Have your say about the future of European agriculture

By : Eating Better
Apr 7, 2017
The European Commission is currently preparing the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). This will decide the future of Europe's food and farming system. They’ve launched a major online public consultation in which everyone can participate - join us and take part.

Healthy eating advice must be healthy for the planet too

In a new briefing, Eating Better and Medact are calling on governments and health professionals to do more to promote the key health and sustainability message to reduce meat and dairy consumption and eat more plant-based foods.

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.

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.

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. 

Berkeley Farm Dairy ©Soil Association

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.

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.
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.

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.

Page 1 of 3  > >>

Eating Better News and Comment is a space to report and comment on relevant issues and activities.
We also invite guest contributors to contribute articles and opinions. Please contact us with suggestions and feedback.

The blog is written by members of the Eating Better team and external contributors.