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