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.
Planet Carnivore book cover

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.

 

 

Food growing

European Commission wants your views on sustainable food

Eating Better welcomes the European Commission's public consultation on sustainable food consumption. Find out how to make your voice heard.

 

Professor Tim Lang

Lab-bred meat: the questions

By : Professor Tim Lang
Aug 16, 2013
The launch of the lab-bred “meat” was a masterly act of timing, theatre, and media management. But now, writes Professor Tim Lang, there are questions that need to be asked, and answers that policy makers need to find.
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Let's stop pigging out!

If we truly want to change the way we think about meat we must first address the way in which our animals are fed says guest contributor Edd Colbert of the Pig Idea campaign.
Organic vegetables

Eating Better welcomes new healthy sustainable diet advice

The Sustainable Consumption report of Defra's Green Food Project is published today.  Read why we now need to see action and leadership from Government to endorse the guidelines and implement the report's conclusions. 

Kremlin Wickramasinghe

School food plan helps waistlines, hinders the planet

The School Food Plan for England misses one of the most important issues of the 21st century: how to feed a large part of the population while lowering our emissions profile writes Kremlin Wickramasinghe of Oxford University.
Oxfam Grow Campaign

Oxfam signs up to support Eating Better

By : Eating Better
Jul 5, 2013

Oxfam is the latest organisation to add its support for Eating Better.

"Almost a billion of us go to bed hungry every night. Not because there isn't enough food. But because of the deep injustice in the way the food system works. 

"We’re working with people the world over to start to fix this through our GROW campaign and by joining with partner organisations across the UK, like those in Eating Better, and globally, to ensure we create a future where we can eat more fairly and more sustainably."

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall backs Eating Better

By : Eating Better
Jul 1, 2013

Eating Better is delighted to receive the backing of celebrity chef and food campaigner, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall:

"..reducing our overall meat consumption and committing to the highest welfare and environmental standards in the meat we do choose, is a no brainer."

Read Hugh's full message and all our message of support.

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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