The Changing Landscape of Meat Consumption in Israel

Israelis have mixed feelings about meat.

On the one hand, Israel is the fourth largest consumer of beef in the world per capita, trailing just behind Argentina, Brazil, and the United States. The average Israeli consumes over 19 kilograms of meat every single year, and like the rest of the Middle East, most of the country’s meat is imported.

On the other hand, the country has one of the highest per capita populations of vegans on Earth. Tel Aviv, the country’s most bustling metropolitan center, is world-renowned for being vegan-friendly.

The Israeli landscape for meat, and food in general, is constantly changing. In line with the country’s tech focus, food technology is at the forefront of current shifts.