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Kids Kitchen joins Eating Better
20 May 2022
Eating Better’s newest member is Kids Kitchen, a social enterprise building health and community from running scratch cooking sessions, to help families with under 5s explore and enjoy sustainable eating.
Serving better: better menus make better choices
6 May 2022
Changes to menu design and language can be a low cost and effective way to encourage more sustainable diets with less meat and dairy and more plants.
Serving Better - Compassion in Catering at University of Winchester
3 May 2022
Momentum is building behind meat reduction across the public sector and support for the PSC100 initiative, launched two years ago, to reduce meat and dairy consumption by 20%. More and more chefs are being trained to develop exciting plant-based dishes for the public sector and to adapt dishes with “less and better” meat.
Supermarkets must take action to reduce pesticide harms in their soy supply chains
27 April 2022
A new campaign from the Soil Association exposes the use of highly hazardous pesticides in supermarket soy supply chains for chicken feed.
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World’s largest meat company JBS increases emissions by 51%
27 April 2022
To tackle climate change we urgently need to transition away from industrial livestock production
Bite Back joins Eating Better
25 April 2022
The youth-led food campaigning charity, Bite Back has joined Eating Better. Founded by Jamie Oliver, the charity puts young people at the heart of changing our food systems.
Earth Day: protecting the planet, nature and our own health with better food systems
22 April 2022
How many people know that even if we ended fossil fuel use tomorrow, without making significant changes to our global food system, we would still be heading towards catastrophic levels of warming, far beyond 1.5 degrees?
The hidden health impacts of industrial livestock systems
7 April 2022
A new report, released today on World Health Day, by World Animal Protection and Tasting the Future, has laid bare the most damaging human health impacts linked to factory farming, and how these will only get worse as the demand for cheap meat continues to grow ...
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Made in Hackney joins Eating Better
23 March 2022
Plant-based cookery school, Made in Hackney has joined Eating Better, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise of community-led, scratch cooking, using local, seasonal and sustainable fruit and veg.
UK’s four biggest supermarkets heavily promoting cheap meat to boost sales
21 March 2022
A new study shows retailers are failing on climate commitments by encouraging customers to buy more meat, which is bad for our health and the planet.
Supermarkets join civil society, producers, councils, health campaigners and academics to call for new food legislation
1 March 2022
Tesco, Sainsbury's, Co-op, Aldi, M&S, Youngs and Greggs are among food businesses supporting the call for new, primary legislation to tackle the impact of our food system on climate, nature and health.
Animal Health and Welfare Pathway: a step in the right direction
25 February 2022
Defra has published its priorities for the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway, aimed at managing disease, improving the lives of all farmed animals and supporting farmers, financially, to make the transition to higher welfare.
Eating Better alliance mobilises campaigners to call for sustainable school meals
24 February 2022
Our Better By Half roadmap calls for sustainable food to be normalised in schools, hospitals, care homes and other public institutions, but convincing councils to improve procurement and shift to sustainable menus, requires effective lobbying and co-ordinated local action to put pressure on policymakers and procurement managers to make the necessary changes.
One Planet Plate: putting more sustainable choices on restaurant menus
21 February 2022
The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) has launched the ‘One Planet Plate’ campaign with backing from a host of famous chefs including Raymond Blanc, Asma Khan and Thomasina Miers.
World Pulses Day: Putting more pulses on catering menus
9 February 2022
Jenny Chandler, self professed pulse addict, author of Pulse and Super Pulses, European Special Ambassador for the International Year of Pulses 2016 and chef for the HSI Forward Food Programme looks at the potential of putting more pulses on catering menus.
Producing, serving and buying better at the Oxford farming conferences
18 January 2022
Eating Better’s new year began with a panel and screening event at The Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) 2022, which was moved online due to Omicron cases rising steeply.
Hubbub & M&S collaborate to spark more sustainable eating
7 January 2022
M&S and Hubbub have launched Sparking Change: The Challenge to support M&S customers to live healthier, more sustainable lives. This builds on the impact and learning from a pilot of the campaign we ran last year.
World Soil Day: Healthy soils are the life force of a thriving farm business
3 December 2021
Healthy soils are the life force of a thriving farm business. Yet despite its ubiquitous presence on every farm across the UK, our soil is being destroyed 10 times faster than it’s being created...
Buying Better: how shopping and eating sustainably can help tackle climate change and nature loss
25 November 2021
Agriculture is a huge contributor to the climate and nature crises. According to WWF UK, 30% of human-made greenhouse gas emissions are caused by food production and 60% of global nature loss is caused by the food system.
Resistance and Responsibility: antibiotic use in supermarket supply chains
24 November 2021
As Campaign Manager at the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics, I’ve been assessing UK supermarket’s antibiotics policies since 2017. Over this time I have seen a shift toward more robust antibiotic policies.
Living with Cows in a Net Zero Future
17 November 2021
Eating Better took part in an event during Nourish Scotland’s “Recipes for Resilience” at COP26 called “Living with Cows in a Net Zero Future”.
Table talk: Eating Better reflects on food matters at COP26 and beyond
17 November 2021
Eating Better went to Glasgow, primarily, to support our alliance member, Nourish Scotland’s Recipes for Resilience programme.
The Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration presented at COP26
11 November 2021
Eating Better is a supporter of the Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration and attended the official presentation at Glasgow City Chambers on COP26 Nature Day.
Eating Better at COP26 Glasgow
8 November 2021
Eating Better was in Glasgow for the first week of COP26, taking part in the Recipes for Resilience series of events hosted by alliance member, Nourish Scotland.