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Campaign Co-ordinator Alex Jackson on BBC Radio 4 'You and Yours' programme
Alex Jackson joined Joan Walley MP and Tony Cooke from Sodexo to share their reaction to the government's publication of compulsory standards for food served in central government. To listen to the interview, simply click the link below (the interview starts approximately 27 minutes into the broadcast).
BBC Radio 4 'You and Yours', Friday 24 June 2011
Sustainable fish on government menu
Victory for campaigners as all fish bought for Whitehall, prisons and the military to be sourced responsibly.
The Guardian, 16 June 2011
Why Larry the No10 cat has shunned his rat-catching duties: His posh diet means he dines on 'greener' fish than the Prime Minister. It is revealed that the Government plans to introduce seafood standards for food served in public sector institutions which are weaker than those standards in pet food served to Larry, the No.10 cat.
The Daily Mail, 2 March 2011
People in hospital suffer enough, so why are we feeding them bad food? Rosie Boycott, Chair of the London Food Board, says that for too long people in hospital have been fed bad food. This week MPs have the chance to change that.
The Observer, by Rosie Boycott, 7 November 2010
Hospital food for children is 'shockingly unhealthy': Doctors demand NHS must match health standards for school dinners after research reveals high levels of salt, sugar and fat.
The Guardian, 9 October 2010
Salt and fat content 'too high' in child hospital meals: There is too much salt and fat in the food served to children in hospital, a survey suggests.
The BBC, 10 October 2010
Children's hospital food 'full of fat and salt': Food served to children in hospital contains too much salt and fat, a new survey has shown.
The Telegraph, 11 October 2010
Better hospital food 'must be law': Professor Tim Lang, who has advised the Government on food and nutrition, said more needed to be done to tackle the poor quality of NHS meals.
Press Association, March 2010
Hungry for change: We need new food policies to get a healthy, ethical and sustainable food system, including health and sustainability standards for public sector catering, to lead the way and build a secure market for sustainable suppliers.
Red Pepper, by Sustain Policy Director Kath Dalmeny, October/November issue, 2009
New opportunities for more sustainable, independent food: After Defra launched the Food 2030 report on the future of food earlier this week, Provenance, a new London and East Anglia based partnership, is offering a range of services to independent food businesses across the supply chain.
Cost Sector Catering, 14 August, 2009
Government departments criticised on food policy: A government report, which was published yesterday and said consumers will need to buy local, British produce more frequently in the future, has stirred up criticism about the food sourced in government departments.
Cost Sector Catering, 11 August, 2009
Government accused of buying food that damages people and the planet: Lobby group calls for minimum standards for locally sourced and fair trade food to support farmers in UK and the developing world
The Guardian, by Hilary Osborne, 10 August, 2009
Government fails to set fair trade example: Food procurement less than fair. Civil servants have been accused of not putting their money where their mouth is when it comes to their cups of tea and coffee.
Politics.co.uk, by Alex Stevenson, 10 August, 2009
'Give us a chance to supply good food': South West food producers are pleading for the chance to prove they can fulfil a public sector contract after a new report criticised the Government over buying food for institutions such as hospitals and schools.
Western Morning News, 18 July, 2009
What if... Government bought green? Ask those involved in public food procurement if they would like to see fresh, local ingredients on menus and they will say yes. Then they will list all the reasons why it wouldn't work. Not so – and here's how.
The Ecologist, by Maria Cross, 14 July, 2009
Food matters: If we are to improve the sustainability of food in the UK, we must employ solutions already at hand.
Progress Online, by Good Food for Our Money campaigner Alex Jackson, 14 July, 2009