- Food system sustainability
- Sustainable consumption
- ‘Less but better’ meat
- Sustainable livestock
- Indicator-based on-farm assessment
Resare Sahlin is a doctoral student at the SRC, doing research on “less but better” meat in the context of food system sustainability
Kajsa Resare Sahlin is a doctoral student at the SRC and works on sustainable eating and the role of animal source foods in a sustainable food system.
“Less but better” meat is the framing of her PhD project, looking into questions such as what ‘better’ meat actually is, how you could potentially identify and assess meat as ‘better’ and how the concept can be used to guide Western consumers towards more sustainable meat eating.
Before starting as a PhD candidate, Resare Sahlin worked at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences where she led participatory case study research on the use of agroecological practices in Swedish meat and dairy farming within the EU-project UNISECO.
Previous work also includes a mapping and analysis of Swedish consumers’ ability to make sustainable choices when shopping for meat and a collaboration with researchers from the Beijer Institute, Chalmers and Gothenburg University on policy for sustainable diets in Sweden.
News articles with Resare Sahlin, Kajsa
Research news | 2022-05-16
The effects of less, but better meat production
Study captures the real-world experiences and effects of a farm’s journey towards sustainability
Research news | 2021-06-18
How much is the right amount of meat?
Celebrating World Sustainable Gastronomy Day, centre doctoral student Kajsa Resare Sahlin on why we need to better understand how much ‘less’ meat actually is and what ‘better’ means
Educational news | 2020-12-10
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Research news | 2020-09-20
Why consuming meat sustainably is harder than you think
It’s not clear what eating ‘less’ and ‘better’ meat entails. This may have consequences for sustainability
Publications by Resare Sahlin, Kajsa
A systematic review of the definitions and interpretations in scientific literature of ‘less but better’ meat in high-income settings
Journal / article | 2022
‘Less but better’ is a pragmatic approach to tackling the sustainability challenges of meat consumption and production. Definitions of ‘less’ and ‘better’ lack clarity. Here we explore interpretations of these concepts, finding increasing use of ‘less but better’ in the literature from Western, high-income settings. Despite discrepancies among interpretations of ‘less’ meat, existing quantifications indicate that significant r...
Delivering “less but better” meat in practice—a case study of a farm in agroecological transition
Journal / article | 2022
Eating “less but better” meat can be a strategy to guide meat consumption in Western or high-income countries towards sustainability, but what “better” means depends on the perspective. Multiple studies and reports suggest that agroecological farming systems could contribute to a broad range of sustainability benefits, but few studies have examined the implications for people and nature following trade-offs between sustainabil...