Every baker on the podium in the bread category of this year’s awards is a Real Bread Campaign supporter.
Today the Scottish Food Coalition released a report on their Kitchen Table talks and launched a call for action
The Health Select Committee’s Inquiry on childhood obesity took evidence from several government ministers yesterday. During proceedings, Public Health Minister Steve Brine commented that Brexit was an opportunity ‘to take back control’ of our food labelling.
The Sainsbury’s-Asda merger is a perfect illustration of the accelerating race to the bottom in the grocery retail sector. It was a bombshell, and unless the rules – on competition, planning, environment and worker and consumer protection – are greatly enhanced and effectively applied, a significant part of society is likely to be badly hurt by this ‘mega merger’.
Leon co-founder Henry Dimbleby has teamed up with chef Nicole Pisani and head teacher Louise Nichols to launch Chefs in Schools, which aims to train restaurant chefs to transform food.
Public Health England has revealed mixed progress in achieving voluntary sugar reduction targets, with two-thirds of the top 20 companies achieving no change, or even increasing sugar content. Children's Food Campaign responds.
After an eventful first year of TV appearances, World Bread Awards, press coverage and sell-out stalls, Mike Hall’s microbakery is celebrating a year of trading.
We asked Sarah Wyndham Lewis of Bermondsey Street Bees and author of Planting For Honeybees for the insider scoop on how to create a buzz in the garden.
Former Chancellor and now Harvard research fellow Ed Balls has published a research paper (co-written with fellow researcher Peter Sands) on the latest thinking of senior trade negotiation officials in the US and UK. You can read the full paper here.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is consulting on the possibility of a complete ban on advertising of junk food and sugary drinks across the Transport for London network, to help combat child obesity, responding to campaigning on junk food marketing from Jamie Oliver, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Sustain and our alliance of organisations. We applaud this bold ambition, as part of the launch of a public consultation on the draft London Food Strategy. Show your support for the Mayor’s proposal?
Saturday 22 April saw 41 edible gardens from 22 London Boroughs participating in the Big Dig, Capital Growth’s London-wide community growing day, with the temperature reaching a whopping 25°C.
With four locations spread across the capital’s hippest neighbourhoods, Mildreds is a meat-free institution. In honour of its 30th birthday this year, staffer Vera Zakharov went along for a National Vegetarian Week warm up.
Secondary school food is a hot topic at the moment, whether it's free school meal uptake, stay on site policies or junk food shops nearby. We're teaming up with School Food Matters to get responses from staff working in London's secondary schools to find out more about the work to improve the food and the barriers many face. Complete our survey for a chance to win one of five £20 M&S Vouchers.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared war on junk food marketing, as part of her Government's new pledge to halve child obesity by 2030.
What bills itself as the capital’s most sustainable culinary school has just joined London Food Link and is offering fellow supporters a tasty discount on new, and long-established, classes.
New research from Fields in Trust demonstrates that parks & green spaces across the UK provide people with over £34 billion of health & wellbeing benefits.
Marks and Spencer sandwich makers generate thousands of surplus slices each day, so a new beer made using those cast-offs can only be a good thing, right? Chris Young looks beyond the PR exercise and isn’t so sure.
We want to see as many of you as possible at the UK's biggest Real Bread get together since 2015, so for two days only, we’re slicing 25% off full event tickets!
National Vegetarian Week is back between 14-20 May 2018 and we are sure it’s going to be bigger than ever in the capital, as we see more and more people heading towards plant-based diets. (see our article on the V-word).
Hummus is food of the gods, says The Skip Garden Kitchen chef Sadhbh Moore.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is consulting on the possibility of a complete ban on advertising of junk food and sugary drinks across the Transport for London network, to help combat child obesity, responding to Sustain's campaigns for this action. Sustain applauds this bold ambition, as part of the launch today of a public consultation on the draft London Food Strategy.
Following Scotland’s introduction of minimum pricing for alcohol Public Health England are to review evidence over introducing the system south of the border.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has proposed a ban on advertising of junk food across the Transport for London network, to tackle the ‘ticking timebomb’ of child obesity, following campaigner’s call for action. And now he wants your views.
Sustainable Fish Cities, the campaign to ensure only sustainable fish is eaten out of home in London, has welcomed the Mayor’s commitment to sustainable fish buying in the capital.
Join the Alexandra Rose Charity as they launch their vouchers scheme to help families in Southwark buy fruit and veg.
Sustain member the Fairtrade Foundation announces Lord Mark Price, the former trade minister and managing director of Waitrose, as their new chair of trustees.
Ben Bradley MP has introduced a new Bill to parliament to create a network of wildflower corridors to help bees and other pollinators.
Currently, half of the UK’s food is imported, 30% of it comes from the EU. Being part of the EU customs union has meant that food from the EU can enter the UK easily with no tariffs.
The number of modern slavery cases rose by 35% from 2016-2017 according to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority - with agriculture and food industry amongst the worst sectors.
As Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall launches #BritainsFatFight, a new Parents' Jury survey wants to hear your views on how far advertising and promotions of unhealthy foods are influencing children's food preferences, and what you would like to see companies and the government do about junk food marketing.
The Real Bread Campaign is encouraging all bakeries and baking schools to make and publish their plans as soon as possible for the annual, international celebration of genuine sourdough.
As a companion to its quarterly supporters’ magazine True Loaf, the Real Bread Campaign sends Breadcrumbs, a FREE monthly email roundup of the latest news.
Here at The ‘Eel, we’ve noticed a trend for people referring to meat free dishes and diets as ‘plant based’, so is it time to kick the V word?
Founded by two brothers with over 15 years’ experience working in the fruit and vegetable industry, UGO Fresh connects shops and restaurants with excess fresh produce with local customers.
The Sustainable Fish Cities campaign was honoured alongside the procurement community’s finest at the UK Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards.
An investigation by The Times shows that there has been a 40% reduction in abattoir inspections by the Food Standards Agency over the past six years.
The Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) urges the government to save small local abattoirs.
A campaign is running to install drinking fountains in Loughborough town centre.
Join other food producers from across Scotland for a workshop by Nourish Scotland on working in a local food enterprise.
Sustain has made it’s submission to the Defra Health and Harmony future farm policy consultation, drawing on the expertise of our strong and growing alliance. The moment feels historic.
A new fund has been launched to tackle the critical issue of veg consumption which is contributing to 20,000 premature deaths every year in the UK.
Three Real Bread Campaign supporter bakeries have won come out on top in food awards around the UK.
Warrington businesswoman and Real Bread baker, Jen Perry, has been named on Good Taste magazine’s power list of 100 women leading the food and drink industry in Merseyside and beyond.
Beyond GM are hosting an event on how industrial food is causing an epidemic of chronic illnesses in children.
The loss of Geographical Indication (GI) after leaving the EU could cost the UK food industry billions of pounds.
Summer’s here and our green-fingered expert Julie Riehl’s back to encourage you to get out your gloves and forks, and hit the garden to get ready to harvest some lovely veg.
As the Parliamentary Health and Social Care Select Committee opens its first oral enquiry on Childhood Obesity today, Sustain and Children's Food Campaign have called for renewed cross-governmental leadership across tax, advertising regulations, education and farming policies.
This month sees the launch of two new One Mile Bakery bakeries, each delivering Real Bread in a one mile radius and running baking classes for local people.
Vicki Hird, Sustain’s Farm Campaign Coordinator, outlines the dangers of the proposed merger of Sainsbury’s and Asda.
Liam Fox is due to give a speech today in which he will reportedly say that it is 'anti-trade' and a 'myth' to point out that future trade deals we sign after Brexit could result in a 'degradation of food and environmental standards'. He says this is a false claim and even says it is a 'deception'.
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