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. 

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Effort sharing for the climate means cutting meat consumption and production – with a triple benefit for health

By : European Public Health Alliance
Jul 20, 2016

Unhealthy levels of meat consumption and production are simultaneously driving climate change, diet-related chronic diseases and resistance to antibiotics. A transition towards sustainable diets is necessary for a realistic climate strategy and represents the agricultural sector’s main climate mitigation opportunity.

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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How I Tweaked My Diet to Cut its Environmental Footprint in Half

We know that changing the way we eat is essential for a fair, green, healthy future. Richard Waite of the World Resources Institute shows how small and practical diet changes can make a big difference to sustainability.

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.

2016

What’s in store for 2016?

Eating Better's top five actions for healthy and sustainable diets in 2016.

 

Changing Climate, Changing Diets

Reducing meat consumption is critical to achieving global climate goal says new Chatham House report that urges governments to do more to change diets.

The Case for Protein Diversity

A report from the Carbon Trust finds that increasing diversity of UK protein choices is a practical way to promote more sustainable diets with lower impacts on health and environment.

Kerry McCarthy MP

Labour could put a fresh approach to food and farming on the menu

Kerry McCarthy has a point about the need for a public awareness campaign on meat consumption, writes Clare Oxborrow.

Is there such a thing as ‘better’ when it comes to meat?

John Meadley, Chairman of the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association blogs about why it's important to champion 'better meat' consumption as well as less.

Eating Better supports World Meat Free Day

Take one small step for our planet, and go meat-free on Monday 15th June

Eating Better is supporting World Meat Free Day on Monday 15th June to raise awareness of the benefits of eating less meat with a simple pledge which could have a big positive impact on the planet.

Eating Better’s manifesto for a new government

Whatever the outcome of the 2015 UK general election, one thing is certain. Eating Better will be calling for actions to put healthy sustainable food centre plate.

 

An appetite for change

Eaternity works with caterers and restaurants to drive climate-friendly eating. In her blog for Eating Better, Eaternity’s Judith Ellens says chefs can reduce the carbon emissions of a meal by 60% and still serve competitive, tasty and nutritious meals.

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