英国人减少肉食

安妮•帕克斯(Anne Perks)

索尔兹伯里杂志(Salisbury Journal)

2013.11.20

根据最新YouGov调查报告显示:1/4的英国民众在过去一年中减少了肉食的摄入。

YouGov对一千八百多名来自吃得更好联盟(Eating Better alliance)的受访者进行了调查。该联盟试图说服人们减少肉类摄入,并将此演变为一个更长久的饮食习惯。

该调查发现1/3的英国民众称他们“愿意考虑减少进食肉类”,与此同时1/4的民众称他们已经减少了肉类的摄入。

只有2%的人称他们所摄入的肉类比原来多,而1/6(17%)的年轻人声称他们根本不吃任何肉类。

年轻人中称不吃肉的可能性比其他人高近三倍。

该联盟称消费者在日常的饮食中最有可能减少方便食品以及加工肉制品的摄入。这表明今年早些时候发生马肉丑闻后,对可能不太健康的廉价肉类,来历不明以及品质较差的肉类,公众依然保持谨慎的态度。

减少肉类的摄入,可能基于减少开支、食品质量、安全和健康的考虑,但是其中最主要的原因是对动物福利的关注。

该联盟称约1/3的民众意识到“生产肉类以及吃肉对环境具有显著的影响”,而在2007年的调查中,仅仅14%的民众有这样的意识。

地球之友的维姬•赫德(Vicki Hird)和吃得更好联盟主席敦促食品公司“关注并多做些能帮助民众转向更健康、可持续性饮食的事情”。

“吃得更好”是在食品活动家:休•费恩利•惠汀斯托尔(Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall)的支持下于2013年7月启动,该活动“期望能引导人们朝少吃肉类,吃更有利于人类和地球的食物的方向转变,同时也把此举视为创造可持续性食物和农业系统重要任务中的一部分”。

翻译:悠悠步行者

文章来源:Salisbury Journal

http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/ruralfocus/10821901.Brits_cut_back_on_meat/

 

Brits cut back on meat

By Anne Perks

2:03pm Wednesday 20th November 2013

ACCORDING to a recent YouGov survey, a quarter of the British public cut back on the amount of meat they ate over the last year.

The YouGov survey of more than 1,800 people was commissioned by the Eating Better alliance, which campaigns to persuade people to eat less meat as part of a more “sustainable” diet.

The survey found that around one in three people said they were “willing to consider eating less meat”, while a quarter said they had already cut back on the amount of meat they eat.

Only two per cent said they were eating more, while one in six (17 per cent) young people said they don’t eat any meat at all.

Young people were nearly three times more likely to say they don’t eat meat.

The alliance said consumers were most likely to be dropping ready meals and processed meats from their diets. It said this suggested the public remained wary, following the horse meat scandal earlier this year, of cheaper meats that are likely to be less healthy, of unknown origin and poorer quality.

The biggest reason cited for wanting to eat less meat was concern for animal welfare, ahead of saving money, food quality, safety and health.

The alliance said nearly one in three people were aware of the “significant environmental impacts of producing and eating meat”, compared with just 14 per cent in a 2007 survey.

Vicki Hird of Friends of the Earth and chairman of the alliance urged food companies to “take note and do more to help people switch to healthier, sustainable diets”.

Eating Better was launched with the backing of food campaigner Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall in July 2013 to “help people move towards eating less meat and more food that’s better for people and the planet, as part of the vital task of creating sustainable food and farming systems”.