Professor Tim Lang

Horsemeat scandal was a damning indictment of the state of our food

By : Tim Lang
Dec 17, 2013
The lessons of horsemeat go beyond tackling food fraud writes Professor Tim Lang in response to the Elliott Review. It's time for tougher food policing as well as rethinking our demand for 'cheap' meat.
Olga Kikou

Trading away meat standards?

The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) trade deal between the EU and the US is taking place behind closed doors.  Olga Kikou asks whether the focus on trade will sidestep other important considerations for livestock production including food safety, labelling, animal welfare and the future of small farms?

EU Food Sense

Time for Food Sense in Europe

By : Edward McMillan-Scott
Dec 3, 2013
Edward McMillan-Scott explains why MEPs are calling for sustainable European food policy.
Patrick Holden/Sustainable Food Trust

True-cost accounting in food and farming

By : Patrick Holden
Dec 2, 2013

Unsustainable farming systems that damage the environment and public health thrive at the expense of sustainable producers. Patrick Holden makes the case for 'true-cost accounting'.

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.

Tim Burns

An eating better challenge for Tesco

Tim Burns of Waste Watch reports on the latest food waste figures and why efforts to cut waste need to go beyond information campaigns to include less and better eating.

Vegetables on market stall

Food, health, carbon and taxes

By : Adam Briggs
Nov 5, 2013

Are lower carbon diets healthier?  Adam Briggs of the University of Oxford explains new research to model the effects of taxing GHG intensive foods.

Meat eating

New survey shows support for Eating Better messages

A quarter of the British public say they have cut back on meat eating in a YouGov survey for Eating Better published today.  Even more are willing to consider eating less in the future and paying more for ‘better’ meat. 

Pigs in field

Meat - a looming antibiotic crisis?

By : Rebecca St Clair
Oct 28, 2013

Nearly half of all antibiotics produced in the world are consumed by farm animals. Rebecca St Clair reports on growing concerns about antibiotic resistance and the need for more responsible use of antibiotics in intensive farming.

World Food Day image

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.
Food Ethics magazine Policy on a Plate

A manifesto for sustainable eating

Policies to shift our eating patterns towards less and better meat eating and more sustainable plant-based diets must be at the heart of an ethical food manifesto, writes Eating Better's Sue Dibb for Food Ethics magazine

Tackling Climate Change Through Livestock

Eating Better responds to new FAO Livestock report

'It is vital that the FAO now also investigates reduced consumption of livestock products..' read our full comment.
Calories delivered per calories produced

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.
Pulse bookcover

Less meat, more pulses

By : Jenny Chandler
Sep 12, 2013
Think beans are boring? Not anymore. Jenny Chandler's new book, Pulse, published today will tempt meat eaters and vegetarians alike.  Here Jenny shares her passion with Eating Better.

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