The future of eating is flexitarian

44% of British people are willing or already committed to cutting down or cutting out meat. Our new report showcases food companies that are leading the way in delivering healthier, more sustainable food options for their customers.  

Big voices support less and better meat

By : Eating Better
May 16, 2017

Former US President Barrack Obama and London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, back less and better meat.

What's happening on climate, farming and food? A snapshot

As the Bonn climate talks have begun (with the threat of Trump pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement) Vicki Hird provides an update on some of the latest science and news on climate and agriculture. 

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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.
Great food, great colours by Marek Ziebart (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

We’re lousy at describing sustainable food, but it doesn’t have to be that way

The language we use to describe plant-based food options is less than appetizing. How do we communicate effectively about sustainable diets?

Have your say about the future of European agriculture

By : Eating Better
Apr 7, 2017
The European Commission is currently preparing the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). This will decide the future of Europe's food and farming system. They’ve launched a major online public consultation in which everyone can participate - join us and take part.

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.

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.

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