Philip Lymbery

From Farmageddon to Eating Better

Philip Lymbery describes the journey that inspired him to write Farmageddon and his vision for a better future for people, animals and the planet.

 

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.

A meal which helps wildlife

By : Lucy Bjorck
Jan 16, 2014
Most types of farms in the UK can, if managed sympathetically, provide a home for nature alongside food production. Though there are some low-intensity farming systems that are particularly valuable. Lucy Bjorck of the RSPB explains the benefits of High Nature Value farming.

Looking forward looking back

By : Sue Dibb
Jan 9, 2014

As we welcome in 2014 Sue Dibb looks ahead to Eating Better’s plans and reflects on 2013, the year that talking about meat consumption started to move mainstream.

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.
Patrick Holden/Sustainable Food Trust

True-cost accounting in food and farming

By : Patrick Holden
Dec 2, 2013

Unsustainable farming systems that damage the environment and public health thrive at the expense of sustainable producers. Patrick Holden makes the case for 'true-cost accounting'.

Illustration by Glen Lowry

Changing the global food narrative

The dominant story about the future of the world food supply is logical, well known and wrong, writes Dr Jonathan Foley.

Tim Burns

An eating better challenge for Tesco

Tim Burns of Waste Watch reports on the latest food waste figures and why efforts to cut waste need to go beyond information campaigns to include less and better eating.

Vegetables on market stall

Food, health, carbon and taxes

By : Adam Briggs
Nov 5, 2013

Are lower carbon diets healthier?  Adam Briggs of the University of Oxford explains new research to model the effects of taxing GHG intensive foods.

Meat eating

New survey shows support for Eating Better messages

A quarter of the British public say they have cut back on meat eating in a YouGov survey for Eating Better published today.  Even more are willing to consider eating less in the future and paying more for ‘better’ meat. 

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.

World Food Day image

Today is World Food Day

By : Eating Better
Oct 16, 2013
With the spotlight on feeding a growing, hungrier world, it is time to rethink our food systems to integrate nutritional health and environmental sustainability.

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