Pork is the most-consumed meat worldwide. Pork makes up 36% of the world's meat intake followed by poultry (35%) and beef (22%). In 2006, nearly 100 million metric tons of pork were consumed, according the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service statistics. While pork is consumed worldwide, the meat is mostly popular in East and Southeast Asia. Certain religions such as Islam, Judaism, and certain Christian denominations forbid the consumption of pork.
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