Veg Cities are cooking

Veg Cities launched in June 2018, following pilots in Cardiff, Birmingham and Brighton & Hove. There are now 15 Veg Cities, we asked Project Co-ordinator and Eating Better Trustee – Sofia Parente to tell us more, this is what she had to say.

 

Ready Meals – ready in minutes, but not ready for the future

By : Eating Better
Jul 9, 2018

We Brits love convenience and nothing is more convenient than a ready meal. Our latest survey of ready meals in the top UK supermarkets shows that they aren’t serving the demand for healthier plant-based options, and the meat used as an ingredient in ready meals is falling short on animal welfare and provenance.

Less is More

Less is More

Eating Better welcomes Greenpeace campaign to halve meat and dairy consumption by 2050.

Action on sustainable diets

New report sets out roadmap for the food service industry.

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DEFRA consults on post-Brexit agriculture

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has published its strategy on the future of farming, but we think it falls short on the urgent need to shift our food culture towards healthy and sustainable eating. They have launched a ten-week consultation - have your say.

Making an impact for a fair, green, healthy future

Take a look at how the Eating Better alliance is making a real impact to create a fair, green, healthy future.

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Let's make more sustainable sandwich choices

In the UK we love sandwiches, they are a hugely popular lunch-time option. But a new study has found our choices have a staggering carbon footprint. What can be done?

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Eating Better welcomes FAO call for meat reduction

FAO has previously championed ‘climate smart’ livestock production but the time is right to call for a reduction in the consumption of meat and dairy.

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Make ‘less and better’ your New Year’s Resolution

This January Eating Better is encouraging everyone to enjoy tasty, affordable and healthy meals by incorporating more plant-based foods and less meat into their daily dinners.

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More veg please!

As food prices start to rise, there are fears that five-a-day targets for veg consumption will become unaffordable for millions after Brexit. We look at what’s needed at this time to help people shift to more plant-based eating.

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To fix the climate we need to talk about food

As this year’s international Climate Change Conference (COP23) kicks off in Bonn, Eating Better is calling on global leaders to champion action to curb emissions from the food on our plates.

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Why eating grass-fed beef isn’t going to help fight climate change

What is the net climate impact of grass-fed ruminants, taking into account all greenhouse gas emissions and removals? The new report Grazed and Confused looks into the evidence.

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Patients and hospital staff deserve better hospital food

By : Eating Better
Sep 28, 2017

Hospital food should be healthy and ecologically sustainable, but often it is not. A new report from Medact looks at how to drive the shift to sustainable diets in the NHS - join their campaign to inspire change at your local hospital. 

Beyond the CAP: Policies to support better UK meat and dairy production post-Brexit

Eating Better says Brexit and new trade deals must mean high-standard Britain, particularly for meat and dairy foods. Read our 10 key recommendations for food and farming fit for the future.

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