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 consumer habits and the rise of ‘flexitarianism’ – eating predominantly, but not strictly, vegetarian – has led to the reduced consumption of meat in favour of vegetables and meat alternatives. […]
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 date of the damage farming does to the planet. Read the full article on The Guardian here.
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 “steak” or “sausage” to describe meat-free products. Read the full article on Food Navigator here.
While consumers are being offered more vegetarian meal options, if these choices are segregated it can actually reduce the proportion of people who opt for them, a new study suggests. Read the full article on FoodNavigator here.
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 production and tax meat and other animal products, to encourage a necessary shift to growing pulses and other protein crops. Read the full […]
Margaret Chan, the Director-General of WHO, spoke at last year’s World Health Assembly (WHA) to call for action from the international community on three “slow motion disasters” that she expected would soon “reach a tipping point where the harm done is irreversible.”1 These issues are climate change, antibiotic resistance, and the rise of non-communicable diseases. […]
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 gas (GHG) emissions from agricultural production will be required in the EU if member states are to meet the 2 °C climate target set by […]
Euractiv – The overconsumption of meat will inevitably push global temperatures to dangerous levels, a recent study has warned, urging reluctant governments to take action. Click here to read more.
SAFE – EUROPEAN VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN WORKING GROUP: While the number of people declaring themselves vegan or vegetarians continues to rise across the European Union, the related legislative framework remains unclear and allows for misleading information on labels to confuse consumers. Along with national vegan and vegetarian associations, as well as some members of the […]