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?
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'.
The dominant story about the future of the world food supply is logical, well known and wrong, writes Dr Jonathan Foley.
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.
Are lower carbon diets healthier? Adam Briggs of the University of Oxford explains new research to model the effects of taxing GHG intensive foods.
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.
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.
Policies to shift our eating patterns towards less and better meat eating and more sustainable plant-based diets must be at the heart of an ethical food manifesto, writes Eating Better's Sue Dibb for Food Ethics magazine
The horsemeat scandal inspired Alex Renton to take a closer look at the true costs of cheap meat. His new book, Planet Carnivore, explores some of the recipes for being a better meat eater.