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.
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A new report by the NFU raises concerns about the UK's self-sufficiency in food. Their figures show that the long-term decline in home produced food is set to continue, predicting that by 2040 53% of the nation's food needs will be met by produce from home farms, down from 60% currently. This, say the NFU, raises concerns for food security, employment and the economy in Britain. See Sustain's advice on supporting sustainable food here.
EFSA (the European Food Safety Authority) and the ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) have raised concerns about anti-microbial resistance in bacteria found in chicken across Europe. Their latest report found that campylobacter is becoming resistant to front-line drugs, limiting treatment options for some of the most common food-borne infections.See Sustain's work with the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics here.
One third of all food produced in the world is wasted, at a value of more than $400 billion, according to a new report by WRAP (the Waste and Resources Action Programme) in conjunction with the Commission on the Economy and Climate. Their report aims to highlight both the economic and environmental benefits of reducing food waste. They estimate that by 2030, a 20-50% reduction in consumer food waste could save an estimated $120-300 billion per year. Read about Sustain's food waste project FoodSave here.
The Food Standards Agency has published the latest set of results in its year-long survey of campylobacter on fresh chickens. Results so far show that 73% of chickens tested positive for campylobacter, with 19% testing positive for campylobacter within the highest band of contamination. The data show variation between retailers but the FSA said none of them is meeting the target for reducing campylobacter. See Sustain's work with the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics.
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.
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Projects & campaigns
Better Hospital Food
Children's Food Campaign
Children's Health Fund
Food and farming policy
London Food Link
Organic Sector Development
Real Bread Campaign
Sustainable Fish Cities
Sustainable Food Cities
The Big Dig