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.
The free magazine - ‘For Whom?’ - questions the food and farming research agenda. The special edition brings together opinions from 32 experts including Marion Nestle and Professor Tim Lang.
School Food Matters backs Jamie Oliver's calls on the government to ban the sale of energy drinks to under 16s.
The supermarkets are yet to respond to the letter from the UK E Coli Support Group. Campaigners fear that meat safety is already being threatened.
Next year’s symposium at the Centre for Food Policy will discuss how best to engage with food policy makers and researchers.
The Landworkers’ Alliance are aiming to raise £25,000 in the next four weeks through public donations. This money will be used to influence the Government's British Agricultural Policy which will be outlined in early in 2018.
Nourish Scotland are offering mentor and peer support for 15-20 aspiring and recently established local food entrepreneurs from across Scotland. The deadline to apply is 29th January 2018.
This year the UK will have spent more money on ethical products than ever before. According to the Ethical Consumer Report the UK now spends £81.3 billion a year on ethical goods and services - up 3.2% from the previous year.
Next year’s Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH) Salt Week will highlight the damage of eating too much salt in early childhood.
The new chair is Philip Wyn, manager of the Nevile Estate in Lincolnshire - one of LEAF’s first Demonstration Farms. He will take over from Stephen Fell who has held the post for the past eight years.
Feedback are calling out supermarkets who sell meat under fake farm brand names. They have given Tesco a ‘Total Bull’ award for their fictitious ‘Woodside Farms’ brand - and the farmer on a real Woodside Farm is threatening Tesco with legal action.
The farming charity are looking for a new chairperson to replace John Meadley who is stepping down. The PFLA is the ‘go to’ organisation for farmers interested in feeding their animals entirely out in pasture.
Are antibiotics a threat to public health and how is British farming responding? The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics and the Royal Society of Medicine are holding an event to discuss antimicrobial resistance.
The Marine Conservation Society are asking the public to sign their petition to introduce levies on single use plastic items. They believe that plastic cups, cutlery, straws, bottles, lids and stirrers are too cheap and their price doesn’t reflect the damage they do to nature.
Some sausages have more salt in them than a double cheeseburger and fries. This is based on new research from Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) which found that some manufacturers appear to have made no effort to lower the salt content in their products.
The campaign aims to appeal to a younger audience to inspire them to buy only high animal welfare pork
The Rose Vouchers, which supports pregnant women and families living on low incomes to eat more healthily, won the best Early Intervention Award at the Children & Young People Now Awards 2017.
This year’s Christmas debate at the Centre for Food Policy discusses what we need to do to get people cooking again. A panel of experts will explore the importance and the limitations of cooking as the answer to our decline in nutrition and the rise in obesity.
The film by The Pew Charitable Trusts tells the story of Chris Linaman who got an antibiotic-resistant infection. Two million Americans get antibiotic-resistant infections each year.
A new report by the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics discloses which supermarkets routinely use antibiotics in their meat production.
Feeding Manchester has published a detailed outline showing what needs to be done for everyone to be able to access sustainable food across the city. It is the culmination of 18 months work from a hundred community groups, small businesses and the public sector.
A peer reviewed report shows that NGOs opposition to genome editing is not due to irrational emotion. Opposition is often grounded on more general scepticisms concerning the framing of the problem and its solutions.
Government ministers launched the Trade Bill within hours of the consultation closing - meaning that tens of thousands of responses were not considered. The bill affects a wide range of issues from food safety to GM crops to the NHS.
UNISON argue that we shouldn’t believe the FSA when they say there are no plans to scrap independent meat inspectors.
A deposit scheme for cans and bottles - similar to milk bottle collection or the old Irn-Bru bottle scheme - could save local authorities up to £35 million a year, according to new research partly funded by Sustain members.
Nourish Scotland are crowdfunding to get producers views heard in upcoming Good Food Nation Bill.
A plan for a radical overhaul to Britain's food and farming system makes the case for devoting more land and support to plant proteins. It argues this would represent a four-way win: the food produced would be sustainable, healthy, affordable and ethical.
Bought pesto. A survey by the campaign group CASH found shockingly high salt levels in some brands of pesto sauce, and is urging Public Health England to call the food industry to account, as the deadline looms for Government salt-reduction targets.
Sustain member GM Freeze has welcomed a new study that shows a huge increase in the number of pest insects evolving resistance to the GM Bt crops engineered to kill them.
Garden Organic's project, set up to conserve ancient orchards, nears its conclusion. Its achievements include not just the orchards it has saved but also the 'Orchard Champions' trained to protect them and now using their skills to save others.
On 24 October, at simultaneous events in London, Edinburgh and Cardiff, retailiers, restaurateurs, caterers, growers, campaigners and others will gather to find out how the food system can be transformed to boost vegetable production and consumption throughout Britain.
A new report from the Scottish Farm Land Trust examines the critical issue of land availability, looking at the demand for farmland, the barriers to entering the sector, and how a land trust could contribute to a positive future for farming in Scotland.
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