Regular meat intake – we're talking poultry, red and processed meat – has been linked to a higher risk of multiple diseases in a new, large study.
"We like to consume things, but the more we consume the more we absorb the resources of the planet," says the government’s chief environment scientist.
Bad news for bacon fans.
Scientists at City University London have been trying to understand how to feed and save the world for the next generation. Their answer - "the planetary health diet" - which does not completely banish meat and dairy but does require a shift from meat to vegetable consumption. Here is a daily breakdown of what you should be eating.
Experts call for global consumption of plant-based food to double, while red meat intake is halved.
Green party MP, Caroline Lucas, is urging the government to rethink the level in which the UK eat meat. The average amount of meat eaten per person in the UK is almost double the world average. If you convert it into an average daily consumption, it comes out at 226g of meat per day for the UK. Research, published in the journal Nature, describes the food system as 'a major driver of climate change', and analyses different options of reducing its impact - including shifting towards a more plant-based diet, flexitarian diet.
Adding one unfussy ingredient to your burgers can help your health and the planet.
It may be time to cut down.
Regularly eating red meat may be linked to a heightened risk of developing the common inflammatory bowel condition diverticulitis
Should we be done with meat entirely, or is there still hope?