How Do You Convince People to Eat Less Meat?

It’s a good illustration of the way policymakers often self-edit when it comes to such a fraught topic. The problem is that, while this approach is politically pragmatic, it is naïve to expect that clinging to the lower rungs of the Nuffield Ladder can lead to even the Food Strategy’s suggested 30 percent reduction in meat consumption, let alone the EAT-Lancet standard.

But the problem isn’t only that policymakers are wary of inviting pro-meat backlash. It’s also that virtually all governments subsidize and promote meat production and consumption. The EU, despite its Green Deal commitment to carbon neutrality by

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The Best And Worst Vegetarian Meat Substitutes For The Environment

In an effort to protect the environment, many of us have started whipping up a tofu stir fry on the regular and chowing down on the popular Impossible Burger in place of a traditional beef hamburger patty.

You’re on the right track if you’re doing this. Environmental experts agree that eating any type of meat substitute is, without a doubt, better for the environment than meat.

“The single biggest step that will significantly reduce our environmental impact of the food we eat and grow is to ensure that we consume more plant-based proteins within our diets,” Mark Driscoll, a sustainability

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Plant-based food brand looking to hire ‘world’s first’ meat sommelier

Susan S. Johnson
Someone with ‘stamina’ is required for the plant-based meat sommelier role (THIS)

Someone with ‘stamina’ is required for the plant-based meat sommelier role (THIS)

A brand that produces plant-based meat substitutes is on the hunt for the “world’s first meat sommelier”.

THIS, a vegan and vegetarian London-based food manufacturer, is advertising for its first dedicated meat sommelier, stating that the “weak of tongue” need not apply.

In possession of “one of the finest palates in the UK”, the successful candidate will be expected to provide feedback on up to 20 different meat alternatives a day, in addition to overseeing the conception, development and testing of new products.

The team are seeking

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In India, 81% limit meat in diet and 39% say they are vegetarian

Susan S. Johnson
Dishes on display at a food stall at a vegetarian food festival in Bangalore.
Dishes on display at a food stall at a vegetarian food festival in Bangalore. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty Images)

All of India’s most widely practiced religions have dietary laws and traditions. For example, Hindu texts often praise vegetarianism, and Hindus may also avoid eating beef because cows are traditionally viewed as sacred. Muslim teachings, meanwhile, prohibit pork.

The vast majority of Indian adults (81%) follow some restrictions on meat in their diet, including refraining from eating certain meats, not eating meat on certain days, or both. However, most Indians do not abstain from meat altogether – only 39% of

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