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'Meat is good for you' versus 'Meat is bad for you': Stakeholder interpretations of the health evidence around meat and dairy consumption

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 12:00 to 13:00
Do we need meat and dairy products in the diet?  If so, how much? If not, why not?  And why are the nutritional arguments around meat debate so polarised?  
The presentation by Tara Garnett, University of Oxford, Food Climate Research Network, Environmental Change Institute, examined the evidence around the role of meat and dairy products in the diet and explored how and why this evidence (and the associated scientific uncertainties) is interpreted differently by different stakeholders. The positions stakeholders hold on nutrition are shaped by their concerns and convictions in other areas, such as beliefs about the economic role of the livestock sector, its environmental impacts, attitudes to animal welfare/ ethics and to freedom and choice; as well as more fundamental 'gut feelings' about eating flesh and other animal products. 
The seminar was part of the Agriculture and Health Research in Action Seminar Series by Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research in Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH)


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