Conscious Consumption - A New Trend?

Kylie Barton | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

Consumerism in that sense connotes material consumption. Consumption however, is also a word used to describe the act of eating and drinking. We are all consumers in that sense whether we choose to subscribe to the capitalist model of conspicuous consumption of superfluous material goods or not.

Meat's as Much of a Drag on our Health as Tobacco

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Even if the government pushed for warning labels on meat and dairy products only half as hard as it pushes for plain-packaging on cigarettes, more people would realise that tobacco isn't the only cancer-causing thing you can put in your mouth - and hopefully take that warning to heart.

Five Things We've Learned About Meat This Year

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.11.2015 | UK

This week the world was shocked to discover that meat can be as big a cancer threat as cigarettes. A study from the World Health Organisation showe...

What's the Beef With Red Meat?

Laura Thomas PhD | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Thomas PhD

Among other scientific inaccuracies, one alleged 'expert' even went so far as to say that cutting red meat from the diet results in iron deficiency. What they fail to mention, however, is that if you replace your red meat intake, with other sources of iron, you'll be totally, 100% fine.

Clear Food Report Finds Human DNA In Hot Dogs – And 10% Of Vegetarian Ones Contain Meat

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK

A study of both meat and vegetarian hot dogs has revealed a glut of unadvertised and decidedly unappetising ingredients – including human DNA. T...

If Meat-Eaters Were Treated Like Smokers

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Comedy

A recent study has suggested that processed meats such as sausages and bacon may pose "the same cancer risk as cigarettes". The World Health Organi...

Lucy Sherriff

From Gun To Plate, The Entrepreneur Trying To Change The Way We Eat Meat | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

"I rarely order a pizza without asking about the origins of the pepperoni," says 32-year-old Andy Waugh, founder of the recently-opened Mac & Wild res...

"We Don't Eat Peppa Pig... Do We?"

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Parents
Simon Ragoonanan

I assumed that a knowing question about where chicken or lamb comes from would be first, as they don't have a secret identity in the way beef/steak (cow), venison (deer), and pork/ham/bacon (pig) do. Chicken is chicken, and lamb is a baby sheep (awww).

Halal Slaughterhouse, Filmed Abusing Animals, Is Now In Even More Trouble

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK

WARNING: This report contains graphic images A halal slaughterhouse where workers were secretly filmed abusing animals has reportedly gone into adm...

Animals Watch Out, There's a Human About

Nick Abbot | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Nick Abbot

Instead of running wild over hills and dales, they get walked twice a day, if they are lucky, and get to pee on a tree in the midst of a concrete wasteland. If we were honest with ourselves, we would call this selfish. We would acknowledge that the dogs are not as happy as they could be, but we think they are cute and they amuse us, so we imprison them.

Fox-Hunting Ban: What Makes Foxes So Special?

George P. Simmonds | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
George P. Simmonds

Earlier this month the Prime Minister saw his plans to relax the ban on fox-hunting scatter to the four winds as if themselves hounded by a pack of fr...

Ikea's Veggie Meatballs Could Help Save The Planet

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Swedish flat-pack giant Ikea has announced plans to roll out vegan meatballs which will help drastically reduce the company's carbon emissions. The...

Why Keeping Our Meat Safe Is All About Trust

Paul Brannen | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

The horsemeat scandal knocked people's faith in the food they eat. One business here in the North East has always had high standards of meat traceability and is now leading the industry by using state of the art technology to deliver information on where our food actually comes from...

Opposing Slaughter Without Stunning Does not Make me Racist

Philip Lymbery | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK
Philip Lymbery

Whilst slaughter without stunning is permitted, we need to label it as such so consumers can make an informed choice about the meat they buy.

The Trouble With Cheap Meat

Andrew Wander | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Wander

But the injustices of intensive meat production aren't limited to the animals involved, or the natural environment, or the people unfortunate enough to live close to industrial farms. It's worse than that.

In Meat-ro: The Curious Case of Cruelty Free Meat

Alexandra Gerrity | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech
Alexandra Gerrity

Few insects produce methane and the protein they provide would be an efficient and sustainable way to increase intake as the population grows. It could be argued that if we can overcome the fear of eating lab grown meat then we should instead get over our cultural aversions to eating edible insects.

If You Could Take One Action This Week to Help Stop Climate Change, Would You Do It?

Suzanne Barnard | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Barnard

If every person in the UK went meat free for one day, it would reduce our carbon footprint by more than if every vehicle in the UK was taken off the road for one day! As well as being responsible for a huge amount of global greenhouse gas emissions, meat production requires increasingly unsustainable levels of precious resources - land, water and energy...

The Horse Meat Scandal - We're Part of the Problem

Philip Lymbery | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK
Philip Lymbery

By mistaking cheapness for value, we have still not learned the lessons of the horse meat scandal and are complicit in creating a system that will allow it to be repeated.

Animal Slaughter, Usually Hidden From View, Provokes Public Debate

Pro Journo | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK
Pro Journo

By Amy Jeffs, BA (recent graduate), University of Cambridge CAMBRIDGE, England -- An e-petition is calling for Parliament to impose a U.K.-wide ban o...

How Can We Produce More Meat? That's the Wrong Question

Philip Lymbery | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK
Philip Lymbery

Ramping up meat production to satisfy demand is unsustainable. If we are to build our future food model on solid foundations then the question needs to be: how can we feed a growing world population?

Eat Less Meat To Reduce Global Warming And World Hunger, Say Experts

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Burgers, smoke houses and steak joints may be very en trend in foodie circles at the moment, but meat has long been seen as an essential part of our d...

Acknowledging the Underlying Cause of Epidemics

Rebecca Rose | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Rebecca Rose

While some attention has been given to the African practice of hunting and eating fruit bats, a likely animal reservoir of the Ebola virus, the link between eating meat and the plethora of infectious disease outbreaks is seldom articulated.

Meet the Meat That's Good For Your Health

Gunter G. C. Kuhnle | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gunter G. C. Kuhnle

Food is an emotional topic, which is part of the reason that the 'diet-of-the-day' story is one that returns to the media as regular as clockwork. Each time we are told that certain foods will either bring eternal health or certain damnation.

Waistlines: The Only Thing Benefitting From Our Ignorance of Food

Gareth Barlow | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Barlow

A weird situation has developed: globally around one billion people are malnourished and conversely two billion are obese. One might argue that if the weight on the scales was redistributed, some form of equilibrium could be found.

Why You Should Eat Potatoes Or Beans With That Steak

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The French have been serving their steaks with potatoes and green beans for years and new research has found that they could be onto a winning combina...