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A selection of recent prominent appearances by Sustain projects and campaigns in the press.

The Grocer

India trade deal could expose UK food to harmful chemicals, campaigners warn

Sustain comments

22 Mar 2023 | Visit

The Observer

Thérèse Coffey’s ‘eat turnips’ message leaves bitter taste after UK’s biggest grower gives up

Vicki Hird, Head of Sustainable Farming,  comments.

18 Mar 2023 | Visit

International Business Times

Food security in the UK: The post-Brexit reality for farming and fishing

Orla Delargy, Head of Public Affairs, comments.

13 Mar 2023 | Visit

Mail Online

School meals `should be free for all just like desks and chairs´

Barbara Crowther from the Children’s Food Campaign comments

9 Mar 2023 | Visit

The Independent

School meals ‘should be free for all just like desks and chairs’

Barbara Crowther from the Children’s Food Campaign comments

9 Mar 2023 | Visit

Wales Online

Call for universal free school meals across the UK

9 Mar 2023 | Visit

Irish News

School meals ‘should be free for all just like desks and chairs'

9 Mar 2023 | Visit

Public Sector Catering

UK food crisis will get worse unless supply chain gets more care

Reference of Sustain report 'Unpicking Food Prices'

9 Mar 2023 | Visit

The Guardian

Should we cherish our turnips? Why the British food system may need a reboot

Vicki Hird, head of sustainable farming, comments

24 Feb 2023 | Visit

The Telegraph

The Tories have abandoned farmers – and risk losing the rural vote

Mention of Sustain report 'Unpicking Food Prices' within context of NFU conference

21 Feb 2023 | Visit


Free school meals: London's mayor launches £130m scheme for primary pupils

Barbara Crowther from the Children's Food Campaign comments.

20 Feb 2023 | Visit

The Sun

Major change to free school meals for children – will you be affected? Noa Hoffman

Barbara Crowther from the Children's Food Campaign comments

20 Feb 2023 | Visit

The Mirror

EXCLUSIVE: Free school meals for all primary kids in London, announces capital's mayor Sadiq Khan

Barbara Crowther of the Children’s Food Campaign contributes.

19 Feb 2023 | Visit

The Independent

Free school meals for every primary school pupil in London as Sadiq Khan unveils £130m scheme

19 Feb 2023 | Visit

Express and Star

Annual campaign putting spotlight on 'Real Bread'

Information on Real Bread week, coordinated by The Real Bread Campaign

18 Feb 2023 | Visit

The Telegraph

The rise and fall of sourdough shows that lockdown tastes are waning

'Members of the Real Bread Campaign, which represents independent bakers, are sourdough purists who are miffed that the code permits bread containing commercial yeast to be marketed as sourdough under such weaselly locutions as “with sourdough” and “sourdough flavour”. They propose an Honest Crust Act to separate the sourdough from the sourfaux.'

8 Feb 2023 | Visit

The Telegraph

Bakers in furious row over proper way to make a sourdough

Chris Young, coordinator for the Real Bread Campaign comments.

4 Feb 2023 | Visit

The Guardian

Public health groups urge Rishi Sunak to widen free school meals programme

Sustain and the Children's Food Campaign join leading public health organisations in a letter to the Prime Minister, expressing growing concerns about rising child food insecurity and obesity as a result of the cost of living crisis, and the need for urgent action.

2 Feb 2023 | Visit

The Grocer

Sourdough gets first-ever code of practice from bakers’ association

The Real Bread Campaign co-ordinator Chris Young comments on new guidelines:  “The codes’ authors came late to the sourdough game but, rather than playing according to practices established over more than four decades by the UK custodians of the craft, they decided to write their own rules.”

1 Feb 2023 | Visit

The Express

Brexit outrage as EU bonfire bill raises pesticide 'cancer risk' in UK groceries

Sustain CEO Kath Dalmeny comments.

19 Jan 2023 | Visit

BBC Country File

BBC Country File: Rockingham Castle 

Vicki Hird presents findings from report 'Unpicking food prices', exposing how little farmers earn on the food they produce.

18 Dec 2022 | Visit

The Grocer

Healthy Start vouchers: half of families missing out, claim campaigners

Campaign coordinator Vera Zakharov contributes.

14 Dec 2022 | Visit

The Guardian

UK farmers making tiny profits as supermarkets boast record takings 

Head of Sustainable Farming Vicki Hird contributes.

2 Dec 2022 | Visit

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