Less meat, more veg

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

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.

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.

 

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.

Making sense of men and meat

Being green is, apparently, a feminine thing. How then do we engage men to think about the meat on their plates? Eating Better is setting a challenge for this year's Do It Day to hash some fresh ideas with help from the marketing world.

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.

Eating Better supports World Meat Free Day – please join us!

It’s back, Monday 13th June is World Meat Free Day. Join us and thousands of others to raise awareness of the benefits of eating less meat for a healthier, balanced diet that’s better for our planet and fairer to our food systems too.
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Eat less, choose better: organic is different

Research published in the British Journal of Nutrition demonstrates that the way we produce food has a profound impact on its nutritional profile, writes Rob Percival.

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.

Welcome to the International Year of Pulses

2016 is a special year –the United Nation’s (UN) International Year of Pulses - that’s beans, chickpeas, lentils and dried peas in all their glorious colours and variety - and Eating Better is a proud supporter.
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What’s in store for 2016?

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

 

Official: processed meat causes cancer and red meat probably does

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, has confirmed that processed meats such as bacon, ham & sausages, do cause cancer, and that red meat (which includes beef, lamb and pork) is a probable carcinogen.

Eatwell for the Planet Campaign update

Eating Better has written to the Government’s Public Health Minister, Jane Ellison asking her to support our Eatwell for the Planet Campaign to update official dietary guidelines for sustainability.

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