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.

Investors see farmed meat as a high risk sector

By : Maria Lettini
Jun 27, 2017
Intensive farming methods reduce costs in the short term, but can create longer-term liabilities. Maria Lettini from the FAIRR inititative spells out why the global meat industry is becoming hard for investors to swallow.

Companies under the spotlight on antimicrobial resistance

By : Clare Richards
Sep 30, 2016
Shareholder activists are urging food companies, including McDonald's, to ensure responsible on-farm antibiotic use.

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.

Sheep

Top tips for eating better meat this Easter

This Easter, award-winning butcher Nick Rapps at Sheepdrove shares his advice on making meat special, and his first tip is, eat less!

Meat the future: new book sets out the effects of the world’s diet

Australian academics Stuart White and Dana Cordell have contributed to a new book which looks at how reducing meat in our diets is a more sustainable and fairer way to feed the planet.

Fighting big soy agribusiness: learning lessons from Paraguayan farmers

By : Eating Better
Mar 13, 2015
In Paraguay, small farmers are fighting back against the spread of the vast soy monoculture. Vicki Hird of Friends of the Earth went to meet them.
Cattle feed

Cows, cars and climate change

Globally greenhouse gas emissions from livestock are as large as emissions from transport.  Shouldn’t we be doing more to make our diets - as well as our cars - more climate-smart asks Tim Benton?

Food Security: MPs discuss less and better meat

Government and farming must do more to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture says the parliamentary Environment Food & Rural Affairs Committee.
Duncan Williamson and his chickens

My grandfather raised chickens

Chicken is portrayed as the healthy virtuous meat – but is it and should we be eating so much? asks Duncan Williamson. Embracing variety in our diets would enliven our pallets and plates and give the chickens a better time too.

Meat Atlas

An Atlas of Meat

Everything you need to know about meat in one great publication writes Vicki Hird. With facts and figures about the animals we eat, it's essential reading for 2014.

Pigs in field

Meat - a looming antibiotic crisis?

By : Rebecca St Clair
Oct 28, 2013

Nearly half of all antibiotics produced in the world are consumed by farm animals. Rebecca St Clair reports on growing concerns about antibiotic resistance and the need for more responsible use of antibiotics in intensive farming.

Calories delivered per calories produced

Halving world consumption of grain-fed meat could feed two billion more people

Watch the video from Emily Cassidy, lead author of the study and environmental scientist at the University of Minnesota, United States.

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