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Patti Rundall OBE, policy director of Baby Milk Action, gives an eye-witness account of US government bullying tactics to prevent global efforts to protect breastfeeding and restrict misleaing marketing of breastmilk substitutes. It wasn't "fake news", she says - it really happened - "I know, I was there".
Seven cities and local authorities are looking to dump junk food adverts or promote healthier ones in an effort to tackle diet related disease in their area. The pledges to act were made by places ranging from Bournemouth & Poole to Glasgow following the Sustainable Food Cities conference, just hours after the launch of the Government’s Obesity Plan. Restricting junk food advertising is one of the headline measures of the Plan, alongside a Government pledge to support local trailblazers taking action to improve children’s health.
The End Hunger UK coalition have launched a petition today calling on the Prime Minister to fix universal credit.
On Saturday 7 July, more than 60 bakers, millers and other Real Bread lovers enjoyed twelve hours of baking, clay oven making and chatting at the Real Bread Campaign and Brook Food Processing Equipment’s mini-festival near Taunton.
New research by The Mirror has shown bottled water from the same source being sold for three times the price under a different label. Read Sustain’s comment on another bottled water con.
Recent moves by the World Health Organisation to encourage breastfeeding across the globe were reportedly blocked by the United States of America. Drawing on decades of research showing that mother’s milk is the healthiest for children the resolution ran into trouble when the US, apparently responding to the financial interests of infant formula manufacturers, objected.
The UK Government has today committed to negotiate with the EU for "a common rule book for all goods including agri-food" - Sustain's chief executive Kath Dalmeny welcomes the aspiration and raises concerns about the detail.
Issue 36 of the Real Bread Campaign supporters’ magazine for July- September 2018 is out now
Children's Food Campaign & Obesity Health Alliance call for tougher restrictions on online advertising after the ASA bans three advertising campaigns by Mondelez/Cadbury, Swizzels Matlow and Cloetta (Chewits).
London Food Link supporters have an opportunity to win an ad slot in the September-December 2018 issue of The ‘Eel, the capital’s good food magazine.
Replying to a parliamentary question prompted by the Real Bread Campaign’s latest loaf labelling crusade, the Minister of State at Defra has rejected any improvement “in the interests of reducing unnecessary regulatory burden”.
Food Cardiff launched its Five Year Food Security Plan at the Food Power conference networking event on 26 June 2018.
Twenty young people from Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio, Blackburn Central High School & St Thomas’s participated in the Future Food Inquiry. The group included young people working with Food Power
Summer’s here so let’s hit the beach! Pack your sun cream / wellies and find where Sally Gurteen says you can do better than unsustainable fish and soggy chips.
To mark the 70th birthday of the NHS, the i newspaper has written a piece on how hospital food has changed over the years. See Sustain's comment.
With just one week until the Real Bread lovers’ event on 7 July, ‘The Dough Anarchist’ is the latest expert to be announced, and ticket sales end on Wednesday 4 July.
Today NHS England have announced that an outright ban on selling sugary drinks in foodservice or retail outlets on NHS premises will not come into force in July 2018, despite including a clause in NHS hospital contracts earlier this year that hinted a ban would be imposed.
Brighton and Hove’s holistic approach to tackling food poverty is being hailed as an inspiration to other towns and cities across the UK as a detailed report shows an impressive 93% progress rate for its Food Poverty Action Plan.
The Real Bread Campaign has secured slots in the Theatre of Food across the weekend of 13-15 July at Henham Park in Suffolk.
Sustain Alliance members Compassion in World Farming released a Brexit briefing this week, spelling out the gaps in animal welfare standards between the UK and its likely future trading partners. They also specified the measures needed to be put in place to protect animal welfare.
‘Eel readers may do well at making good food choices in their everyday lives. But what happens when we’re having (possibly alcohol-fuelled) fun in the sun, especially at a music festival, asks Kirsten Foster.
The Jellied ‘Eel has fished out five of the best recently-opened restaurants, markets, pop-ups and bars in London…so you don’t have to!
Run by the Mayor of London’s Regeneration team at City Hall to support Londoners who want to create community-based projects and improve their local area, Crowdfund London is offering to top up crowdfunding campaigns.
Somerset’s first food trail - the culinary equivalent of an art trail - takes place 20 July - 29 July.
Do you think that shoppers and small, independent local bakeries deserve better protection from the effects of incomplete loaf labelling and potentially misleading marketing?
There are less than two weeks to respond to the draft London Food Strategy, to shape the way that we grow, make, cook, eat and save food in London.
Michael Gove seems to be ignoring calls for better protection from incomplete and potentially misleading loaf labelling and marketing, so the Real Bread Campaign needs YOUR help to show him the problem.
On 27 June at Cardiff City Hall, Food Power will host a conference on how local food networks can tackle the root causes of food poverty.
The Government has now published details of Chapter Two of the Childhood Obesity Plan. Children's Food Campaign welcomes bold pledges to curb junk food marketing and strengthen School Food standards, but an overall B Grade suggests much more work is needed to turn commitments into action.
After years of campaigning to tighten restructions on junk food marketing and promotions, Sustain and its Children's Food Campaign have welcomed Chapter Two of the Government's Child Obesity Plan which sets out bold commitments on these issues. But much is still to be shaped in the consultations that will follow over the rest of 2018. Read on for our response.
Following on from a piece in the Guardian about big pharmaceutical companies' marketing campaigns muddying the waters on antiobiotic use in farming, Sustain CEO Kath Dalmeny has written an opinion piece for them. You can read the piece in full here.
Benjamin Cullen says ‘velo’ to the new wave of pedal-powered provender peddlers.
Sustain's calls for an Honest Crust Act gets further creedence in a new report covered in the Guardian.
There is ever greater awareness of animal agriculture’s impact on the environment, human health and animal welfare, spearheaded by savvy, networked consumers, living under the looming shadow of a projected population of nine billion, says sustainability and social impact consultant Tania Han.
The UK supermarkets have seen major disruptions of late, with the rise and rise of Aldi and Lidl alongside the growth in on-line purchases. The revolution ramped up a notch in May with asurprise move by Sainsbury’s, says Vicki Hird.
‘Eel regular columnist, chef Tom Hunt, shares why we should be seeing seasonal strawberries and local loganberries.
This was the first of our restaurant reviews. Being The ‘Eel, we didn’t want to stop at ‘tastes nice, great atmosphere’, so we chatted to our friends at the Sustainable Restaurant Association before sending Zoe McIntyre out…
Ruth Westcott reveals the results of Sustainable Fish Cities’ investigation of contract caterers that has unmasked the fish fight heroes and zeroes.
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.
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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