Healthy eating advice must be healthy for the planet too

In a new briefing published today, 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.

Less meat in the new French guidelines

The French food agency (ANSES) has updated the guidance that underpins France's official dietary guidelines. The update recommends limiting red meat consumption to under 500g per week, and processed meat to 25g per day, whilst giving pulses, fruit and veg a greater role in the diet. 

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.

Less meat, more veg

New analysis identifies the huge gap between healthy & sustainable diets and what we’re actually eating

Mr. Beans, by Kenneth Leung (CC BY 2.0)

How reliable is the Eatwell Guide, the official chart of what foods you should be eating?

By : Mike Rayner
Dec 24, 2016
The Eatwell Guide, the UK's official dietary advice, provides all of us with a clear indication of what foods we should be eating, but what does this advice mean precisely? According to new analysis, it boils down to eat less meat and processed foods and more plant-based foods.

The best of 2016

Who or what is your 2016 champion? As the year draws to an end we’ve selected Eating Better’s Best of 2016: from campaigns to chefs, cities and countries. Check out the 10 people, organisations and initiatives that we’re celebrating for championing less & better meat and encouraging more plant-based eating for our health and the health of our planet.

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.

Eating Better supports call for end to EU meat promotion money

Eating Better is one of 12 organisations that has signed a letter to European Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, questioning his recent commitment to funding meat promotion.

Are you vegcurious?

We've launched a new campaign to encourage men to explore their vegcurious side. We’ve teamed up with the marketing industry’s Do It Day initiative to create a new way of talking about eating less meat, through fun and positive messages and a set of adverts to inspire a new generation of men at www.vegcurious.org and via the hashtag #vegcurious.

 

The museum of missed opportunities

We need to eat less meat and more fruit and veg, yet how easy is this for a family on a day out? The OutToLunchUK survey has found that 3 out of 4 children’s lunch meals at top family attractions don't include any veg or salad. Visitor attractions need to do a lot more to show children that healthy, sustainable food can be a treat too. 

We follow the meat money

We're asking how can public money be better spent to encourage less and better meat and dairy and more plant-based eating, inline with health recommendations and climate change reduction targets.

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.

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