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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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Brexit: MPs demand high standard UK

By : Eating Better
Feb 20, 2018

New EFRA Committee report warns that food trade under WTO rules post-Brexit could lead to cheaper imports, produced to lower standards, damaging British producers.

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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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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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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.

Cultivating future diets

By : Rab Brownell
Jun 6, 2017
Beyond meal provision, schools have great potential to help children form healthy and sustainable food habits for life, but the current environment for creating a good food culture at schools is challenging. Rab Brownell looks at what can be done.
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Why consumers need help to shift to sustainable diets

Professor Tim Lang, co-author of Sustainable Diets, calls for a new politics of food.

Taking the Pulse of Hospital Food

By : Sofia Parente and Katherine Button
Apr 5, 2017
A new survey of UK hospital food shows that whilst there is some fantastic work going on that should be celebrated, many hospitals are still falling short when it comes to serving food that is healthy and sustainable for patients, staff and visitors.

Healthy eating advice must be healthy for the planet too

In a new briefing, Eating Better and Medact are calling on governments and health professionals to do more to promote the key health and sustainability message to reduce meat and dairy consumption and eat more plant-based foods.

How do UK dietary guidelines compare for sustainability?

What do other EU countries say about meat, sustainable diets and good health? Eating Better has been working with Medact to compare the most forward looking examples of official food guidance in Europe.

New report: policies for better livestock farming

New research commissioned by Eating Better says future policies towards livestock farming and trade in the UK and EU should support a shift to healthy sustainable diets and develop more coherent approaches to environmental objectives such as climate change, protecting nature and high animal welfare.

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