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EAT-Lancet dietary recommendations are a “win-win” for human health and the environment – but not for the animals stuck in intensive farms

Photo credit: Intergroup   On January 16, 37 leading scientists representing 16 countries published a study recommending a plant-based diet for the benefit of the planet. The EAT-Lancet’s report is the latest in a long series of studies recommending dietary choices as a way to fix the world’s broken food systems, but overlooks a key […]

The European Commission supports the production of plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy

In a special report on the development of plant proteins in the European Union, the European Commission recognizes that plant-based alternatives are gaining popularity in Europe. In addition to providing details on the promising market share for meat and dairy alternatives, the report lists a set of recommendations and funding opportunities available to producers to […]

Swiss Animal Protection, Fair Food Initiative, Referendum

SWISS ANIMAL PROTECTION: Debating animal welfare and fair trade towards two important Swiss referenda on food and farming

While the Swiss Government has set high standards for the welfare of animals farmed in Switzerland, the hundreds of millions of animals fattened, transported and slaughtered abroad before entering the Swiss market don’t benefit from those same standards. This may change depending on the outcome of  two upcoming food referenda, whereby Swiss citizens will vote […]

French Parliament considering restrictions on the labelling of meat and dairy alternatives

Whereas labelling on methods of production remains difficult to develop, France has undertaken to restrict the use for designations traditionally associated with meat and dairy. Although presented as a measure to protect consumers and ensure fair competition among food businesses, this legislation illustrates confusion in policy priorities as EU and national laws still fail to […]