Insect farming: new food on a global scale

Image description: a brown grasshopper. Large-scale insect breeding for human consumption is thought to represent a sustainable solution for growing food demand. With climate change, loss of biodiversity, and rising pressure on resources posing a threat to current food supply chains, new systems are needed to ‘future-proof’ meals and address food inequity. In order to […]

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Oxford academics call for more research into the effectiveness of meat-consumption intervention schemes 

Image Credit: Cowles Communications, Inc. (Public Domain) Despite recognising that, due to the perceived normality of its place in our diet, the choice to eat meat goes largely unexamined, environmental researchers at Oxford University have stressed that ‘social norms can and do change’, and ought to be ‘aided by coordinated efforts of civil society, health […]

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Profile: Rosie Wardle

Danny Evans talks with FAIRR’s Rosie Wardle about the critical issues surrounding industrial animal agriculture and the meat industry. It is currently estimated that over 56 billion animals are slaughtered every year for human consumption (excluding fish and sea creatures), leading to 32,000 million tons of CO2 emissions. This equates to 14.5% of the world’s […]

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Meat free Mondays for Wadhamites

Wadham is aiming to go meat-free on Mondays after students passed an SU motion in favour of the change. The SU (equivalent to a JCR) meeting on Sunday was told that excessive meat consumption was harmful to the environment and it could also lead to an increased risk of certain illnesses like bowel cancer. The […]

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