I visited a web site this morning, wisegeek.com, and was surprised at a statement asserting that 70% of red meat eaten worldwide is goat meat. I was stunned by it; I decided to explore a bit. I did some checking. According to the UN Food & Agriculture Organization, pork is the most-consumed red meat; goat comprises somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 to 8% of red meat consumed worldwide. The Washington Post may be wisegeek’s source; but the Washington Post corrected its error.
This is not necessarily important in and of itself; it is important because wisegeek.com presents a fallacy as fact. There’s a lot of that out there. Don’t believe everything you read or hear.
It’s I’mportant because people need to realize you can’t believe everything you read or hear.