Plant-based put forward in the EU’s 2022 promotional policy
06 Jan 2022
The EU will support the consumption of plant-based products as reported in the 2022 promotional policy published last December. The policy allocates 185.9 million euros to the prom...
Italy: Debates arise after new environment minister’s remarks to reduce meat consumption
18 Mar 2021
In one of his first public speeches, the Italian newly appointed environment minister, Roberto Cingolani, claimed that “the amount of animal protein consumed should be decrea...
SAFE signs NGO Joint letter on the French Act on the transparency of information on agricultural and food products
15 Jul 2020
In hope to prohibit the use, for products of plant origin, of names that have been typically associated with meat products and preparations, such as “steak”, “sausage” and ...
EC proposes market measures to assist meat & dairy sectors
22 Apr 2020
Amidst the coronavirus crisis, the European Commission today proposed granting private storage aid for dairy and meat sectors in a so-called effort to help farmers hit by the crisi...
Food Scandal breaks out in France as distributed burger meat fails to meet quality standards
11 Jun 2019
Another food scandal broke out in France, as it was revealed that beef burgers of Polish origin that failed to meet legal standards were sold to charities tackling food poverty. Th...
A worldwide shift: profiling the alternative meat market
27 Jun 2018
According to recent research from GlobalData, the majority of the world’s population has adopted a diet that features reduced or entirely absent meat consumption. Changing consum...
Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth
20 Jun 2018
Avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet, according to the scientists behind the most comprehensive analysis to ...
France bans use of meaty names for veggie food
24 Apr 2018
France looks set to prohibit meat terms from being used to describe plant-based foods, with MPs backing a proposal to ban producers of meat substitutes from using phrases like “s...
Report says end meat and dairy subsidies, tax meat in shift to crop protein diet
12 Mar 2018
According to a report released at a debate held at the European Parliament on the 27th of February, the EU and the UK after Brexit should end subsidies for meat and dairy productio...
Greenpeace: Cut out meat to meet Paris Agreement goals
05 Mar 2018
According to a new Greenpeace report, the world needs to cut the production and consumption of meat in half by 2050 in order to meet the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. The ...
The Future of Food and Farming – for a flexible, fair and sustainable Common Agricultural Policy
30 Nov 2017
Read the full press release from the European Commission on the Future of Food and Farming here....
Medical community alarmed by global rise in diabetes cases
15 Dec 2016
The rise of diabetes is causing avoidable deaths and imposing substantial costs on ailing healthcare systems. Alarmed, lawmakers are attempting to improve prevention and get the em...
Slow Food address EU Commissioner over meat promotion
10 Nov 2016
Following the recent declarations of Phil Hogan, European Agriculture Commissioner, announcing his plan to allocate 15 million dollars a year to promote meat consumption in Europe,...
Study: Reducing meat and dairy consumption required to meet climate goals
23 Feb 2016
Europeans need to eat less beef and consume less dairy products in order to reach the EU’s climate goals, according to a new study by Swedish researchers. Deep cuts in greenhouse...
Eating less meat will save the planet, study says
28 Jan 2016
Euractiv – The overconsumption of meat will inevitably push global temperatures to dangerous levels, a recent study has warned, urging reluctant governments to take action. C...
Jeremy Rifkin: ‘Number two cause of global warming emissions? Animal husbandry’
09 Dec 2015
An estimated 40% of all the agricultural land in the world today is used to grow feed grains for beef production, a trend that is set to worsen with the rise of the middle class in...
Food safety MEPs call for country of origin labelling of meat in processed foods
21 Jan 2015
Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be labelled by country of origin as is already the case for bovine fresh meat, said Environment, Public Healt...