A sugary drinks duty would save London £39m in healthcare costs - Childrenís Food Campaign has published figures showing that the introduction of a 20 pence per litre duty on sugary drinks would benefit Londonersí health and save the NHS money.
Sustain response to new Parliamentary Inquiry on Food Poverty and Hunger - Whilst the recognition of the rising problem of food poverty in the UK is welcome, Sustain fears that the recommendations have the wrong emphasis.
Sustain consultation on farming and food production - Sustain launches consultation on its work on farming and food production.
Good news on Investment for community based farming - We have been informed that the government has agreed to extend the Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) to small-scale community farms and horticultural activities.
Rosie Boycott presents inaugural Urban Food Awards - On 4 December 2014, London Food Board chair Rosie Boycott presented some of Londonís finest food businesses with the cityís first ever Urban Food Awards at a gala event at Whole Foods Market in Kensington
Hundreds attend Disco Soup event - Hundreds attend Londonís first food waste fighting Disco Soup event including businesses fed up of wasting food
Cardiff celebrates World Fisheries Day with pledge to serve millions of sustainable fish meals - Cardiffís largest caterers, together serving over three million meals per year have pledged to serve only demonstrably sustainable fish. The announcement came on World Fisheries Day, as part of Cardiffís bid to become a Sustainable Fish City.
Senior medical figures join call for farm antibiotic reduction targets for first time - 'New targets must be set and met in both medicine and agriculture' say Royal Colleges in a letter in The Times today to coincide with European Antibiotics Awareness Day.
Sustainís response to the consultation on Good Food Nation Scotland - We welcome this documentís vision, with its broader acceptance of the wider impact of the food system incorporating social, health and environmental concerns. However, there is a lack of recognition of the challenges and tensions in balancing this broader agenda with economic growth.
Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture. More
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