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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Britain is a nation of beef eaters – the French even nicknamed us les rosbifs. This could all change if environmentalists, concerned by the climate impact of the meat industry, get their way. Yet while the evidence may be clear, driving more widespread change is far from straightforward: the proposition of eating less beef and lamb is fuelling heated debate. Would it really be such a good thing? And if so, why can’t - or won’t - many people stop eating it?

This article expands on the panel discussion held at our 2019 Cambridge Festival of Ideas event: ‘Meat and Potatoes: changing diets for changing times?’ Please read the full article here.

Image: Bovril on toast. Credit: Chris Bloom on Flickr