While the US meat industry has lately been racked by trade war fallout, resulting in huge surpluses, domestic demand is still strongly rising. Consumption is set to hit a record high in 2018. Emerging markets with burgeoning middle classes are showing even more explosive growth. A recent review by the UN gave a projected increase in global meat consumption of 76% by mid-century, including a doubling in the consumption of poultry, a 69% increase in beef and a 42% increase in pork. Satisfying this kind of growth will have to involve a huge amount of innovation in the coming years. Currently, investors can observe three major trends taking shape in the sector . . .

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