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Earth Day Meatless Monday

Earth Day 2014: Go Meat-Free One Day A Week

Happy Earth Day! Since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated every year on April 22nd. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilise the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it […]

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Let's Talk Turkey

Let’s Talk Turkey

It was only a matter of time but I finally said it: “Shall we drop the turkey this year?”. My husband raised an eyebrow: “really?”. “Well yes” I replied “I find it quite sinister to eat an animal whose sole purpose in life is to grace our Christmas table”. I started on my flexitarian journey […]

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World Food Day 2013

World Food Day 2013

Today is World Food Day, a day established in 1979 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to reflect on hunger, malnutrition and poverty and draw attention to achievements in food security and agricultural development. The theme this year is “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition”. Food Security affects […]

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eating better

Eating Better Campaign: For A Fair, Green, Healthy Future

Eating Better Campaign: For A Fair, Green, Healthy Future  is a new non-profit alliance to demonstrate that eating ‘less and better’ meat is fairer, greener and healthier for people and the planet. It was launched on 1st July 2013 and is supported by a wide range of organisations. The Flexitarian catches up with the people […]

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Going vegetarian is not the only way to eat less meat

Going vegetarian is not the only way to eat less meat

  Only just over 50 years ago meat was considered a luxury and eaten only a few times a week. But since the end of Second World War meat, often associated as a sign of wealth, has played more of a central role in western diet. Today, some of us eat even more meat than […]

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meat free monday

Go Flexitarian with Meat Free Monday

The flexitarian diet is a plant-based diet with the occasional addition of meat. One of the easiest ways to go flexitarian is by joining Meat Free Monday  and not eating meat on Mondays. The campaign, launched by Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney, is based on a simple principle – one day a week can make […]

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the vegetarian butcher

Meet the Meat Free Butcher

Meet Jaap Korteweg. He is a different kind of butcher: a vegetarian butcher. The counters of his butchershop are filled with delicious meat free products that taste like meat, feel like meat, look like meat. Quite an oxymoron, yet the Vegetarian Butcher’s meat free products appeal to a growing number of people who are trying […]

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Make Peace With Meat - NYTimes.com

Make Peace With Meat – NYTimes.com

I probably eat a third as much meat as I used to and, on the not-rare three times a week? occasions that I do indulge, I eat less of it. I’m reminded of a really good plate of slow-roasted lamb shoulder I had in Seattle two weeks ago; there were about six ounces on the […]

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Vancouver goes meat free! - Meat Free Monday

Vancouver goes meat free! – Meat Free Monday

Today Vancouver has become the first Canadian city to join Meat Free Monday, adding its voice to the movement for a more sustainable future. The one day initiative fits with Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan and with environmental goals laid out in the city’s recently-released Food Strategy. Scientific research increasingly demonstrates that large-scale intensive meat […]

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On why eating meat is bad for the environment

On why eating meat is bad for the environment

Long gone are the days of traditional farming where animals were raised in symbiosis with their surroundings; grazing the farmer’s fields and being an integral part to life on the farm. Meat production has grown to industrial scale to cater for our ever increasing craving for meat and demand for cheaper prices. Unless you buy […]

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