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Time to change the European Common Agricultural Policy: addressing meat over-production and consumption!

What is the European Common Agricultural policy doing about it? The latest estimate of cancer mortality attributable to diets high in red- and processed meat is over 34,000 deaths per year [1] . Animal farming also contributes to 18% of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. [2] In the EU27, 29% of GHG emissions are coming from beef production and 25% from pork production [3] . This...


While watching TV or waiting at a bus stop, one is often exposed to a whole range of food advertisements. Exotic dishes, gorgeous donuts, humongous burgers... Hungry or not, these images get into your brain, telling: “I want to eat that!” The term “food pornography” is often applied to describe this effect. The theory is that food images, even when presenting greasy and unhealthy items,...

Labeling meat products: from the cigarette to the cow

Do you remember the time when we used to buy cigarettes with no label on the impact they have on your health? If you don’t remember those times, for the sake of comparison think of meat products today. As much as it may sound as a far-stretched comparison, there was a time when neither cigarettes, nor meat had informative labels about their health impact. Only in 2001 they took different roads...


World’s leaders accomplished much with the COP21 climate change agreement reached at the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference in December last year. However, despite all the efforts, the final version of this deal had important shortcomings: specifically a failure to address greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions emanating from livestock production. Human consumption of meat and dairy products is a...

We want to know more about YOU!

“Eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day”, “try to limit high-fat foods”, “do regular physical activity”. “Prefer local food to import food”, “avoid processed and fast food”. We all know the drill. To lead a healthier lifestyle for both you and the planet, you should pay close attention to your diet. Recommendations, provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the...
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