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Marks and Spencer sandwich makers generate thousands of surplus slices each day, so a new beer made using those cast-offs can only be a good thing, right? Chris Young looks beyond the PR exercise and isn’t so sure.
Public Health England has revealed mixed progress in achieving voluntary sugar reduction targets, with two-thirds of the top 20 companies achieving no change, or even increasing sugar content. Children's Food Campaign responds.
We asked Sarah Wyndham Lewis of Bermondsey Street Bees and author of Planting For Honeybees for the insider scoop on how to create a buzz in the garden.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is consulting on the possibility of a complete ban on advertising of junk food and sugary drinks across the Transport for London network, to help combat child obesity, responding to campaigning on junk food marketing from Jamie Oliver, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Sustain and our alliance of organisations. We applaud this bold ambition, as part of the launch of a public consultation on the draft London Food Strategy. Show your support for the Mayor’s proposal?
Former Chancellor and now Harvard research fellow Ed Balls has published a research paper (co-written with fellow researcher Peter Sands) on the latest thinking of senior trade negotiation officials in the US and UK. You can read the full paper here.
Secondary school food is a hot topic at the moment, whether it's free school meal uptake, stay on site policies or junk food shops nearby. We're teaming up with School Food Matters to get responses from staff working in London's secondary schools to find out more about the work to improve the food and the barriers many face. Complete our survey for a chance to win one of five £20 M&S Vouchers.
Saturday 22 April saw 41 edible gardens from 22 London Boroughs participating in the Big Dig, Capital Growth’s London-wide community growing day, with the temperature reaching a whopping 25°C.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared war on junk food marketing, as part of her Government's new pledge to halve child obesity by 2030.
New research from Fields in Trust demonstrates that parks & green spaces across the UK provide people with over £34 billion of health & wellbeing benefits.
We want to see as many of you as possible at the UK's biggest Real Bread get together since 2015, so for two days only, we’re slicing 25% off full event tickets!
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is consulting on the possibility of a complete ban on advertising of junk food and sugary drinks across the Transport for London network, to help combat child obesity, responding to Sustain's campaigns for this action. Sustain applauds this bold ambition, as part of the launch today of a public consultation on the draft London Food Strategy.
Sustainable Fish Cities, the campaign to ensure only sustainable fish is eaten out of home in London, has welcomed the Mayor’s commitment to sustainable fish buying in the capital.
Following Scotland’s introduction of minimum pricing for alcohol Public Health England are to review evidence over introducing the system south of the border.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has proposed a ban on advertising of junk food across the Transport for London network, to tackle the ‘ticking timebomb’ of child obesity, following campaigner’s call for action. And now he wants your views.
Join the Alexandra Rose Charity as they launch their vouchers scheme to help families in Southwark buy fruit and veg.
Sustain member the Fairtrade Foundation announces Lord Mark Price, the former trade minister and managing director of Waitrose, as their new chair of trustees.
Ben Bradley MP has introduced a new Bill to parliament to create a network of wildflower corridors to help bees and other pollinators.
Currently, half of the UK’s food is imported, 30% of it comes from the EU. Being part of the EU customs union has meant that food from the EU can enter the UK easily with no tariffs.
The number of modern slavery cases rose by 35% from 2016-2017 according to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority - with agriculture and food industry amongst the worst sectors.
As Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall launches #BritainsFatFight, a new Parents' Jury survey wants to hear your views on how far advertising and promotions of unhealthy foods are influencing children's food preferences, and what you would like to see companies and the government do about junk food marketing.
The Real Bread Campaign is encouraging all bakeries and baking schools to make and publish their plans as soon as possible for the annual, international celebration of genuine sourdough.
Here at The ‘Eel, we’ve noticed a trend for people referring to meat free dishes and diets as ‘plant based’, so is it time to kick the V word?
The Sustainable Fish Cities campaign was honoured alongside the procurement community’s finest at the UK Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards.
An investigation by The Times shows that there has been a 40% reduction in abattoir inspections by the Food Standards Agency over the past six years.
The Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) urges the government to save small local abattoirs.
A campaign is running to install drinking fountains in Loughborough town centre.
Join other food producers from across Scotland for a workshop by Nourish Scotland on working in a local food enterprise.
A new fund has been launched to tackle the critical issue of veg consumption which is contributing to 20,000 premature deaths every year in the UK.
Beyond GM are hosting an event on how industrial food is causing an epidemic of chronic illnesses in children.
The loss of Geographical Indication (GI) after leaving the EU could cost the UK food industry billions of pounds.
As the Parliamentary Health and Social Care Select Committee opens its first oral enquiry on Childhood Obesity today, Sustain and Children's Food Campaign have called for renewed cross-governmental leadership across tax, advertising regulations, education and farming policies.
Sustain has written to all MPs to provide briefings on four major areas of policy. These topics are covered in a number of Defra and Department for International Trade white papers or command papers, expected shortly, or which are currently out for consultation. Bills are due to be brought before Parliament in this session.
Vicki Hird, Sustain’s Farm Campaign Coordinator, outlines the dangers of the proposed merger of Sainsbury’s and Asda.
Liam Fox is due to give a speech today in which he will reportedly say that it is 'anti-trade' and a 'myth' to point out that future trade deals we sign after Brexit could result in a 'degradation of food and environmental standards'. He says this is a false claim and even says it is a 'deception'.
New research has shown that over 75% of pig farmers and agricultural professionals support overturning the current ban on feeding leftovers to pigs.
A national tour is asking the public about what matters to them about food, farming and countryside, as the UK negotiates its exit from the EU.
New analysis from the Food and You survey shows more detailed picture of food in Wales, with 9% in the country experiencing low food security
Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) are asking you to write to your agriculture minister to create new laws to protect farmed rabbits.
A new marketing fund for vegetables will be launched next week by The Food Foundation.
The Vegetarian Society wants your help to fund a poster campaign on the London Underground for this year’s National Vegetarian Week 14-20 May.
The European Commission launches an investigation into front of pack nutritional labelling.
3,600 tonnes of dangerous and illegal foods seized in global food crime operation.
Following pressure from campaigners EU member states have voted in favour of an almost complete ban of the use of neonicotinoid insecticides.
Sustain provided written and oral evidence to the MP's Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committeei Inquiry into the Government’s consultation: ‘Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit.’ At the oral evidence session on 25 April 2018 Vicki Hird spoke of the need to address public health as a public good alongside social, ethical and environmental goods, and to take account of farm diversity and farmworker's needs. She highlighted public procurement as an opportunity, the need to maintain high standards in any trade deal and for greater regulation to ensure fair play in the supply chain.
The UK’s first Food and Poverty conference was recently held at King’s College and the new ENUF network has been launched for researchers, policy makers, and practitioners with an interest in food poverty.
The president of the American National Farmer’s Union says chlorine-washed chicken and hormone injected beef is “perfectly safe” and there has been a lot of “fear-mongering.”
The Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) Open Farm Sunday is approaching. The annual event opens up the farming industry to get the public to see how their food is grown.
A new drinking water fund is working with landowners to install drinking water fountains across the capital.
The number of three day food supplies given out in the UK rose 13% from 2017-2018, more than double the growth from the previous period. Sustain urges more action ‘beyond the food bank’ in response.
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.
Following the launch during Urban Food Fortnight 2017, we are delighted to be able to finally share with you our first 50 Urban Food Heroes. These are people and enterprises that grow, cook, make and save food and, ultimately, are making London a better place through their amazing ventures.
Find out what first got London Food Link supporter and head brewer at Walthamstow's Wild Card Brewery, Jaega Wise, into brewing beer.
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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Save Our Antibiotics
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