News in Numbers


Half the world’s 40 largest livestock producers are forecast to see “net operating losses” by 2030 due to the climate crisis, a new report predicted.


The Coca-Cola Co. is to plough $650m into its Fairlife milk brand with the construction of a production site in upstate New York. Building of the facility will begin this year and the site is expected to be fully operational by 2025.


More than half the global population could be overweight by 2035, with childhood obesity levels doubling compared to 2020, the World Obesity Federation said. It suggested 51% of the population will be overweight, while one in four will be obese “if current trends prevail”.


Meat consumption in Germany fell to its lowest level in over three decades in 2022 led by declining interest in pork. The average German ate 52 kilograms of meat last year, down around 4.2kg from 2021 levels and the lowest since the country’s government started tracking meat consumption in 1989.


The world is off-track to reach the target of reducing sodium intake by 30% by 2025, according to the World Health Organization. In 2013, all 194 WHO member states agreed to the target but only 5% of them have established mandatory and comprehensive sodium reduction policies, the WHO said.