RT @TRF_Stories: Having enough good quality food to eat should be a bare minimum in a country like the UK, and yet about 8.4 million of us…
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Veg glorious veg! Cambridge starts campaign for more vegetables https://t.co/eqXuCP5h6u
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@carrotmuseum Good point!!
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For too long agriculture policy has failed in its stated goals to protect farmers or stop harm arising from food production. We have the opportunity in the UK now to address these failings and ensure UK farm policy supports farmers in producing food whilst delivering public benefits like environment and nature, tackling climate change and other benefits. These are defined, somewhat loosely, as ‘public goods’. What seems less well understood is the need to protect public health via agriculture policy.
Sustain responds to the Brexit agreement and comments on the potential implications for food, fishing and farming, and the impact on the environment, health, businesses and citizens.
The Climate change Committee which provides the government with independent advice on building a low-carbon economy and preparing for climate change released two key reports today which will have major implications for food and farming - on land use and on biofuels.
SUGAR SMART Newcastle launched on Wednesday 14 November at the Beacon Centre, with an impressive partnership of settings, businesses and groups from across the city joining up to tackle the impacts of sugar overconsumption on their local communities.
Sustain member the Alexandra Rose Charity has launched a new film to share the exciting developments in their Rose Vouchers for Fruit & Veg Project.
Research by Sustain member the Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention has found that a health tax on red and processed meat could prevent more than 220,000 deaths and save over US$40 billion in healthcare costs every year.
Sustain member Friends of the Earth warns against the impact that a mega pig farm would have on animal welfare and the environment.
Parliamentary Inquiry highlights the need for more research into the impact of austerity and hardship on families who use infant formula
Coke truck tour 37% shorter than last year as local opposition grows, with evidence emerging that local authorities are refusing Coke permission to park on their land. Over 80 groups and local authorities, and campaigners including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall sign letter calling for Coca-Cola to stop giving out free sugary drinks, with the truck targetting areas with some of the worst dietary health problems. ASDA and Tesco now under pressure to stop hosting the truck.
Islington brings together schools caterer Caterlink, leisure provider GLL, Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club, London Metropolitan University and others to improve meals served across the Borough.
An influential parliamentary committee has warned that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is too complacent about potential disruption to trade and says fundamental issues for food, chemical and animal importers and exporters are yet to be resolved. The Public Affairs Committee (PAC) also found the Department had not engaged adequately with small and medium businesses and as a result the SMEs are ‘ill prepared’ for Brexit.
People will be able to access a range of food growing masterclasses run by the experienced Capital Growth trainers as part of the festive offerings at Taste of London from 15-18 November.
Portsmouth City Council runs six local youth club projects and six adventure playgrounds across the city, throughout the school holidays and after school hours. Alongside other activities, children and young people try new healthier foods, learn to cook, eat healthy balanced meals, and learn about growing their own fruit and vegetables.
Capital Growth’s fourth careers themed conference welcomed over 80 people looking to find their good food job, on 18 October as part of the Gaia Foundation's We Feed the World exhibition, at Oxo Tower Wharf.
The government has written to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) asking whether further action is needed to meet the ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement.
The Orchard Project has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £17,500 in order to continue their mission to reduce fruit waste in the city.
Sustain member, the Kindling Trust have secured almost £500,000 of funding to develop Stockport’s Community Food Hub which will offer social prescribing, urban food production, horticulture training and challenge issues including food poverty.
A Food Standards Scotland survey shows that healthy eating is an increasingly significant concern for people in Scotland.
The Real Bread Campaign is calling on bakeries, baking schools, schools, nurseries, community groups, mills to start planning for the annual, international celebration of baking and buying additive-free loaves.
A national petition calling on the UK government to Fix Universal Credit was handed over at 10 Downing Street on 7 November
On 25 October the European Parliament voted for a new law to do away with unfair trading in the food supply chain.
Beyond the Food Bank 2018 is the fourth 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.
In our annual London borough league table and series of good food maps, we shine a light on which boroughs are leading the way in creating a better food future for all Londoners. Good Food For London encourages London councils to take action on good food and measures progress in 11 different areas, from food growing, encouraging breastfeeding, school food, Fairtrade and fair pay.
The Camapign coordinator's reply to a letter regarding its call for improved loaf labelling and marketing from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Food and Animal Welfare
London Food Link has announced the first guests giving short talks at its networking evening get together at Hiver Beers on Thursday 22 November.
This guide, co-written with Sustain member Shared Assets, shows how councils can take forward food growing in parks, using public assets to address local priorities. The guide shows councils not only the many benefits of using parks for food growing, but the different options for working with their local communities to manage these sites.
A Real Bread Campaign investigation of in-store bakery and own brand loaf manufacture, labelling and marketing.
Most parents told us they are concerned that junk food advertising is having a significant impact on their children’s food choices. Many reported that their children were regularly being targeted and as a result increasingly associated unhealthy foods with treats and rewards, and asked for the brands they saw, making it harder for them to encourage healthy eating habits.
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