Effective from 26th July 2018, our office details will be as follows:
Address: Sustain, The Green House, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9DA.
Telephone number: 0203 5596 777
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.
Sustain and the National Association of Care Caterers (NACC) are raising awareness about the potential Meals on Wheels services have to combat malnutrition, food poverty and social isolation in older people, as well as other wider benefits such as preventative support and local employment or volunteering opportunities.
Academics, public health advocates and food and farming specialists have joined forces to call on the Prime Minister and her Cabinet, formally to recognise public health as a public good in UK agriculture policy.
Get your local authority to tell us what it is doing to address food poverty!
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.
Urban growers from across London came together to share ideas on how food growing can promote good mental health, and learn about social prescribing and social and therapeutic horticulture.
Around 35 budding young growers from nine schools took part in Capital Growth’s School Marketplace at City Hall on 13th July 2018. The event gives London schools the opportunity to sell their produce, preserves, and other school garden goodies.
Sustain's Children's Food Campaign responds with disappointment to OFSTED’s argument that schools should not be seen as a ‘silver bullet’ to tackling child obesity in the new ‘Obesity, healthy eating and physical activity in primary schools’ report.
Countries wanting to import meat into Europe will now have to abide by EU laws on antibiotics.
On 22 June 2018, an organic sourdough loaf baked by Woodlea Stables was named overall winner in the second annual Scottish Bread Championship.
Sustain member the Gaia Foundation launches new website with all the information you need about ecologically sustainable seed systems.
Natural chef, Ceri Jones speaks to the Eel about her work, food heroes and love of straciatella ice cream.
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.
A farm capable of producing over 1.5 million broiler chickens a year has been granted permission by London’s High Court despite objections.
Mars, Nestlé, Unilever and Danone aim to improve consumer health and the environment through founding the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance.
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".
Sustainable Fish Cities welcomes the Mayor's commitment to sustainable fish buying in the capital, but has asked for clarity on farmed fish
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimate that a third of the world’s ocean’s are overfished whilst fish consumption is at an all time high.
Nourish Scotland (who are part of Sustain) believe that recent government publications on the future of Scottish agriculture give no clear direction for farming after Brexit.
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
Research by Eating Better (who are a member of Sustain) shows that supermarket ready meals aren’t catering for the growing numbers of flexitarian and meat conscious customers.
California has passed a state law that will prevent any new local drinks or food taxes for the next 12 years.
What's new on The ‘Eel’s radar? Elliot Kett gets us up to date.
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.
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