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Sustain’s magazine covers a wide range of current food and farming policy initiatives and developments. More information
The Jellied Eel
London Food Link's magazine for Sustainable Food in London. More information
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The Mayor of London Ken Livingstone and Jenny Jones the Chair of London Food today (Wednesday 14th September 2005) launched a draft London Food strategy and they are asking Londoners for their comments. London Food Link will be running this three month consultation.
The only way to save local fishing industry jobs is to stop eating fish – unless you can be sure it’s been caught by British fishermen using sustainable methods, argues a report published today by Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.
FISS fails to recognise the limitations of consumers’ ability to drive sustainability through the food industry.
The Children’s Food Bill will be re-introduced to Parliament this afternoon by Mary Creagh MP, who is leading the Bill following her success in the Private Members’ Ballot on 26th May. To coincide with the Bill’s re-introduction, a full-colour summary copy of a new report, ‘The Children’s Food Bill – Why we need a new law, not more voluntary approaches’ will be distributed to every Member of Parliament today.
Sustainable Food Chains Working Party outlines vision of sustainable farm assurance scheme following Sustainable Development Commission's (SDC) review of the Little Red Tractor scheme.
A response from Sustain's Children's Food Bill campaign to the Department for Education and Skills school food consultation states that the DfES should lead school meal improvement, rather than passing responsibility to a new School Food Trust. Improvements in Scotland have been achieved by the implementation of meaningful, mandatory standards and a substantial £65M investment in infrastructure, but without the establishment of an unnecessary Trust.
Download presentations and read discussion notes from the sustainable food infrastructure workshops held at the King’s Fund, London, on the 9th February 2005.
Responding to the House of Commons Health Committee's Inquiry into the Government's Public Health White Paper, the Children's Food Bill campaign welcomes the Government's recognition of the strong case for action to restrict unhealthy food marketing to children. However, having identified the problem, restated the strength of research and noted the huge public support for protective action, the Government places undue reliance on ineffective voluntary codes.
Sustain and the Food Commission are working under contract to the LDA, to develop guidelines useful to planners, social housing organisations, local authority staff, Primary Care Trusts and local food and health organisations. The aim is to stimulate work that will improve access to healthy and affordable food in deprived areas of London.
The Royal Brompton Hospital is holding a “Brompton Breakfast” morning on Wednesday 26th January to highlight its work in the catering department to increase the proportion of local and organic food served to staff, patients and visitors.
In the Public Health White Paper, it is said that the Government will set out its preferred option for voluntary controls on junk food advertising to children. But Sustain’s Children’s Food Bill campaign argues that each year that legislation is delayed, an estimated 40,000 children will become obese.
This report highlights some of the distribution barriers which are facing local and organic food producers when selling to the London market, and for purchasing organisations such as hospitals to buy locally made and distributed foods.
This report is the result of a survey conducted for the U.K. Food Group / Sustain Working Group on Trade and Agriculture.
Sustain, co-ordinators of the campaign for the Children’s Food Bill have announced that 205 MPs already support legislation to end junk food marketing to children. The announcement coincides with a keynote speech today by the Rt Hon Dr John Reid MP, in which the Secretary of State will set out the philosophy and political approach to the forthcoming White Paper on Public Health.
Sustain has teamed up with the National Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association (FARMA) to promote strong reasons to ‘Make yours a local lunch’ during Farmers’ Market Month this September.