Sustain member FareShare launches its ActiveAte campaign to provide meals for children at risk of food poverty this summer.
Sustain member Eating Better welcomes Simon Billing as their new executive director.
Sustain member the Vegetarian Society reassures shoppers after The Telegraph reported traces of animal DNA in a vegan product.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (who are a member of Sustain) see the plans as a ‘huge environmental risk to our landscapes.’
The Sustainable Food Trust launches a new website to campaign for local abattoirs to stay open.
Sustain member Eating Better is supporting a global initiative emphasising the importance of reducing our meat intake for the sake of the planet.
Sustain ally LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) launches LEAF Education after merging with FACE (Farming and Countryside Education) last year.
Sustain member FareShare reports on an incredibly successful year which has seen them make enormous strides in food waste.
There’s a showcase event for a unique organisation which brings academics and those working in food together to analyse our food system.
The Centre for Food Policy is holding an event to discuss what the research gaps are in getting public-private action to be more effective in promoting nutrition.
The CSA Network have received funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to continue supporting community supported agriculture.
GM Freeze believe that the government have handed out a ‘free pass’ to plant experimental genetically engineered crops in open fields.
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.
The Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) urges the government to save small local abattoirs.
Join other food producers from across Scotland for a workshop by Nourish Scotland on working in a local food enterprise.
Beyond GM are hosting an event on how industrial food is causing an epidemic of chronic illnesses in children.
Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) are asking you to write to your agriculture minister to create new laws to protect farmed rabbits.
A new marketing fund for vegetables will be launched next week by The Food Foundation.
The Vegetarian Society wants your help to fund a poster campaign on the London Underground for this year’s National Vegetarian Week 14-20 May.
The Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) Open Farm Sunday is approaching. The annual event opens up the farming industry to get the public to see how their food is grown.
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.
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.
A survey by Diabetes UK found that 73% of respondents want cafes, restaurants and takeaways to use traffic light labelling.
26 organisations including scientists, farmers, retailers and environmentalists lodge a formal objection to the open field trial of genetically engineered oilseed at Rothamsted Research.
Urban growers from across Capital Growth’s network came together earlier this month, to share ideas and kick start the growing season at an event hosted by Urban Growth at Pop Brixton.
The government announces plans for a deposit return scheme for bottles following a long campaign by a coalition of Sustain members.
Government lets schools know how to get funding from the money raised through the sugary drinks levy.
The Academy of Change is a professional development programme for NGOs active in sustainability and climate change. The Academy programme aims to build skills in getting target groups to follow more sustainable behaviour.
End Hunger UK are organising a series of regional events for people to learn more about their campaign and how to get involved.
The charity who work towards a ‘fair green healthy future’ are searching for a leader.
Labelling Matters - who are a coalition including Sustain members Compassion in World Farming, the Soil Association, and the RSPCA - call for mandatory method of production labelling for meat and dairy products.
Progress is being made by restaurants and bars to improve their farm animal welfare standards although they still lag behind retailers.This is according to the latest Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare, supported by Compassion in World Farming.
The Centre for Food Policy’s next Food Thinkers event discusses consumer trust in food system.
A new report by Feedback reveals the shocking scale of food waste on farms.
This Is Rubbish welcome the new EU Waste Framework Directive but call for individual countries to set binding targets on food waste.
The UK organic market is now worth £2.2bn following six years of steady growth. The Soil Association’s Market Report finds that organics now accounts for 1.5% of total UK food and drink market.
The UK’s fifth largest supermarket has joined a campaign to cut food waste by 50% in the next 12 years. Aldi plans on redistributing surplus food through FareShare and other food waste charities.
The next Women’s Environmental Network Forum will discuss the role of women’s empowerment in creating sustainable cities.
The Brighton and Hove Food Partnership are crowdfunding throughout February for a Community Kitchen - a cookery school where everyone can eat, learn about and share good food.
The British Dietetic Association welcomes news that the Government has decided to continue to make gluten free bread and flour mixes available on prescription.
This year the Fairtrade Foundation is asking people to ‘come on in’ to Fairtrade. The charity is urging everyone to create events from banquets to bake-offs to spread awareness about Fairtrade.
An international report from the UK Health Forum into the collaboration of the food and drink industry with public health finds that conflict of interest repeatedly stop governments introducing measures to improve health.
The Soil Association release 10 food safety concerns with a transatlantic trade deal. The list includes ractopamine in pork, flame retardant in citrus drinks and chicken litter being used as animal feed.
The Landworkers’ Alliance will now be able to start their ‘More Farmers, Better Food’ campaign.
The Government is told to take action on cruel puppy trade, live farm animal exports, foie gras and fur imports to ensure UK can maintain its role as pioneer for animals.
The UK’s largest supermarket is to trial a deposit return scheme as part of their plans to reduce plastic pollution. The Marine Conservation Society are ‘delighted’ by Tesco’s announcement and hope that Theresa May will take note.
The Organic Research Centre is launching a new fund offering loans from £5,000 to £25,000. The Dean Organic Fund will benefit small scale organic farmers and food producers who want to expand their businesses.
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