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Patti Rundall OBE, policy director of Baby Milk Action, gives an eye-witness account of US government bullying tactics to prevent global efforts to protect breastfeeding and restrict misleaing marketing of breastmilk substitutes. It wasn't "fake news", she says - it really happened - "I know, I was there".
The SUGAR SMART campaign held a successful one year celebration event at London's City Hall, bringing together nearly 100 local campaign leads, organisations, businesses and individuals tackling sugar overconsumption in their communities across the UK.
It looks like herring is making a comeback, says Becca Roberts.
Whether you are leading a local campaign, taking action as a participating setting, or an individual, take part in SUGAR SMART September using our free resources and sugar reduction challenge ideas.
Makemore Festival are bringing five fantastic days of making and doing to Victoria Park this August Bank holiday weekend, with plenty on offer for those who love good food.
Sustain joined thirty-four organisations, reflecting a wide range of food, farming, consumer and nature conservation interests in writing a joint letter to Defra’s Secretary of State, Michael Gove, asking him to take urgent action to save the UK’s network of smaller abattoirs, which are closing at an alarming rate.
The British barbecue can be one dimensional to say the least. At worst it’s a suspect sausage fest or tinfoil insta-grill of blackened, but still raw, caged chicken. It doesn’t have to be that way, says our resident chef, Tom Hunt.
Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust joins the SUGAR SMART Campaign and announces a ban on sugary drinks sales across all its retail sites, including WHSmith and Marks & Spencer.
The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints against a KFC 'Mars Krushem' milkshake outside a primary school and a TV ad for Kellogg's Coco Pops shown on a children's channel, but rules aimed at protecting kids from junk food marketing are still not strong enough, say health campaigners.
London Food Link’s new interactive online map and directory is open, so you can list Urban Food Fortnight events and help promote London’s local larder from 20th September to 7th October 2018.
According to The NHS, ‘some people with wheat sensitivity have no problems when they eat […] sourdough bread […] or any bread from a specialist bakery, rather than a supermarket.’
14 cities and local areas receive funding from Sustainable Food Cities to run Veg Cities campaigns. Nottingham and Glasgow are the first to launch their campaigns in August, following successful pilots in Cardiff, Brighton & Hove and Birmingham.
Kester Muller quizzes Joris Gunawardena, the director of Sutton Community Farm, London’s most productive community food-growing space.
Leading marine NGOs have issued a rallying cry: write to Michael Gove now to call for better post-Brexit fishing policy
The possibility of the UK crashing out of the EU with ‘no deal’ has raised the spectre of potential food shortages. Sustain comments, urging a fair, measured and well-planned approach to avoid unnecessary food disruption and anxiety, particularly for the 8.4 million people in the UK already living with food insecurity.
A popular “Payment by Results” (PBR) pilot farm support scheme has been granted two years of further funding as part of a programme of ‘tests and trials’ for future farm policy.
Save the date(s): This is an extract from the Sustain Brexit Forum newsletter. Sign up to receive regular updates (monthly or bi-monthly) at: www.sustainweb.org/brexit/
London Food Link have launched a new Good Food Map ahead of this year’s Urban Food Fortnight. Dubbed the place to find good food places, it is set to celebrate those championing ethical and sustainable food across the capital.
Farm support, access to farm labour and the future of animal welfare are just some of the issues being addressed in UK farm policy. This is an extract from Sustain's Brexit Forum newsletter, June/July 2018. Sign up to receive news updates monthly or bi-monthly at: www.sustainweb.org/brexit
The Government's plan for replacing the EU Common Fisheries Policy has at last been published - find out more here. This is an extract from Sustain's Brexit Forum newsletter, June/July 2018. Sign up to receive news updates monthly or bi-monthly at: www.sustainweb.org/brexit
A new Environment Act, green watchdog and institutions to regulate chemicals are all needed - and must be robust enough to defend our health and the natural environment. Just some of the issues being addressed in UK environment policy. This is an extract from Sustain's Brexit Forum newsletter, June/July 2018. Sign up to receive news updates monthly or bi-monthly at: www.sustainweb.org/brexit
The new UK Trade Bill, preparations for future trade deals, and US food standards have been dominating the media and Parliament. With so much to play for in food, farming and fishing, read more about the latest developments in UK trade policy. This is an extract from Sustain's Brexit Forum newsletter, June/July 2018. Sign up to receive news updates monthly or bi-monthly at: www.sustainweb.org/brexit
Modern Baker in Oxford has secured £100k to explore whether freezing can help make carbohydrates healthier
Sustain is pleased that the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for England touches on food production and access to healthier food.
Sustain member Feedback argues that the UK should lift the ban on feeding surplus food to pigs.
Sustain member GM Freeze welcomes the judgement which states that organisms obtained by mutagenesis are Genetically Modified Organisms and are subject to full GMO regulation.
Sustain member the Women’s Environmental Network host a summer gathering of the Tower Hamlets Food Growing Network.
Shops, farms and producers are celebrating the return of Organic September from Sustain member the Soil Association.
Nestled between a garage and The Elephant and Castle gyratory is an unlikely location for a food market. But, as Andrea Rasca, the founder and self-titled Chief Executive Dreamer of Mercato Metropolitano, tells Fran Bernhardt, that’s half the point.
Get your local authority to tell us what it is doing to address food poverty!
We Londoners don’t spend our whole lives in the capital, so as a change to our regular ‘Eel Loves… feature, we sent intrepid traveller Clare Gilbert to brave the trains to explore the good food scene of Bohemian Brighton.
Natural chef, Ceri Jones speaks to the Eel about her work, food heroes and love of straciatella ice cream.
What's new on The ‘Eel’s radar? Elliot Kett gets us up to date.
Summer’s here so let’s hit the beach! Pack your sun cream / wellies and find where Sally Gurteen says you can do better than unsustainable fish and soggy chips.
‘Eel readers may do well at making good food choices in their everyday lives. But what happens when we’re having (possibly alcohol-fuelled) fun in the sun, especially at a music festival, asks Kirsten Foster.
Benjamin Cullen says ‘velo’ to the new wave of pedal-powered provender peddlers.
There is ever greater awareness of animal agriculture’s impact on the environment, human health and animal welfare, spearheaded by savvy, networked consumers, living under the looming shadow of a projected population of nine billion, says sustainability and social impact consultant Tania Han.
The UK supermarkets have seen major disruptions of late, with the rise and rise of Aldi and Lidl alongside the growth in on-line purchases. The revolution ramped up a notch in May with asurprise move by Sainsbury’s, says Vicki Hird.
‘Eel regular columnist, chef Tom Hunt, shares why we should be seeing seasonal strawberries and local loganberries.
With the introduction of the Government’s Soft Drinks Industry Levy – commonly known as the Sugary Drinks Tax – this report reflects on the campaign and coalition of charities and champions that made it happen.
The surplus reduction guide to help small bakeries save dough.
How well are the UK’s top contract caterers supporting ocean conservation through their sustainable fish buying policies and practices?
Read the review of Sustain’s activities and achievements for this financial year.
The Good Food for London report measures progress and encourages London councils to take action on good food. It measures action on 11 different good food measures, from food growing, encouraging breastfeeding, school food, Fairtrade and fair pay. Scores range from 88 to 13 per cent. The Good Food for London league table 2017 is topped by the London Borough of Greenwich, followed by Islington, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Waltham Forest.
Beyond the Food Bank 2017 is the third edition of London’s comprehensive food poverty profile. The report looks at what local authorities are doing to reduce food poverty across a range of measures.
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