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.

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Fantastic support for a 'less and better' meat approach at Extinction and Livestock Conference

Current demand for meat is unsustainable and we must eat less of it to safeguard the future of life on Earth. A sustainable future will require a range of practical global solutions to rethink both consumption and production.

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.

How being an ethical carnivore taught me to eat less meat

What is an ethical carnivore? Louise Gray discusses how being more in touch with where our meat comes from could help us to eat less of it.

Companies under the spotlight on antimicrobial resistance

By : Clare Richards
Sep 30, 2016
Shareholder activists are urging food companies, including McDonald's, to ensure responsible on-farm antibiotic use.

Antibiotic resistance is also a food and climate issue

By : David McCoy
Jul 1, 2016
On both grounds of preserving our antibiotics and preventing irreversible ecological degradation and further global warming, the message is clear: we need to reverse the trend of increasing meat production and consumption, and limit forms of livestock farming that are ultimately dangerous, writes Medact's David McCoy.
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Eat less, choose better: organic is different

Research published in the British Journal of Nutrition demonstrates that the way we produce food has a profound impact on its nutritional profile, writes Rob Percival.

Calling on policy makers to step up to the plate

Changing the way we eat is key to preventing dangerous climate change and meeting the commitments of the Paris Agreement. With the launch of our policy recommendations we call on governments to take urgent action on the meat in our diets, for the sake of our health and the planet.

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