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Vote for veg! Our new government must take action to support plant-based diets

Rob Percival: Each year, we Britons throw away 570,000 tonnes of fresh meat. This is the equivalent of 110 million animals. Most of these are chickens. 3 million are pigs, typically intensively reared to minimum welfare standards. Over 200,000 are cattle. Globally, each year, 12 billion animals are born to be binned, an extraordinary waste of life.

02 April 2015 | 3 Comments | Recommended by 3

The conscientious carnivore

Rob Percival: A recent YouGov survey has found that in the past year a quarter of the British public have cut back on the amount of meat they eat. Even more, one in three of us, said we would consider eating less meat, with the need to save money among the key reasons given. But despite our squeezed budgets, around half of us reported that we would be willing to pay more for ‘better’ meat – meat that tastes better, is healthier, and is produced to higher animal welfare and environmental standards – and this was true across the social spectrum, not just among the most wealthy.

17 March 2014 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 5

What rhymes with chicken?

Kathie Auton: My last post was about talking to children about where their veg comes from. About trying to persuade them that eating the greenstuff is a joy, not something to be endured, and about allowing kids to learn about food from a very early age. My city kids, never more than ½ mile from the nearest coffee shop, have a very different life to my own, slightly muddy upbringing in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

15 June 2012 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 16

What's the connection: Jaguars, school food and ambulances?

Vicki Hird: What is the connection between the jaguar, a school meal and ambulance refits? There is one. Honest. It’s about food. And about how much and what we eat.

08 February 2011 | 2 Comments | Recommended by 7

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