A conference on the Implications of Brexit for Rural Land Management and Fisheries in Wales will take place on Tuesday 13th February 2018, 11am-4pm a the Medrus Centre, Aberystwyth University. Speakers are from the Wales Centre for Public Policy and Sustain alliance member New Economics Foundation.
Sustain applauds the main points of the vision laid out in the Rethinking Food in Wales inquiry from the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee, part of the National Assembly for Wales
What should Labour fight for in the post Brexit farm policy era? We will be exploring this at an event on 24th September alongside SERA, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) and The Land Workers' Alliance.
Wales, already the UK leader in recycling, has become the latest nation to set an ambitious food waste target -- and there is still time to respond to the wide-ranging consultation on 'Rethinking Food in Wales'.
The UK’s departure from the European Union has profound implications for our food, farming and fishing. The Sustain alliance Campaign for a Better Food Britain seeks to ensure the best possible outcome for the UK’s food, farming and fishing industries, for citizens and the environment. Find out more about the Repeal, Trade, Agriculture and Fisheries Bills to come.
Having originally focussed on tobacco and the provision of public toilets, the Public Health (Wales) Bill has been amended to require the Government to produce an obesity strategy.
The opportunities and risks of Brexit continue to preoccupy policy makers and Sustain member organisations. We summarise recent activity here.
A group of over 30 organisations, including national charities, businesses and academics, are calling on the UK administrations to commit to eliminating ‘Holiday Hunger’, where children from poorer families struggle to eat a nutritious diet during school holidays.
A new fund will provide quality meals and activities during the school summer holidays, aimed at helping pupils from some of Wales’s most deprived communities.
Thousands of meals served every day in schools, hospitals, universities and colleges in Wales will serve only verifiably sustainable fish, thanks to a pledge by the National Procurement Service (NPS) for Wales announced today.
The Welsh Government has mandated increases averaging 6% in minimum pay rates for all categories of agricultural workers in Wales
Calls for a tax on sugary drinks led by Plaid Cmyru, have been backed by Labour in a vote in the Welsh Assembly, with members voting 38 to 10 in favour of the motion.
A large network of teachers, researchers, farmers and campaigners have worked together for 9 months to produce a report about Food Values in Wales.
Shadow Health Minister, Elin Jones has called for the Welsh Government to introduce a tax on sugary drinks.
A new report aiming to generate practical food policy ideas will be launched at the Senedd in Cardiff later this month.
Tying in with the Real Bread Campaign's call for an Honest Crust Act, The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has issued new guidance on the use of words often seen in loaf marketing.
On 20 April, Welsh Government and Public Health Wales convened a Food Poverty Think Tank in Cardiff. The purpose of the all-Wales meeting was to bring together partners to identify strategic actions that could be collectively delivered to improve outcomes for people at risk of food poverty.
Find out where the different political parties stand on food and farming issues. Sustain has compiled their positions on food and farming as stated in the 2015 general election main manifestos.
Find out where the different political parties stand on fishing and the marine environment. Sustain has compiled their positions as stated in the 2015 general election main manifestos.
Cardiff are amongst four parts of the UK to receive the status of sustainable food city, with particular credit given to their role in sustainable fish pledges in the city and throughout Welsh hospitals. Sustain are one of the coordinators of the Sustaniable Food Cities network, with Food Matters and Soil Association.
Ruth Westcott joined BBC Radio Wales to discuss news that all Welsh hospitals will serve sustainable fish. Interview starts at 01:55, listen out for a cheeky fish pun! Sustainable Fish Cities is run by Sustain and is this years Sustainable Food Cities campaign.
NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) have signed the Sustainable Fish Cities pledge, meaning only verifiably sustainable fish will be served in an estimated 850,000 meals per year. Sustainable fish standards will be mandatory in England from April 1st, yet worryingly few hospitals and caterers outside Wales have made the same commitment.
The University of South Wales has become the latest higher education institution to pledge to serve only demonstrably sustainable fish. Incorpoating the former University of Glamorgan and University of Wales, the university has over 30,000 students and the pledge will greatly help Cardiff's campaign to become a Sustainable Fish City.
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