Meat, Dairy and Antibiotic Resistance

By : Eating Better
Oct 23, 2018

As new data is published showing that over 3 million surgeries and cancer treatments may become life threatening without antibiotics. Cóilín Nunan of the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics explains why the ‘less and better’ approach to meat and dairy consumption is essential.

How to start eating 'less but better' meat and dairy

By : Eating Better
Sep 7, 2018

Are you asking the right questions when shopping? What do the labels on meat really mean? What does organic farming look like in practice? How do we buy 'less and better' meat? Discover more about these meaty issues in our latest video.

Better meat: pasture fed livestock

By : Eating Better
Jul 19, 2018

We recently organised a visit to Romshed Farm in Kent. The visit was arranged for campaigners, researchers and policymakers to see in practice a Pasture for Life certified farm. In this article Sara Gregson from Pasture For Life explains the benefits of this form of farming. 

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.

Farmer calls for ‘less and better’ approach to dairy

By : Eating Better
Jun 11, 2018

Farmer, Neil Darwent from Free Range Dairy CIC explains how a ‘less and better’ approach to meat and dairy consumption impacts on farming livelihoods.

Swap one meal during World Meat Free Week

By : Eating Better
Jun 11, 2018

Eating Better is supporting World Meat Free Week, which runs from 11 to 17 June 2018.

RSPCA Assured launches eat less, eat better campaign

By : Eating Better
Jun 1, 2018

Eating Better has welcomed a new RSPCA Assured campaign - ‘eat less, eat better’ to encourage people to eat less meat, fish, eggs and dairy from low welfare farms and only choose higher welfare labels.

Eating Better calls for ‘less and better’ in post-Brexit food and agriculture plans

By : Eating Better
Apr 19, 2018

Eating Better calls on DEFRA to integrate a less and better approach to meat and dairy into its post-Brexit plans, and to do more to encourage and reward farmers adopting more sustainable and higher welfare animal farming methods. 

 

 

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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.

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A delicious and more sustainable festive table

Christmas is a time for celebration, with family, friends and great food. Give your festive food a makeover with our Eating Better tips for enjoying a more sustainable celebration.

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.

Investors see farmed meat as a high risk sector

By : Maria Lettini
Jun 27, 2017
Intensive farming methods reduce costs in the short term, but can create longer-term liabilities. Maria Lettini from the FAIRR inititative spells out why the global meat industry is becoming hard for investors to swallow.

Better animal welfare is one of Brexit's great opportunities

Once the UK is out of the European Union, how can we ensure that agricultural sector changes are for the better? ShareAction's David O’Sullivan reflects on the opportunities Brexit presents to enhance UK agricultural standards, on animal welfare and beyond.

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