Reduction barriers part 3: Availability and access to essential resources

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

Featured in… Poultry World!!

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!!

Why we buy food that’s bad for us

The idea of ‘nudging’ is a fairly new concept[1], 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[2]) to make the choice … Continue reading Why we buy food that’s bad for us

Something Needs to Change

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 [1]. As they … Continue reading Something Needs to Change