Meat is increasingly becoming a commodity for the rich, disappearing from conventional grocery stores.
From the sale of ordinary stores in the US, meat began to disappear. At the same time, in the premium retail outlets, where the products are bought mainly by high-income people, the opposite situation is developing, the Bloomberg agency reported on Friday, May 13.
It is noted that meat prices have been rising since the beginning of April. However, the coronavirus pandemic had a limited impact on the production of premium meat products. Cattle are grown on organic pastures, and relatively small plants or local butchers are involved in processing. Such production assumes that it will be easier to maintain social distance, and companies are more willing to introduce sanitary measures.
The publication noted that the pandemic revealed socioeconomic inequality in the United States, affecting people with lower incomes more.
Leading meat producers in the United States warned of a possible shortage of products due to COVID-19, which closed some large factories.
Earlier it was reported that in China the demand for artificial meat is growing. The market also responded to demand. So, the American company producing meat substitutes Beyond Meat for a short time signed a contract with thousands of Starbucks cafes in China.
Recall, the Queen guitarist believes that the pandemic began due to meat-eaters.