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.
Eating Better and Friends of the Earth kicked off 2017 by hosting a lively debate at the Oxford Real Farming Conference.
We need to eat less meat and more fruit and veg, yet how easy is this for a family on a day out? The OutToLunchUK survey has found that 3 out of 4 children’s lunch meals at top family attractions don't include any veg or salad. Visitor attractions need to do a lot more to show children that healthy, sustainable food can be a treat too.
Effort sharing for the climate means cutting meat consumption and production – with a triple benefit for health
Unhealthy levels of meat consumption and production are simultaneously driving climate change, diet-related chronic diseases and resistance to antibiotics. A transition towards sustainable diets is necessary for a realistic climate strategy and represents the agricultural sector’s main climate mitigation opportunity.
Changing the way we eat is key to preventing dangerous climate change and meeting the commitments of the Paris Agreement. With the launch of our policy recommendations we call on governments to take urgent action on the meat in our diets, for the sake of our health and the planet.
Reducing meat consumption is critical to achieving global climate goal says new Chatham House report that urges governments to do more to change diets.
A report from the Carbon Trust finds that increasing diversity of UK protein choices is a practical way to promote more sustainable diets with lower impacts on health and environment.
John Meadley, Chairman of the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association blogs about why it's important to champion 'better meat' consumption as well as less.
Take one small step for our planet, and go meat-free on Monday 15th June
Eating Better is supporting World Meat Free Day on Monday 15th June to raise awareness of the benefits of eating less meat with a simple pledge which could have a big positive impact on the planet.
Whatever the outcome of the 2015 UK general election, one thing is certain. Eating Better will be calling for actions to put healthy sustainable food centre plate.