Press release
Farmageddon: the damaging consequenses of cheap meat

Commenting on Farmageddon, the book uncovering the impact of cheap meat on our health and the environment being published tomorrow (Thursday 30 January 2014), Friends of the Earth Food Campaigner Kirtana Chandrasekaran said: 

“The authors of this new book vividly illustrate the problems with livestock farming across the globe.

“The way we now produce and consume meat has damaging consequences for our health, animals and the planet.

“Governments worldwide must encourage consumers and the food industry to make the shift towards eating better quality meat and less of it.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

1. Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat, written by Philip Lymbery with Isabel Oakeshott, is published on Thursday 30 January 2014 by Bloomsbury.

2. The Meat Atlas report, recently published by Friends of the Earth Europe and the Heinrich Boell Foundation, is a report on how meat is produced around the world and the effect this has on people, health and the environment. It aims to catalyse the debate over the need for better, safer and more sustainable food and farming and advocates clear individual and political solutions: http://www.foeeurope.org/meat-atlas

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