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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Go Dutch for sustainable diets

New dietary guidance from the Netherlands advises cutting back on meat and enjoying more vegetables and plant-based foods for health and sustainability.

Look for free range pigs

MRSA in pork highlights overuse of antibiotics

An increasing number of people are choosing to eat less meat and choose better for the meat they do eat. Emma Rose of the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics explains why the recent discovery of MRSA in supermarket pork highlights the important issue of the overuse of antibiotics in meat production.

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.

Eating Better joins EU Call for Action

By : Eating Better
Mar 20, 2015

Eating Better is one of 32 organisations, companies and trade associations calling on the European policy makers to put sustainable food firmly back on its agenda and act on food for people and the planet.

Professor Tim Lang

Horsemeat scandal was a damning indictment of the state of our food

By : Tim Lang
Dec 17, 2013
The lessons of horsemeat go beyond tackling food fraud writes Professor Tim Lang in response to the Elliott Review. It's time for tougher food policing as well as rethinking our demand for 'cheap' meat.
Olga Kikou

Trading away meat standards?

The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) trade deal between the EU and the US is taking place behind closed doors.  Olga Kikou asks whether the focus on trade will sidestep other important considerations for livestock production including food safety, labelling, animal welfare and the future of small farms?

EU Food Sense

Time for Food Sense in Europe

By : Edward McMillan-Scott
Dec 3, 2013
Edward McMillan-Scott explains why MEPs are calling for sustainable European food policy.

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