The Club Soda Mindful Drinking Festival is returning to the capital on Saturday 28th July at Spitalfields Market, for both mindful and alcohol-free drinkers alike.
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.
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".
The End Hunger UK coalition have launched a petition today calling on the Prime Minister to fix universal credit.
Despite Pret a Manger claiming to “shun obscure chemicals”, the Real Bread Campaign has discovered that this “natural” sandwich chain is serving its unsuspecting customers a cocktail of artificial additives including diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono-and diglycerides (E472e) and l-cysteine hydrochloride (E920). Click here for all updates on this case since 20 December 2016
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.
Kate Lewis is a registered dietitian with a background as a chef in London’s restaurant industry. After graduating 18 months ago, she is now working as a dietetic health coach for a health tech start-up.
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.
Policy work these days can be stifling; keeping you stuck to a desk, locked in meetings and shuffling around Westminster. It is only a matter of time before we hear news of Brexit fatigue or even burn out. The sheer volume of news and Bills and lobbying requirements makes it hard to go out and see what is happening in the field and talk to ‘real people’.
Issue 36 of the Real Bread Campaign supporters’ magazine for July- September 2018 is out now
Urban Food Fortnight, our celebration of London’s good food, is back for its seventh year. Running from 20 September to 7 October 2018, it will showcase the best growers, makers and all the good food the capital has to offer. And kicks off with its Get Connected a networking event at 3.30pm on Monday 23rd July at the Table Café in Southwark.
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.
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).
The Government today opened a consultation on the future of UK fisheries; despite warm promises about sustainability, they propose no clear target for sustainable fishing, data collection or funding
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”.
People taking action to tackle food poverty from across the UK shared their experiences at the first Food Power conference. Simon Shaw, Food Power Programme Coordinator, provides a summary of discussions.
A study of around 2000 Brits has found that two in three use baking as a way to relax.
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.
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
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.
The Mayor of London’s Food Strategy is looking for feedback and there are only a few days left tohave your say on the priorities and projects surrounding good food in the capital.
The Real Bread Campaign has secured slots in the Theatre of Food across the weekend of 13-15 July at Henham Park in Suffolk.
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.
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.
The latest edition of the capital’s good food magazine is out, featuring lab-grown meat, a trip to the seaside, a strawberry farm on a double decker bus & more…
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.
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.
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.
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.
A detailed Which? survey on attitudes to Brexit also found that nine out of ten consumers think maintaining food standards after Brexit is important.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation reports that the amount of money invested in projects with a social or environmental benefit has doubled in the last year to $228 billion with strong growth in education, food and agriculture.
The Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (who are a member of Sustain) launch a new MSc programme to study sustainable food and water systems.
Foods containing artificial trans fats can no longer be bought in US restaurants and grocery shops.
Food waste audits at schools uncover how much is wasted and what the solutions are to avoid vegetables being wasted.
Oxfam goes ‘Behind the Barcodes’ to expose the working conditions of the people producing the food on our supermarket shelves.
Following his return to civvy street, former army medic Giles Farrington has been living with mental health issues that linger from his time in service. He shares how a passion for Real Bread has become a valuable part of his life.
Sustain member FareShare launches its ActiveAte campaign to provide meals for children at risk of food poverty this summer.
Cardiff Salad Garden grows high quality salad in an organic way in the heart of Veg City Cardiff.
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.
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