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To fix the climate we need to talk about food

As this year’s international Climate Change Conference (COP23) kicks off in Bonn, Eating Better is calling on global leaders to champion action to curb emissions from the food on our plates.

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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.

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Why eating grass-fed beef isn’t going to help fight climate change

What is the net climate impact of grass-fed ruminants, taking into account all greenhouse gas emissions and removals? The new report Grazed and Confused looks into the evidence.

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.

We celebrate World Meat Free Day: here is why

Most people underestimate how much impact reducing meat consumption can have on the planet. Eating Better is a proud partner of World Meat Free Day, we join forces to encourage as many people as possible to go meat free for a day and wise up to the benefits. It's a small step for each of us, but together we can have a big impact.

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. 

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.

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.

What does Brexit mean for eating better?

Eating Better is one of 85 organisations that have written to Prime Minister Theresa May and new Secretary of State for exiting the European Union, David Davis, urging the Brexit Government to take control of food, farming and fisheries for public good.

Impacts of agriculture on health – the livestock connection

By : Nikolai Pushkarev
Jul 6, 2016
A healthy diet underpins a healthy life, and so agriculture and the food it produces are intimately connected to public health. However health rarely features in discussions about agriculture and meat production, with disastrous consequences argues the European Public Health Alliance.
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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.

Plenty: Food, farming and health in a new Scotland

Ahead of next month's parliamentary elections, Bella Crowe of the Scottish Food Coalition says a transformation of Scotland’s Food Policy is urgently needed. 

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