Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming

We advocate 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.


Latest News & Publications

30 UK cities call for government action on food poverty and warn that food banks are not the solution

30 towns, cities, boroughs and counties – representing more than 18 million citizens – have signed a declaration calling on Government to address the policy failures that have led to surging numbers of Britons going hungry. The cities warn that local councils cannot solve root causes of food poverty without action from Government to address low wages and problems with the social safety net. More

Greek crisis prompts food fears

UK media reports are warning of possible food and medicine shortages in Greece ahead of the country's referendum. More

Defra happy to see pork exports rising

Global UK pork exports have risen 44% in the last five years, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced. More

Durham celebrates sustainable fish milestone

Durham City has become only the second place in the UK to achieve 4 stars in their bid to become a Sustainable Fish City. More

Sustain backs call against public health cuts

Sustain is one of 19 leading health bodies supporting the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists call against £200 million of proposed cuts to public health in England More

Sustain urge students to become food activists

Talking at the 2015 NUS Student Eats conference Ben Reynolds, Sustain's Acting Coordinator, supported students getting more involved in shaping their food system. More

Defra launches open data project

Defra has announced plans to release vast data reserves to 'transform the world of food and farming'. More

WIN a basket of bread books in the new True Loaf magazine

The July-October 2015 issue of the Real Bread Campaign supporters’ magazine includes the chance to win a bundle of bread books. More
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Living with the Land films

Permaculture People UK have produced a series of nine short films showcasing permaculture people and projects. More

Doctors want government action on obesity

Doctors at the British Medical Association annual conference have debated obesity in Scotland and called for more government action. More

FareShare Surplus Food Summit

Sustain member FareShare have brought together the food industry and food retailers for the UK's first ever Surplus Food Summit. More

Foundation calls for food waste legislation

Caroline Mason, CEO of the grant-making Esmee Fairburn Foundation has called for a ban on food businesses throwing away fit-for-purpose surplus food. More

Campaigners' price cut challenge to Morrisons: "give more than peas a chance"

New research by the Children’s Food Campaign reveals the warped priorities of Morrisons’ new price cutting initiative, with offers on sugary biscotti for babies but none on healthier alternatives. More

New study highlights methods to safeguard UK food security

Farming practices which balance the needs of the land with those of people have a huge part to play in safeguarding food security, a major new study has found. It found that agroecology – food production that makes the best use of nature’s goods and services while not damaging precious resources – can help maintain agricultural productivity. More

Sustain welcomes Jamie Oliver backing for sugary drinks duty and creation of fund to support better children’s food

In a UK first, the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group will impose its very own 'child health levy’ on any soft drink with added sugar in all its UK restaurants from September this year with the much needed money raised going directly to fund food education for children and health initiatives More

Get Connected for Urban Food Fortnight

On 15 July, London Food Link is bringing together London’s enterprising food growers and producers with sustainable chefs to Get Connected for Urban Food Fortnight 2015 More

Call for 45p cheques to save Oxfordshire hospital kitchens

The Campaign for Better Hospital Food is collecting 45p cheques from members of the public in a bid to protect the closure of kitchens at hospitals in Wantage, Didcot, Wallingford, Chipping Norton and Witney.  More

Double Yield: Jobs and sustainable food production

This is a republication of the 1997 report with a new foreword. Double Yield is about getting back something we have lost. We value our countryside, our rural landscapes and wildlife, our rural communities. We value healthy nutritious food and respect for farm animals. Yet we are losing many valued aspects of our natural environments, including meadows, wetlands, woodlands, birds and other wildlife. Increasingly, we no longer trust the food we eat nor believe that all animals are treated fairly. More

Good Food at Work

How your organisation can improve the food within your office environment, to benefit staff, and help create a more sustainable food and farming system fit for the future. More

Time to come clean about hospital food

Why the government must hand responsibility for monitoring hospital food to an independent body. More



Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming

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.