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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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eating insects

Eating Insects – The Next Sustainable Gourmet Destination?

Think you have never eaten insects and never will ? Well think again. Chances are, you probably already have. I had first-hand experience of entomophagy (human consumption of insects) during a crash course on how to survive in the Australian Outback. I ate an ant. It wasn’t bad, really, tasted a little bit like vinaigrette. […]

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The Rise of the Flexitarian

The Rise of the Flexitarian

Flexitarian (aka Flexible Vegetarian or Vegivore) is a relatively new term that defines someone who follows a vegetarian diet while including meat from time to time. According to Wikipedia, “In 2003, the American Dialect Society voted flexitarian as the year’s most useful word. In 2012, the term was listed for the first time in the […]

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