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Thursday, 16 January, 2020

Project Update: Mankind’s Romantic Relationship with Animal Abuse

Researcher Network member, Rebecca Stanton, updates us on her research, considering how industries that harm animals, such as the farming industry, are frequently depicted in a way that is unreflective of reality.(Read More)

Monday, 13 January, 2020

Project update: Perceptions About Veganism

The Ecologist and The Vegan Society launch an extensive report into attitudes about veganism.(Read More)

Thursday, 9 January, 2020

Research briefing: Most meat eaters support veganism as ‘ethical’ and good for the environment

A new survey finds support for veganism among meat eaters, but suggests most think it is inconvenient, expensive and a sacrifice in terms of taste.(Read More)

Monday, 6 January, 2020

The Expert Series 2020 (Jan): Dreaming of a Vegan Christmas?

In this first edition of the Expert Series for 2020, RAC member, Dr Kristof Dhont (University of Kent) and Dr. Gordon Hodson (Brock University) look back over the last 12 months to a year that saw veganism go mainstream.(Read More)

Thursday, 12 December, 2019

Research briefing: Multiple health and environmental impacts of foods

A recent study considers how consuming an additional serving of certain foods is associated with particular health outcomes and aspects of agriculturally driven environmental degradation. (Read More)

Tuesday, 10 December, 2019

Research briefing: Fishes, Sentience and the Law

A recent study explores how despite recent increases in the interest towards bird and mammal protection, less attention is paid to the suffering experienced by fishes in the fishing industry. (Read More)

Thursday, 5 December, 2019

Research briefing: Animal 'Outgroups' and Ideology

A new study looks at how beliefs and behaviors directed at animal 'outgroups' are dependent upon (1) how an animal group is perceived, and (2) people’s endorsement of different ideologies. (Read More)

Thursday, 28 November, 2019

Research briefing: Greenhouse gas concentrations reach yet another high

Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization.(Read More)

Tuesday, 5 November, 2019

Research briefing: World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency

Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to “tell it like it is.” 11,000 researchers from 153 countries endorse new research report.(Read More)

Tuesday, 5 November, 2019

Research briefing: Veganism, happiness and mental health

Can a vegan diet improve mental health and help cut health care costs? Recent Australian research considers the links between vegan diets and mental wellbeing.(Read More)

Monday, 4 November, 2019

Research briefing: Healthy for us and the planet

Widespread adaptation of healthier diets would markedly reduce the environmental impact of agriculture and food production, according to new research from the University of Minnesota and Oxford University.(Read More)

Monday, 4 November, 2019

Research briefing: Eating to Save the Planet - Evidence from a RCT using Individual-Level Food Purchase Data

A recent RCT has examined the effects of an awareness-raising intervention on meat consumption using individual-level food purchase data.(Read More)

Monday, 4 November, 2019

Research briefing: Mindlab study explores implicit perceptions of the plant-based category

A new Mindlab research report by The Good Food Institute aims to understand the general population’s perceptions of plant-based products.(Read More)

Monday, 4 November, 2019

Research briefing: Naturalness scales

A new study examines the concept of naturalness in relation to consumers’ evaluation and choice of food.(Read More)

Friday, 1 November, 2019

The Expert Series (11): Medicalising Animal Rights

In the 11th edition of our Expert Series, RAC member, Dr Corey Wrenn explores the concept of disability within a vegan and animal rights context.(Read More)


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