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In the month that the Real Bread Campaign is helping to share the delicious delights of genuine sourdough, and champion the people who make it, Campaign coordinator Chris Young questions the way some industrial loaf fabricators are using the term.
Sustain’s Growing Health campaign helps Sow the City provide a well being garden for those at North Manchester General Hospital.
Urban Food Fortnight kicks off today, and with almost 100 events celebrating all that is grown, made, cooked, saved, foraged and fermented in the capital, get ready to slurp, sip and sample the good stuff.
Three politically charged words sum up the problem of trying to assess whether the draft Agriculture Bill published last week will work: budget, duties and trade. Will there be a budget to do what it needs to deliver? Will any of the powers in the Bill mean anything if they do not need to be taken up? And how does any of this matter if we end up with a poor or ‘no deal’ with the EU and deals with other counties that undermine standards? All these are huge unknowns yet they may have deep impacts on whether the Bill delivers a better farming future. With those fundamental uncertainties in mind, and the fact that the Bill has its second reading on 10 October, the following are ten key questions about the Bill and our attempts to answer them:*
Get ready to dive into everything good about food in London this Urban Food Fortnight. From 20th September to 7th October, Londoners will be treated to the biggest ever menu of good food events, celebrating all that is grown, made, cooked, saved, foraged and – even bigger this year – fermented in the capital.
Only 10 miles from the M25, this is one of the few small farm dairies left around London, and one of the last remaining in Essex. Rebecca Tyers from London Farmers’ Markets catches up with the family.
Agri-tech scientists are calling on the government to relax the rules on gene editing after Brexit. Sustain member GM Freeze believes we need to keep the EU’s strong safeguards in place.
The Children’s Food Campaign has won a landmark ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to stop Kinder targeting adverts to children via its Kindernauts website, Magic Kinder website, app and YouTube films. But parents say rules designed to protect children are still not good enough.
Ahead of his visit later this year, Sustain has submitted evidence to the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and extreme poverty on the state of the Right to Food in the UK
Fancy a night in? With all these brilliant Urban Food Fortnight deals and discounts your friends at London Food Link have bagged at ultra-local supperclubs, classes, talks, walks and more? Hell no!!
On Saturday 22 September community food growing gardens across the capital will take part in the Urban Harvest, a day to give Londoners a taste of all the fresh and delicious food grown in the city. From sharing a meal to community poems, foraging tours to volunteering, there is a wide range of ways to celebrate in London's edible gardens and enjoy the city's harvest.
Most parents told us they are concerned that junk food advertising is having a significant impact on their children’s food choices. Many reported that their children were regularly being targeted and as a result increasingly associated unhealthy foods with treats and rewards, and asked for the brands they saw, making it harder for them to encourage healthy eating habits.
The Fair by Design campaign to help tackle the poverty premium has been launched today.
Don’t miss your chance to learn from all five Real Bread Campaign ambassadors (Richard Bertinet, Aidan Chapman, Duncan Glendinning, Emmanuel Hadjiandreou and Andrew Whitley) at the Real Bread Campaign’s 10th anniversary event at E5 Bakehouse.
The government announces a nationwide pilot to bring seasonal workers from outside the EU to work on British farms for up to six months. Sustain welcomes the news but believes it doesn’t go nearly far enough in filling the labour shortage.
Sustain with SERA - Labour's Environment Campaign - and Wildlife & Countryside link (including WWT, RSPB, Woodland Trust, RSPCA and National Trust) are hosting an event at the Labour part Conference 25 September, Liverpool.
New report finds that there are an estimated 14.2 million people living in poverty in the U.K
Community Supported Agriculture, who are a member of Sustain, are celebrating their autumn harvests with special events in September and October 2018.
Community Food and Health (Scotland), who are part of the Sustain alliance, are holding their annual Hear Say networking conference on 24 October.
Abbi Kent visits the pub that might well be the first and only vegan boozer in the capital.
Yesterday the Scottish Parliament passed a motion requesting the Scottish Government bring forward a Good Food Nation Bill.
#UFF2018 is almost upon us and London Food Link is giving its supporters chance to win tickets to some of the brilliant events.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) tells MPs that their certification “isn’t perfect” and will improve the governing of independent certifiers.
The assurance scheme says that it will introduce unannounced inspections for members that “require more scrutiny” in a move to strengthen the brand.
Sustain member the Landworkers’ Alliance are marching for the ‘right to good food’ in London on Sunday 14 October.
Whilst there is much to celebrate after years of campaigning to shift farm subsidies to better support environmental goods, the Agriculture Bill offers too little in terms of health or harmony. Read our updated comment.
Veg Cities Glasgow launched at a community growing networking event. The city has around 90 community gardens but the Glasgow Community Food Network is advocating for more.
The NAO has warned that the government has failed to hire enough vets to process exports from the UK and there are fears that this means food and livestock could be delayed at UK borders after Brexit.
This cyber malarkey’s all well and good but to sate your appetite for good ol’ dead tree technology, the September-December issue of The Jellied Eel magazine is out now!
London Food Link has teamed up with one of the world’s most respected restaurant teams to create St. JOHN Pass It On.
In addition to composting, many of us dutifully separate and put recyclable food and drink packaging out for collection, perhaps with the nagging fear that it all just gets chucked in the same bin and sent to landfill. Sam Sinha rummages around to shed some light on what happens to your lovingly sorted stuff after collection.
Do kitchens set up by delivery companies create choice for diners and opportunities for some restaurants, or will an automated future in fact benefit only shareholders, ask Olly Davy.
It looks like herring is making a comeback, says Becca Roberts.
Whether you are leading a local campaign, taking action as a participating setting, or an individual, take part in SUGAR SMART September using our free resources and sugar reduction challenge ideas.
The British barbecue can be one dimensional to say the least. At worst it’s a suspect sausage fest or tinfoil insta-grill of blackened, but still raw, caged chicken. It doesn’t have to be that way, says our resident chef, Tom Hunt.
Nestled between a garage and The Elephant and Castle gyratory is an unlikely location for a food market. But, as Andrea Rasca, the founder and self-titled Chief Executive Dreamer of Mercato Metropolitano, tells Fran Bernhardt, that’s half the point.
We Londoners don’t spend our whole lives in the capital, so as a change to our regular ‘Eel Loves… feature, we sent intrepid traveller Clare Gilbert to brave the trains to explore the good food scene of Bohemian Brighton.
Natural chef, Ceri Jones speaks to the Eel about her work, food heroes and love of straciatella ice cream.
What's new on The ‘Eel’s radar? Elliot Kett gets us up to date.
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.
‘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.
Benjamin Cullen says ‘velo’ to the new wave of pedal-powered provender peddlers.
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.
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