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Thursday, 8 August, 2019

The Expert Series (8): Betraying Animals

In the summer edition of the Expert Series,RAC member Dr Steve Cooke discusses a different way to think about morality: Betraying animals. (Read More)

Thursday, 8 August, 2019

IPCC Report: The answer to the climate crisis is on our plates

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) publishes a new report which takes a comprehensive look at how land influences climate change, and vice versa.(Read More)

Monday, 5 August, 2019

Research briefing: Insects - the Hidden Extinction

An extensive study looks to quantify the extinction of insects around the world, and finds agriculture to be a driving factor in declining populations.(Read More)

Thursday, 11 July, 2019

Ditching dairy: are vegan children at increased risk of osteoporosis?

Dairy is frequently billed as a vital bone-builder; so does allowing children to go vegan put them at risk of osteoporosis in later life? Researcher Network member, Imogen Allen discusses her research project and sets out to answer this question.(Read More)

Thursday, 4 July, 2019

Research briefing: Rewilding Britain to counteract climate change

RAC member, Paul Appleby discusses a recent report by Rewilding Britain.(Read More)

Thursday, 4 July, 2019

Research briefing: Transition to an Irish Vegan Agricultural System

Researcher Network member, James O'Donovan, summarises the findings from his recent report that explores the environmental and economic benefits of a transition to an Irish Vegan Agricultural System.(Read More)

Tuesday, 2 July, 2019

Social identity and veganism

In this Project Update, Researcher Network member Tara Calder discusses her current research that explores the interaction between social identity and veganism in the context of the recent popularity of veganism.(Read More)

Monday, 1 July, 2019

The Expert Series (7) Critical Animal Geographies and Vegan Geographies

RAC member, Dr Richard White, asks that whenever we think about questions of trans-species social justice, let us be more mindful of an inherently spatial praxis that is at work here. In short, geography matters and in this edition of the Expert Series he explains precisely why.(Read More)

Thursday, 13 June, 2019

Research briefing: Options for keeping the food system within environmental limits

A recent study published in the journal, Nature, examines the potential for three interventions to help humans avoid catastrophe in the food system in coming decades.(Read More)

Tuesday, 4 June, 2019

Research briefing: Obesity, Undernutrition & Climate Change - The Syndemic

An overview of an article from earlier this year in The Lancet, where a team of researchers argue for action to be taken against what they term as The Global Syndemic: obesity, undernutrition, and climate change. (Read More)

Monday, 3 June, 2019

The Expert Series 6: Why the International Rights Network looks to human rights to emancipate nonhuman animals

In this 6th edition of The Expert Series, RAC member, Dr Jeanette Rowley, discusses her research that looks to human rights to emancipate nonhuman animals and the work of the International Rights Network.(Read More)

Tuesday, 7 May, 2019

Research briefing: Plant-based & 'clean' meat in the USA, India and China.

A new study reveals differences in consumer acceptance of plant-based and clean meat in China, India, and the United States.(Read More)

Friday, 3 May, 2019

Research briefing: When science and appetite collide

A new Finnish study finds that people process information about food in different ways, suggesting that campaigns to encourage the adoption of a more plant-based diet should take this into account.(Read More)

Thursday, 2 May, 2019

The Expert Series (5) Most comprehensive study of meat reduction and vegan promotion finds it’s not just about eating less, but ‘a new way of eating’

One of the most common questions within the animal protection movement is how campaigns can successfully encourage people to become vegan and how to ensure new transitioners will stay vegan. Dr Trent Grassian considers this question in his new report as part of his completed PhD research.(Read More)

Thursday, 11 April, 2019

Research briefing: UK could slow climate clock by converting animal farmland to forest and still grow enough protein

New research published today from Harvard University shows that the UK could slow the climate clock by converting animal farmland to forest and still grow enough protein.(Read More)

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