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Tuesday, 18 February, 2020

Research briefing: Dissociating meat from its animal origins

The first systematic literature review of research on consumers’ tendency to dissociate meat from its animal origins has been published. ...(Read More)

Monday, 3 February, 2020

The Expert Series Feb/March 2020: Veganuary & Vegan Culture the second edition of The Expert Series for this year, RAC Chair, Dr Richard Twine considers...(Read More)

Monday, 3 February, 2020

Project Update: Look Me in the Eyes - A Blind Spot in Our Empathic Gaze with Farmed Animals

What exactly does empathy look like, how do we measure it and how can we encourage more people to feel...(Read More)

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...(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...(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 ...(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...(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...(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...(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: 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...(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...(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...(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)


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