‘Meat free week’, is a new initiative to encourage us to think about meat and where it comes from. At Compassion in World Farming, we are only too aware that most meat these days still comes from factory farms. Where animals are caged, crammed and confined. But did you know how resource intensive it can be too? A kilo of beef needs ninety bath tubs of water to produce. That’s just one example. Raising awareness about what’s involved is why I’m supporting Meat Free Week.
This is a great opportunity to spread the word about moderating our meat intake and when we do eat meat, to make informed choices about how it has been reared. It’s a simple way for every one of us to make a difference to the planet, three times a day.
And even better news; you can sign up to go meat-free for a week in aid of Compassion. Tackle some new recipes whilst raising awareness of the benefits of reducing meat consumption. If you already don’t eat meat, you can get your friends and family to take part. Sign-up on the Meat Free Week website here.
Meat Free Week encourages creativity and thoughtfulness when it comes to our food, which I think can only be a force for good. So spread the word and let’s get people talking and taking action on these issues affecting every single one of us.