This is a reposting of a commentary on the report Grazed and Confused? written by the organisation A greener world. We are reposting it here with their permission and if you want to read it on their website, just click here. A greener world "exist to promote and support real-life farming models to the public and to offer practical guidance on achieving truly sustainable livestock farming systems to farmers".
In this week’s mailing, FCRN provides a detailed critique of a recent article by Richard Young, the Sustainable Food Trust’s policy director where he argues that we need to eat more, rather than less red meat. We disagree. Our mailing also includes our latest Member Snapshot as well as articles and reports covering: food losses in the US; different conceptual framings of the food insecurity problem; the potential health benefits of a tax on sweetened drinks; and the need for conservationists to raise the profile of biodiversity loss as a concern equalling that of climate change.
Some of you may have noticed a recently posted blog by the Sustainable Food Trust’s policy director, Richard Young. In it, Richard comments on the growing scientific attention being paid to meat eating, and highlights two of the most recent academic studies concluding that we need to eat less meat, and in particular less red meat if we are to address the many environmental challenges we face. However, Richard then goes on to say: “Contrary to most other campaign groups, in direc