Tag Archive for 'meat consumption'

Brazilian beef has much greater impact on climate than we realise

March 11th, 2011 by Chalmers

Increased export of Brazilian beef indirectly leads to deforestation in the Amazon.  New research from Chalmers and SIK in Sweden that was recently published in Environmental Science & Technology shows that impact on the climate is much greater than current estimates indicate. The researchers are now demanding that indirect effect on land be included when […]

WWF publishes Livewell Report as aid to improve human nutrition and reduce environmental harm of human diet

January 30th, 2011 by WWF

On 30 January 2011 WWF released a report, “Livewell – a balance of healthy and sustainable food choices” that outlines a first full assessment of a diet that is both healthy and sustainable. The report addresses the current nutrient intake and the greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) of the diet of the UK population and what […]

New research suggests that 45,000 UK deaths could be prevented each year with lower meat diets

October 19th, 2010 by Friends of the Earth

Switching to diets that contain no more than three meat meals each week could prevent around 45,000 early deaths and save the NHS £1.2 billion each year as well as helping to tackle climate change and curb deforestation, according to a new Friends of the Earth report. Researchers from Oxford University analysed the health implications […]

Web-based interactive seminar from Earthscan on The Meat and Dairy Crisis

October 9th, 2010 by Events

Earthscan is holding a free live interactive presentation on The Meat and Dairy Crisis beginning at 5 pm UK time (GMT +1) (12.00 pm EDT & 9.00 am PDT) on Monday 11 October 2010. This seminar will discuss the drivers that have resulted in factory farming practices, as well as animal welfare issues that have […]

A healthy diet for a healthy planet

October 8th, 2010 by Richard Lord