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To fix the climate we need to talk about food

As this year’s international Climate Change Conference (COP23) kicks off in Bonn, Eating Better is calling on global leaders to champion action to curb emissions from the food on our plates.

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Where is my meat from?

There is growing interest in less & better meat when eating outside of the home – but are children’s menus lagging behind? The Soil Association’s Out to Lunch campaign investigates.

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Fantastic support for a 'less and better' meat approach at Extinction and Livestock Conference

Current demand for meat is unsustainable and we must eat less of it to safeguard the future of life on Earth. A sustainable future will require a range of practical global solutions to rethink both consumption and production.

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Exciting new phase for Eating Better

By : Eating Better
Oct 4, 2017

These are exciting times for Eating Better! We are proud to announce that we are the recipients of new three-year funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to develop our work to shift the nation’s diets onto more healthy and sustainable pathways.

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Why eating grass-fed beef isn’t going to help fight climate change

What is the net climate impact of grass-fed ruminants, taking into account all greenhouse gas emissions and removals? The new report Grazed and Confused looks into the evidence.

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Patients and hospital staff deserve better hospital food

By : Eating Better
Sep 28, 2017

Hospital food should be healthy and ecologically sustainable, but often it is not. A new report from Medact looks at how to drive the shift to sustainable diets in the NHS - join their campaign to inspire change at your local hospital. 

Beyond the CAP: Policies to support better UK meat and dairy production post-Brexit

Eating Better says Brexit and new trade deals must mean high-standard Britain, particularly for meat and dairy foods. Read our 10 key recommendations for food and farming fit for the future.

Investors see farmed meat as a high risk sector

By : Maria Lettini
Jun 27, 2017
Intensive farming methods reduce costs in the short term, but can create longer-term liabilities. Maria Lettini from the FAIRR inititative spells out why the global meat industry is becoming hard for investors to swallow.

We celebrate World Meat Free Day: here is why

Most people underestimate how much impact reducing meat consumption can have on the planet. Eating Better is a proud partner of World Meat Free Day, we join forces to encourage as many people as possible to go meat free for a day and wise up to the benefits. It's a small step for each of us, but together we can have a big impact.
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If you care about wildlife, you should care about factory farming

By : Philip Lymbery
Jun 10, 2017
Intensive farming, fuelled by consumer demand for cheap meat, is one of the biggest drivers of species extinction and biodiversity loss on the planet. Philip Lymbery presents CIWF's new campaign, STOPTHEMACHINE, a call for farming that truly works with nature, and not against it.

Cultivating future diets

By : Rab Brownell
Jun 6, 2017
Beyond meal provision, schools have great potential to help children form healthy and sustainable food habits for life, but the current environment for creating a good food culture at schools is challenging. Rab Brownell looks at what can be done.

The future of eating is flexitarian

44% of British people are willing or already committed to cutting down or cutting out meat. Our new report showcases food companies that are leading the way in delivering healthier, more sustainable food options for their customers.  

Big voices support less and better meat

By : Eating Better
May 16, 2017

Former US President Barrack Obama and London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, back less and better meat.

What's happening on climate, farming and food? A snapshot

As the Bonn climate talks have begun (with the threat of Trump pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement) Vicki Hird provides an update on some of the latest science and news on climate and agriculture. 

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