EPISODE 7: THE NUTRITIONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF RED MEAT
We are often bombarded with confusing information about eating red meat and many of us have unanswered questions.
What are the nutritional benefits of enjoying beef and lamb as part of your weekly diet? How do British farmers reduce their impact on the local environment and is farming here in the UK really that different from the rest of the world?
To help answer some of the questions that had been on her mind since visiting Red Tractor beef and lamb farmer Richard, Emma caught up with nutrition and livestock systems expert, Michael Lee. As a leading independent university professor, Michael helped Emma uncover some of the truths behind rearing, farming and eating British beef and lamb.
How much red meat should be part of our weekly diet? Are there different nutritional benefits depending on the type of meat? And how does red meat help you get more nutrients from the veggies that are already on your plate?
Watch the video to find out more – and if you enjoy following Emma on her journey, why not sign up to our mailing list below to be the first to find out what she’s up to next!
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We insist on rigorous production standards, so we don’t allow things like chlorine washed meat or irresponsible use of animal medicines on farms in our good food chain. Just good quality British food at its seasonal best.
FARMED WITH CARE
Red Tractor are the champions of British food and farming. And that means care and attention for our countryside and animals. We’ve forged a good food chain ensuring our 46,000 British farmers work to world leading standards.
WHAT DO RED TRACTOR DO?
Red Tractor are champions of British food, farming and consumer safety. We are the UK’s largest food standards scheme. Red Tractor farmers and food producers put British food and drink on the shelves of some of the UK’s largest retailers. The Red Tractor logo means quality British produce that’s good for you, good for farmers and good for Britain.
WHO IS EMMA?
Emma is a mum on a mission to shine a light on the work of UK farmers during these difficult times. She prefers to buy British, always has an eye on value for money and is keen to find out how Red Tractor helps everyone buy food and drink they can trust.
For further reassurance about welfare standards, sustainability and nutrition related to enjoying red meat as part of a healthy, balanced diet, visit weeatbalanced.com
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