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.
Dead Zone: Where the wild things were © Compassion in World Farming

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.

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.  

New report: policies for better livestock farming

New research commissioned by Eating Better says future policies towards livestock farming and trade in the UK and EU should support a shift to healthy sustainable diets and develop more coherent approaches to environmental objectives such as climate change, protecting nature and high animal welfare.

Better animal welfare is one of Brexit's great opportunities

Once the UK is out of the European Union, how can we ensure that agricultural sector changes are for the better? ShareAction's David O’Sullivan reflects on the opportunities Brexit presents to enhance UK agricultural standards, on animal welfare and beyond.

How being an ethical carnivore taught me to eat less meat

What is an ethical carnivore? Louise Gray discusses how being more in touch with where our meat comes from could help us to eat less of it.

Eating Better supports call for end to EU meat promotion money

Eating Better is one of 12 organisations that has signed a letter to European Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, questioning his recent commitment to funding meat promotion.

The museum of missed opportunities

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. 

We follow the meat money

We're asking how can public money be better spent to encourage less and better meat and dairy and more plant-based eating, inline with health recommendations and climate change reduction targets.

Companies under the spotlight on antimicrobial resistance

By : Clare Richards
Sep 30, 2016
Shareholder activists are urging food companies, including McDonald's, to ensure responsible on-farm antibiotic use.
Berkeley Farm Dairy ©Soil Association

Eat less, choose better: organic is different

Research published in the British Journal of Nutrition demonstrates that the way we produce food has a profound impact on its nutritional profile, writes Rob Percival.

Calling on policy makers to step up to the plate

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.

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