Can eating potatoes increase risk of type 2 diabetes?

A close-up of a serving dish full of boiled new potatoes

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a common condition that causes the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood to become too high. There are a number of factors that can affect the risk of developing T2D including: age, family history of T2D, ethnicity, high blood pressure and being overweight. Key lifestyle recommendations to reduce risk of T2D […]

Dairy health benefits through the life stages

Infant feeding For millions of years mammals, which includes humans, have fed their young with the milk they secrete. Today the experts at the British Nutrition Foundation say “breastfeeding is the optimal method of infant feeding” first 6 months to ensure babies have the best start in life. This is supported by the NHS which says, “Breast […]

Nutrients in beef, lamb and pork

Fire Craker Lamb Steak recipe

Pork, beef and lamb are naturally rich in protein, low in salt and provide vitamins and minerals that contribute towards good health. Here we tell you more about the nutrients contained in red meat and how this may benefit your health when eaten as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Red meat is also […]

Can you tell us about British pig farming?

Not everyone has the opportunity to visit a farm. This is the story of British pork, providing an insight into the world class farming standards that are in place to help care for pigs in this country. You Ask We Answer

Can you tell us about British dairy farming?

Not everyone has the opportunity to visit a farm. This video tells the story of British dairy farming. British dairy farmers and their cows do their best everyday to produce delicious, nutritious milk. See how they and their teams care for the cows which provide this valuable element of a healthy diet. You Ask We […]

Will reducing the UK’s red meat consumption improve our environmental impact?

Green fill

With food production so intrinsically linked, removing or reducing livestock is likely to lead to a less sustainable food system, with unintended consequences for the wider environment (for example, water quality, biodiversity, etc). With sustainability imperative to food security and affordability, removing or dramatically reducing livestock could have huge implications on the availability of affordable […]

What about the environmental impact on livestock farming?

Ruminants such as cattle and sheep play a vital role in sustainable food production. They are one of the only food species able to convert grass – which humans can’t eat, into something we can eat – meat. Removing them from the grasslands that cover 60% of farmland would remove much of this land from […]