Campaigning for good trade that benefits people and the planet at home and overseas.
We put sustainable food, farming and fishing, and good trade on the agenda of decision makers. We advocate for trade that guarantees people in the UK can enjoy a supply of food that is safe, affordable and good for our health, animal welfare, and the environment. We want to see precious natural resources protected and damaging emissions that cause climate change reduced. We also want to be sure that farmers and food producers at home and abroad can make a decent living.
According to Which? 95% of UK consumers support maintaining existing food standards and over 2.65 million consumers signed petitions.
More than 5k Sustain members and allies wrote to MPs to protect food standards.
Sustain recruited more than 1000 farmers to call for high food standards in trade.
Government made the Trade and Agriculture Commission statutory and pledged expert members on animal welfare and the environment.
Public health and trade: Post-Brexit lessons for the Government's Tackling Obesity Strategy
4 Mar 2021
Low standard food could end up in Scotland and Wales, thanks to the internal market bill
29 Mar 2021
Current areas of work
Advocating for the protection of food, farming and fishing standards, supporting the work of the Future British Standards Coalition.
Lobbying for the protection of pesticide and antibiotics policies from future trade deals.
Promoting trade policies that protect and enhance child health.
Raising awareness of the impact of trade on the climate and nature emergency.
Trick or Trade: the impacts of Free Trade Agreements on food environments and child obesity. Executive summary
Trick or Trade: the impacts of Free Trade Agreements on food environments and child obesity. Full report
House of Commons Trade Bill: briefing for consideration of Lords amendments (Tuesday 19 January 2021)