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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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Rural Development Programme for England 2007 – 2013
Consultation response by Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.
The world’s top 25 food companies appear not to be taking the new global diet and health agenda seriously enough, says an 80 page report from The City University out today.
Responding to media speculation that tomorrow Ofcom will recommend banning TV adverts for junk food before the early evening, Richard Watts, Children's Food Bill campaign coordinator at Sustain, said: "If Ofcom are serious about putting children's health above the narrow interests of the food and advertising industries they should stop all junk food TV ads before the 9pm watershed.
Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming, has reacted with concern to reports on the BBC that the soft drinks industry has known for years that cancer-causing Benzene can form in soft drinks that contain Vitamin C.
Campaigners for better children’s food welcomed the Education Bill published today. The Bill will mean that there are tough rules on the standard of school meals, as well as other food sold in schools. This sounds the death-knell for ‘Turkey Twizzlers’ and other junk foods in schools.
Sustain’s Food and Mental Health Project has now released its report on the connection between food and mental health. Changing Diets, Changing Minds: how food affects mental health and behaviour was released on 16 January.
A response from Sustain's Children's Food Bill campaign to the Department for Education and Skills' Transforming School Food consultation welcomes the thrust of the School Meals Review Panels report, but makes 18 specific supplementary recommendations. The introduction of nutrient based standards is one of the provisions of the Children's Food Bill, but these standards must be extended to all food available in schools and standards should also take account of sustainable development.
Launched on the 25th November 2005 at a food strategy consultation event, this report for the London Development Agency details work undertaken by London Food Link explorimg opportunities for sustainable food to be introduced into London schools.
The Judges' Special Award was given to Sustain, the alliance for 'better food and farming'. Judge Sheila Dillon said: 'It was Sustain's work into food that made it possible to start thinking about what to do, and what was wrong with school dinners.'
Under the auspices of the London Hospital Project, but with additional funding from the London Development Agency, Sustain commissioned Professor John Whitelegg to prepare a case for a sustainable food logistics centre - a food hub.
The hospital food project has published the interim report: 'Getting more sustainable food into London's hospitals: Can it be done? And is it worth it?' A full report will be published in Spring 2006.
The Children’s Food Bill campaign has published a major report detailing the repeated failure of voluntary controls as the Children’s Food Bill gets its Second Reading in the House of Commons this afternoon. The Bill seeks to protect children from junk food advertising and promotions.
Support from Sustain’s Traditional Orchards Project Working Party for English Nature's case to include traditional orchards as a new habitat action plan in the coming revision of the Biodiversity Action Plan.
An open letter from more than twenty prominent food writers and chefs today calls on the Prime Minister to support the Children’s Food Bill to protect children from being targeted by junk food advertisers. The letter’s signatories include Raymond Blanc, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Sophie Grigson, Marguerite Patten OBE, Gary Rhodes, Nigel Slater, Rick Stein and Antony Worrall Thompson.
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.