Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall backs new food alliance

HUGH FEARNLEY-WHITTINGSTALL and a number of key national organisations from health, environment, social justice, animal welfare, development, faith and consumer sectors have launched a new alliance to promote the idea that eating ‘less and better’ meat is fairer, greener and healthier for people and the planet.

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Eating Better for a fair, green, healthy future is made up of 25 organisations including the British Dietetic Association, Fairfood International and People and Planet and is calling for action by governments and the food industry to:


  • Help people adopt diets that are better for us and the planet by eating a greater variety of plant-based foods and less meat (red, white and processed).
  • Support farming that produces meat in ways that benefit the environment, health and animal welfare.


This new group has been set up as a result of increased awareness and expert opinion that links the high consumption of meat to health related problems such as heart disease as well as the green impact of cattle rearing.


Last month the UK Parliament’s International Development Committee recognised that people in Britain should move towards eating meat less often to help global food security and called for a stronger focus on pasture-fed livestock production.


Supporting the launch of Eating Better, celebrity chef and campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall said:


“I’ve always said we should be eating less meat, of higher quality, and the highest possible welfare standards. So I am delighted to support the Eating Better alliance which brings together leading NGOs who have done so much important work on these topics.


“As the world’s insatiable demand for cheap meat continues to ramp up, their message of reducing our overall meat consumption and committing to the highest welfare and environmental standards in the meat we do chose, is a no brainer. It’s right for our health, right for the planet and only fair to the millions of farm animals we raise for food.”


Current supporting organisations of Eating Better are:


Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC)

Behaviour Change

British Dietetic Association

Compassion in World Farming

Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH)

Fairfood International

Feeding the 5000

First Steps Nutrition Trust

Food Ethics Council

Food for Life Partnership

Forum for the Future

Friends of the Earth

Part-Time Carnivore

People & Planet


Soil Association

Sustainable Restaurant Association

UK Health Forum

Vegetarian Society

Waste Watch

World Society for the Protection of Animals


Food Climate Research Network

Sustain – the alliance for better food and farming

UK Food Group