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