Should burger bars and the foodservice sector at large start embracing new and improving meat-free products? Footprint asks experts for their views. Let’s not get carried away. “Offering tasty, nutritious and sustainably produced food is a ‘must’, not a ‘nice to have’. In today’s world, big burger chains need to think long and hard about…Read more
High street sandwich sellers must do more to offer customers vegetarian and vegan options, an environmental group has said. Eating Better found that only 4% of over 500 sandwiches it surveyed were plant-based, meaning they did not contain meat, fish, cheese or eggs as main ingredients. Although this represented a slight improvement on the same…Read more
Consumers are turning to soy, almond and coconut milk out of health and environmental concerns.
READY MEALS, and processed meat off the menu as generational shift in British diet becomes evident. 25% of British public say they are eating less meat than a year ago 34% are willing to consider eating less meat One in six (17%) young people say they don’t eat any meat A quarter of the…Read more
NEW SUSTAINABLE diet guidelines are welcome but ministers need to make the advice official to help both food businesses and the public make informed choices, says Sue Dibb. In July the government published a landmark report. But there was no press release and relatively little publicity. What marks out the blandly named “Sustainable Consumption…Read more
CAVE PAINTINGS never showed people eating carrots – so the argument for meat eating goes. In fact, humans remained largely carnivorous until fairly recently. Today, our simple gut of a single stomach, medium-length small intestine and short colon is “typical of an omnivore”, explains the dietician Carrie Ruxton in her recent paper: “Micronutrient Challenges Across the…Read more
THE GOVERNMENT must use its buying standards to communicate and evolve the concept of sustainable diets. This includes the consumption of less meat, an idea that is currently “not necessarily on politicians’ radars” given that they are fearful of telling consumers what to do. The private sector is equally fearful, but needs to use…Read more
POLITICIANS FEAR the idea. Environmentalists love it. Consumers dont understand it. And businesses are beginning to trial it. David Burrows investigates the controversial concept of sustainable diets. Obesity and diet-related illness are on the increase. Fewer young people are being taught how to cook or grow food. And advertisers are targeting kids with junk…Read more