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Back in 2017, the then London Food Board Chair, Rosie Boycott, chatted to research scientist and food campaigner Abi Glencross.
Eating Better have written a practical guide for how to navigate ethically eating meat and dairy. They also provide a guide for de-coding labels.
The Real Bread Campaign is warning shoppers buying industrial loaves advertised using claims of freshness that they might not be getting what they expect.
The absence of serious consideration of food flows into, out of and through Northern Ireland is a significant policy omission in the ongoing Brexit negotiations, argue Professor Tim Lang and authors from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) is concerned the EU Withdrawal Bill will not provide any effective protection for workers’ rights. Instead it would provide UK Ministers “with wide-ranging powers to repeal, dilute or limit hard-won employment rights”.
Shop vegan at the click of a finger…going green just got easier.
Watch Sustain's Deputy CEO, Ben Reynolds, in action in a 25 minute TV roundtable that explored the UK's Soft Drinks Industry Levy, and other policy action to reduce sugar.
Sustain, along with the Tenant Farmers Association, Traidcraft and the Moore Stephens Food Advisory group, published a letter in the FT on 18 April 2018. This touched on the proposed European Directive to curb Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs) in the EU food supply chain and why we need such measures in the UK so all farmers and suppliers are better protected against UTPs.
Hospitals have a poor reputation when it comes to food, but what sort of meals are really being served up? Katherine Button writes about how the Campaign for Better Hospital Food’s new report is lifting the lid on the state of patients’ plates.
In response to a Real Bread Campaign complaint, on 18 April 2018 the Advertising Standards Authority ruled that Pret A Manger advertising products as ‘natural’ is misleading.
Farming and environmental groups have written to Scottish Cabinet Secretaries for Climate Change and the Rural Economy, calling on the Scottish Government to use the new Climate Bill to drive a just transition to a carbon-neutral, resilient farming sector by 2050 at the latest.
The Faculty of Public Health and a coalition of public health groups, including Sustain, are supporting a Lords amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, called the ‘Do No Harm’ amendment, and tabled by Crossbench Peer Lord Warner.
The Institute for Government has published a report on Devolution after Brexit, 'Managing the environment, agriculture and fisheries', recommending changes to the way the governments of the four UK nations interact and make decisions.
Friends of the Earth is warning of risks to fish and the environment from a not-so-green Brexit, following an analysis of likely scenarios by Sheffield University.
The area of land around the world growing LEAF Marque certified crops increased last year by 6% to almost 400,000 hectares.
The frozen food retailer is the first major UK supermarket to pledge to remove palm oil from its own brand products in an attempt to halt the destruction of tropical rainforests.
As the government looks to update its child obesity strategy, the Children's Food Campaign and Sustain have joined forces with Jamie Oliver, in a new #AdEnough campaign to curb junk food marketing, featuring selfies with covered eyes - the only effective ad-blocker children currently have.
A labour body has introduced a £200 fee for finding people who speak good English as competition for seasonal agricultural workers grows.
Friends of the Earth welcome the European Commission proposal to ban damaging practices in the food supply chain to give farmers and small businesses more certainty.
A social science study into a group of British farmers who ‘redesigned’ their farms to agroecological practices shows they benefited both practically and emotionally to sustainable agriculture.
Grants between £50,000 to £300,000 are available for community businesses in England from the Power to Change Trust’s £10million fund.
Turning a proﬁt in the food industry is widely recognised as near-impossible, so the explosion of supper clubs with a social conscience is perhaps a surprise, says Sam Sinha. Here they explore the motivation behind the trend.
Sustain has welcomed commitments from shadow Health Secretary Jon Ashworth that a future Labour Government would introduce legal standards for hospital food, extend the sugary drinks tax and ban junk food advertising during family TV, for the benefit of the nation's health.
Today, the Labour Party’s Shadow Health Secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, will announce a new commitment that a future Labour government would place hospital food standards on the same legal basis as school food standards.
On Saturday 21 April community gardeners from more than 40 of London’s edible gardens, will welcome new visitors and show them how to grow their own food.
Having published the No Loaf Lost guide in January 2018, the Real Bread Campaign can now announce the names of the first ten bakeries to sign the No Loaf Lost pledge to slice loaf surplus and waste.
The proposed revisions to the planning policy framework for England are open for consultation. But are the proposals a missed opportunity for a more sustainable food system?
For the 7th year, the Big Dig will connect London’s finest urban gardeners to new diggers and the green fingered for a day of fun, family friendly activities designed to get more Londoners involved in growing food and gardening.
Jim Sikorski has been an NHS doctor for 38 years, and is one of the cofounders of Sydenham Garden, as well as a keen gardener. Ahead of Capital Growth’s seventh Big Dig Day on 21 April and 10 year anniversary, he shares 10 reasons why you should grow food (and get down to your local community garden to do so).
Mary Selzer looks ahead to what you can expect from the 7th annual Big Dig Day on 21 April 2018.
At the consultation event co-hosted with Sustain and DEFRA on 10 April 2018, Michael Gove, Defra Secretary of State urged people to take advantage of the Defra consultation on Future Farming to 'make it clear what you want’ saying “I want a food and farming policy that reflects what the people in the country want – higher standards and better outcomes.” and noted the need to “stop it being shaped by vested interests to imprint their agenda.”
Run in association with Scotland The Bread and The Scottish Food Guide as part of the Royal Highland Show, the competition is open for a second year to both professional and amateur bakers, including children.
A study has found that diners in the UK are prepared to spend up to £1.25 extra for burger if it is sold in a ‘high quality’ bun.
The Real Bread Campaign has published issue 35 of the loaf lovers’ magazine.
Ahead of this week’s London Coffee Festival, a new Coffee & Cows campaign wants you to focus as much on where you milk has come from as your coffee.
DEFRA, in partnership with Sustain, is hosting a consultation event in London on 10 April to capture local and member viewpoints on its public consultation: ‘Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment’
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) welcomes the Soft Drinks Industry Levy saying that it has successfully encouraged manufacturers to reduce sugar in their products.
Pasture for Life have started to certify dairy farmers who produce milk from cows that only ever eat grass and pasture.
Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) launch ‘Shamesbury’s’ campaign and say that the supermarket has abandoned their promises over chicken welfare.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has appointed Claire Pritchard as the new Chair of the London Food Board.
London isn’t an island and, no matter how many fantastic urban growers we nurture, will never feed itself. British farming is in crisis – the average age of a farmer rose to 59 as income fell by 24% - and needs our support. Indie Farmer Nigel Akehurst sets the scene for a series of features on the reality of farming in the UK.
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.
This Friday, 6 April 2018, sees the Government introduce its Soft Drinks Industry Levy. Read on for a comment from Sustain who have led a coalition of campaigning for this over the last five years.
The End Hunger UK campaign, along with the Poetry Society and the Young poets network are inviting young people to enter their poetry challenge.
NHS England faced criticism yesterday after releasing figures that showed one third of hospitals had failed to sign up to their initiative to reduce sugary drinks sales. Read Sustain's response.
The Global Food Crisis Report shows rise in the amount of people starving. The areas most in need are north-eastern Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen and South Sudan, where nearly 32 million people were food-insecure and in need of urgent assistance.
A survey by Diabetes UK found that 73% of respondents want cafes, restaurants and takeaways to use traffic light labelling.
An investigation by the Real Bread Campaign has found up to 26 ingredients and additives, including refined flour, on the ingredient lists of wholemeal loaves manufactured by nine of the UK’s largest industrial loaf fabicators.
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Better Hospital Food
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Food and Farming Policy
Food co-ops toolkit
Good Food For London
London Food Link
Planning Food Cities
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Roots to work
Save Our Antibiotics
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Sustainable Fish Cities
Sustainable Food Cities
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