Dairy health benefits through the life stages

Written by: Dr Mabel Blades PhD. B.Sc.(Hons), RD, D.M.S., M.Phil., MIFST., M.B.A., R.S.H.Registered Dietitian and member of the British Dietetic Association 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” […]

Red meat health benefits?

Fire Craker Lamb Steak recipe

Dr Mabel Blades PhD. BSc (Hons), RD, D.M.S., M.Phil., MIFST., M.B.A., R.S.H. Registered dietitian and member of the British Dietetic Association 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 […]

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.

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.

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

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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 […]

Isn’t livestock farming one of the most significant contributors to carbon emissions?

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In the UK, livestock production emits around 6% of total emissions, making it one of the smallest contributors. Transport dominates emissions at 28%, followed by energy supply at 23%, business at 18%, residential sector at 15% and all agriculture at 10%. Globally, figures largely mirror the UK, with the FAO putting direct livestock emissions at […]

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 […]

What would happen if the world converted to veganism?

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Well-balanced vegan diets can provide the nutrients the body needs to be healthy. However, animal-derived foods contribute to intakes of vitamin B12, iron and zinc in our UK diet. So, if they are avoided it’s important to ensure that these nutrients are provided by other dietary sources, such as supplements or fortified foods. We need […]