This blog post includes data from research into seven UK-based reduction and vegan campaigns, drawing on the largest sample of meat reducers, pescatarians, vegetarians, and vegans in any research project to date (n=1,587). Research was conducted for my PhD in Social Policy at the University of Kent, using a mixed-methods, longitudinal approach. Within my research, … Continue reading Reduction barriers part 3: Availability and access to essential resources
This has to be a highlight of 2017: my name in Poultry World. After coordinating an on-line petition with The Humane League UK to encourage fast food chain Wimpy to go cage-free, the on-line publication wrote about the campaign: Campaigners urge fast food chain Wimpy to ditch caged eggs. The campaign was ultimately successful and the … Continue reading Featured in… Poultry World!!
I will be attending a debate tonight from 6:30 to 8:30pm tonight (UK time) hosted by Riverford Organic Farms on, you guessed it, how much meat is sustainable. Should be very interesting. You can watch the debate live. The panel includes Tim Lang, Guy Watson, Peter Melchett and Xanthe Clay.
The idea of ‘nudging’ is a fairly new concept, but one that may have particular use in understanding and effecting dietary choices and habits. To be a ‘nudge’, a regulation or action cannot eliminate any options and it must remain (easy and/or effortless, depending on your personal definition of the concept) to make the choice … Continue reading Why we buy food that’s bad for us
The claim has been made again and again that intensified animal agriculture has enabled better access to sufficient and nutritious diets for people around the world. There is simply no proof that this is true and, in reality, research shows that the global expansion of meat production has contributed to global poverty and hunger. Even though … Continue reading Meat and Poverty
It may come as a surprise to most people that the European Union (EU) has been openly discussing the potential benefits of reducing animal food consumption for nearly two decades. In fact, in 1998 they described reducing consumption as ‘arguably‘ the best way to address the environmental problems caused by animal food production . As they … Continue reading Something Needs to Change