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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: Naturalness scales

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

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)

Thursday, 24 October, 2019

Project Update: Veg*anism and happiness Part 2

Researcher Network member, Jana Krizanova, introduces Part 2 of her research into veganism, happiness and wellbeing after presenting at the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies confernece in Andalusia, Spain. (Read More)

Thursday, 17 October, 2019

Research briefing: White meat raises “bad” cholesterol levels just like red meat

Contrary to popular belief, consuming red meat and white meat such as poultry, have equal effects on blood cholesterol levels, according to a study published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.(Read More)

Tuesday, 15 October, 2019

Research briefing: UK Government urged to promote a shift to vegan diets

Plant-based diets are one of the three changes the UK must make in order to tackle climate change according to a new report prepared for the Committee on Climate Change.(Read More)

Tuesday, 1 October, 2019

The Expert Series (10): Poor diet is responsible for more deaths than smoking

In this edition of the Expert Series, RAC member Paul Appleby overviews recent research reported in The Lancet which suggests that poor diet is responsible for more deaths than smoking and the role a plant-based diet can have in reducing this risk.(Read More)

Tuesday, 1 October, 2019

Research briefing: Changing How We Eat Is Complicated

A successful transition to a more plant-based diet requires not only motivation but capability and opportunity. (Read More)

Sunday, 22 September, 2019

Research briefing: Landmark United in Science report informs Climate Action Summit

The world’s leading climate science organisations have joined forces to produce a landmark new report for the United Nations...(Read More)

Thursday, 19 September, 2019

Research briefing: Tipping points and what they mean for animals

An experimental model suggests that once about 25% of a population are committed to a belief, that belief will rapidly become a majority opinion or behavior.(Read More)

Thursday, 19 September, 2019

Research briefing: The 4 Ns Of Meat-Eating

A recent research paper explores the personality traits and key values held by people who justify their meat-eating as natural, necessary, normal, or nice.(Read More)


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