All the talk about beef, and the major historic power outage in India the past couple of days got me interested in taking a look at India.
I am wondering what is going to happen to food prices when 600 million people (almost 2x US population) will need to throw out their food because of no refrigeration.?
I was curious if there are any Pink Slime issues in India. Cow, being a holy animal to the Hindus, There is a ban on killing cows there, but I was very surprised that:
"This year, India will displace the United States as the world's third largest beef exporter, behind Brazil and Australia. In just the first half of 2012, India exported $1.24 billion worth of meat, and a 30 percent growth in revenue from 2010 exports is projected by the end of the year, according to a U.S. Beef Export Federation study.
While the bulk of Indian exports are buffalo meat bound for Middle East and Southeast Asian markets, the growing middle class in Arab countries has sparked a new craving for cow beef. The rise in demand could make India the world's king beef exporter by 2013, according to USDA estimates."
Currently, about 1.5 million cows are killed each year in India for exporting, that's about the same number of additional cows needed to be killed to make up the difference in beef in the US if Pink Slime is outlawed.