Meat Atlas

An Atlas of Meat

Everything you need to know about meat in one great publication writes Vicki Hird. With facts and figures about the animals we eat, it's essential reading for 2014.

Illustration by Glen Lowry

Changing the global food narrative

The dominant story about the future of the world food supply is logical, well known and wrong, writes Dr Jonathan Foley.

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Today is World Food Day

By : Eating Better
Oct 16, 2013
With the spotlight on feeding a growing, hungrier world, it is time to rethink our food systems to integrate nutritional health and environmental sustainability.
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Halving world consumption of grain-fed meat could feed two billion more people

Watch the video from Emily Cassidy, lead author of the study and environmental scientist at the University of Minnesota, United States.
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The true costs of cheap meat

The horsemeat scandal inspired Alex Renton to take a closer look at the true costs of cheap meat.  His new book, Planet Carnivore, explores some of the recipes for being a better meat eater.

 

 

We need to eat less meat - and the G8 should say so

As world leaders meet in Northern Ireland today, shadow foreign minister, Kerry McCarthy MP, writing in the New Stateman asks, why isn't animal agriculture and its contribution to world hunger, environmental degradation and skyrocketing healthcare costs, all of which affect the global economy, on the G8 agenda? 

Peter Stevenson

Feeding nine billion: how much extra food do we need to produce?

By : Peter Stevenson
Jun 13, 2013

Experts regularly argue that, to feed the anticipated world population in 2050 of nine billion, food production must increase by 60%-70% or more.  And on the basis of these figures we are told that further intensification of agricultural production is essential.

But are these figures accurate?  Do we really need to produce so much extra food? asks Peter Stevenson of Compassion in World Farming.

MPs call for reduced meat eating and more pasture-fed livestock

MPs on the UK Parliament’s International Development Committee are calling for greater efforts to improve global food security. 

Measures include encouraging UK consumers to reduce their meat consumption and a stronger focus on pasture-fed livestock production.

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