by 3 percent in 2010"...er, shouldn't that be beef, not beer?

TL, you really need to pay those chimps more, and then maybe they will type better!!
14:23 March 27, 2011 by Daveo
Hahaha. Beer, The other Swedish meat.
15:12 March 27, 2011 by diegoveggie
swedes eat more sausage
18:42 March 27, 2011 by zircon
Beer and sardines especially for you, honey...
06:52 March 28, 2011 by Da Goat
Yeah I guess beer and pork go together somewhat, funny I always thought apple-sauce was more traditional with pork, LOL good how competition is fixing the ridiculous prices of meat in Sweden!

in my part of the world beef is cheap and pork is expensive!

peta = people eating tame animals!
23:22 March 28, 2011 by wenddiver
One can of Beer is equal to a Pork Chop in calories, so beer can be the other white meat in a pinch.

Keep eating Bee/fPork and see if the efeminate clothing doesn't make less sense and bombing the Middle East make more sense. Alligator and Buffalo are good for your male essence and not as fattening as Beef/Pork.

I freeze up a lot of Beef Brisket from the Wendish heritage Festival every year and it is pure protein, just remember to swing an axe daily, or do some fight training so it turns to Muscle instead of fat. Small amounts offresh vegetables are good for digestion and aid your overall health, but really are not a complete diet.
07:58 March 30, 2011 by Uggla
Good work Sweden! Now lets keep seeing those prices drop! And lets focus on buying more organic meat (and veggies/products) so that the veriety can grow and the prices can drop even lower in the organic department! How about some cheap moose ;)

Be smart eat primal!

08:59 March 30, 2011 by wenddiver
Somebody feed those cattle, they are so small they look like little dogs, then turn them into Chile and Steaks! Move along little doggie, you have an appointment with the Chile Master!!!
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