The amount of pork consumed annually has dropped due to the growth in the Muslim population. Germans consumed an average of 175.9 pounds of pork in 2016, 3.4 pounds less than 2015, according to an Express Business report Monday. Pork consumption has dropped 10 percent since 2010.
According to Tim Koch, analyst of the meat industry for the Agricultural Market Information Company, the decline in pork consumption is due to the growing Muslim population from the refugee crisis, currently at four million people. Pork is not halal, meaning in accordance with the specific types of meat and the way ways it must be butchered to be in compliance with the Koran. As a result, businesses are accommodating the growing Muslim population by serving other types of meat as well as pork. (RELATED: Woman Paid 7,000 Euros Over Hijab Dispute)
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