As existing American organic classifications are eroded a new breed of Organic Plus products emerges.
First Steps Nutrition lead a campaign to get Danone Nutricia to withdraw an advert which appeared in health professional literature. The advert implies that vulnerable babies will ‘survive and thrive’ when given infant formula.
Action on Sugar is calling for a complete ban on confectionery price promotions, saying sharing bags may contain up to FOUR times the recommended maximum daily adult intake of sugar.
Only 1.2% of food and soft drink advertising budgets promote healthy vegetables The Food Foundation's new VEG POWER campaign aims to change that, by heroising the power of eating up your carrots!
Sugary brands including Kinder, Chewits and Kellogg’s CocoPops were exposed by BBC Newsnight on Monday 15 January for continuing to target under-16s via websites, games, toys, apps and cartoon characters.
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).
It’s that time of year again where we look to celebrate the people and organisations that have made a significant contribution towards the Children’s Food Campaign’s goals over the past twelve months; and name the ‘zeroes’ who have thrown roadblocks in the way. Tell us who you would like to see win these awards.
As a thank-you, London Food link is offering its supporters the opportunity to win a free advertisement in the spring 2018 issue of The ‘Eel, the capital’s good food magazine.
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.
Responding to a complaint by the Real Bread Campaign, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has given the opinion that the frozen food chain’s ‘crafted using only the finest ingredients’ advertising claim for additive-laden loaves is not misleading ‘because “finest” had no defined meaning’.
A Tooth Fairy Welcome Party will descend on the Coca-Cola Holiday Truck Tour Saturday 9th December in London to challenge the unhealthy marketing campaign that sees thousands of sugary drinks given away for free at over 40 locations across the UK.
There is little ‘snap, crackle or pop’ to Kellogg’s announcement. Our reaction is more ‘grr’ than ‘grrrrrreat’, as this is a missed opportunity for Kellogg’s to show itself a true industry leader.
The Mayor is inviting feedback on his draft London Health Inequalities Strategy by midnight Thursday 30th November. This is your chance to ensure good food is on London's policy agenda.
The fifth annual World Bread Awards podium was again dominated by Real Bread Campaign supporters, who won in 10 of the 19 categories and included the overall winner.
The Real Bread Campaign is taking the next step in its call for an Honest Crust Act by asking supporters and friends to sign a letter to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove. Campaign coordinator Chris Young looks at why this protection is needed by Britain’s shoppers and small, independent bakeries.
From today (12 September) the Real Bread Campaign is asking everyone who cares about bread in Britain to sign a letter to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, calling for an Honest Crust Act.
The Organic Trade Board's mission is to grow organic sales in the UK. Its new campaign, Feed Your Happy, runs through September, so there is still time to join in if you are in any way involved in the organic sector, and OTB can provide materials to help. Find out how here.
In the UK, food products that carry 'protected food names' are on average sold at almost twice the price of comparable food, worth around £1bn to the UK economy. But so far, Defra has not stepped up to the challenge of championing protected food names in EU negotiations and the Repeal Bill, argues Gerry Danby of Artisan Food Law.
Fomented (and fermented) by the Real Bread Campaign, #SourdoughSeptember is the international celebration of genuine sourdough, encouraging people to buy it from small, independent Real Bread bakeries, or make it at home.
'Give Cadbury’s sponsorship the boot', parents tell Premier League. Over two-thirds of Parents’ Jury members surveyed had a negative view of the Premier League’s new partnership with Cadbury. 92% of the Parents’ Jury supported the call for sports' governing bodies to restrict partnerships with sugary food brands.
Real Bread Campaign supporter Ma Baker has scooped a prestigious 3-star Great Taste Award, for her porridge bread.
Children's Food Campaign has produced a handy guide to the new rules which came into force on 1 July 2017 restricting junk food advertising to children. This is the first stage of our 'Operation Eagle Eye' mission to monitor the new rules, report infringements and reduce children's exposure to all forms of junk food marketing.
Saturday 1 July marks the date when the new Committee of Advertising Practice rules come in. These rules ban the advertising of high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) food or drink products in traditional and online children’s media and other sites where children make up over 25% of the audience. It also marks the launch of our Operation Eagle Eye to make sure that companies keep to these new standards.
Sainsbury’s just gave African fair trade farmers a real kick in the teeth. The supermarket has devised its own ‘fairly traded’ accreditation system, snubbing the well established independent Fairtrade Foundation scheme. But I’m not buying it (although I did buy their fair trade tea).
Whilst Brexit is forcing a rethink of a crucial portion of most UK farm incomes - the farm subsidies - when we leave the European Common Agriculture Policy, it would be a mistake to ignore the market side of the calculation. How will farmers secure a decent return from the market place for decent food production, with (or even scarier, without) subsidies? With the single market possibly gone, and new trade deals and huge regulatory changes ahead it seems crucial to ensure farmers have access to a diverse and fairly trading marketplace.
The Real Bread Campaign's ninth annual celebration of the additive-free loaf and its makers is time to bake, buy and binge on the good stuff!
MPs have today approved the Finance Bill, which incorporates legislation enabling the introduction of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy in April 2018. This is a good day for parents and children's health, says Sustain, which has led the call for a sugary drinks tax in the UK.
Real Bread bakers across Scotland are invited to enter the inaugural Scottish Bread Championships at the Royal Highland Show 2017.
The Real Bread Campaign is deeply disappointed that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has declined to ban an advertisement that strongly implies a major supermarket chain makes additive-free loaves in small batches by hand.
The best value products are the least advertised, according to updated reports from the First Steps Nutrition Trust.
Fairtrade Fortnight provides an annual opportunity to recognise the importance of fair dealings with the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries. This year's events take place from Monday 27 February to Sunday 12 March.
From January 2017, the Soil Association’s Food for Life Catering Mark is being relaunched as ‘Food for Life Served Here’. The new name and associated marketing materials will help to make the mark easier to understand.
The outfit that promotes organic production and consumption in the UK has won a share of a fund worth more than €10 million to continue and expand its work.
To help us say thank you to Real Bread Campaign supporters, we have secured around 100 offers on classes, ingredients, equipment and more…
Here's just some of the fab stuff we've secured from nice people to help us say 'thank you' to London Food Link supporters in 2017.
Here’s our look back over the past year to see who has made a significant contribution towards helping Children’s Food Campaign achieve its goals; and who has thrown roadblocks in the way. The winners of the 2016 Children’s Food Heroes and Children's Food Zeroes awards are …….
Eating salty, sugary, highly processed foods is now a habit for most of the nation's children, according to a new report from the Children's Food Trust. Helping them to change these preferences is one of the biggest public health challenges we face.
Tickets are on sale for the 2017 FARMA conference -- the annual get-together for everyone involved with real farm shops and farmers' markets across the UK.
It’s that time of year again where we look to celebrate the people and organisations that have made a significant contribution towards the Children’s Food Campaign’s goals over the past twelve months; and name the ‘zeroes’ who have thrown roadblocks in the way. However, in 2016 we’re doing the Children’s Food Heroes and Food Zeroes Awards slightly differently. This time you can send us your nominations.
Children's Food Campaign responds to the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP)'s publication of new rules restricting the placement of junk food marketing to children in non-broadcast children's media.
Whilst the new advertising standards restricting junk food marketing to children, are good in sentiment, they are lacking in detail. Our Children's Food Campaign has put forward 10 points that would have filled this gap.
The top three prizes in the bread category of the inaugural Small Food Awards were all won by Real Bread bakers.
With demand for organics increasing, the Organic Trade Board has announced three key appointments to help it ensure that consumption and production of organic food in Britain continue to expand.
The Coca Cola Christmas Trucks kick off their UK tour in Spitalfields, London, and Children's Food Campaign's 'tooth fairies' will be back to give it a special 'tooth-friendly' send off. Health campaigners will be handing out toothbrushes to families and commuters close to the Bishops Square Coca Cola Truck location on 17 November from 5.30pm, and calling for the company to end its war against the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan.
On 6 November 2016, The Sunday Times named The 30 Best Bakeries in the UK, almost two-thirds of which have stated that they bake Real Bread.
On the day Britain’s major cereal brands sit down with Public Health England to discuss how they will cut sugar from their products , Children’s Food Campaign has revealed the extent of Kellogg’s continued commitment to promoting sugary food to children and their parents.
Supermarkets across the UK are selling products from GM-fed animals and customers are being kept in the dark.
As environmental campaigners lament the huge number of plastic water bottles dumped every day in the UK, the beverage industry is gearing up to sell more bottled water to children.
The Local Government Association says clear, consistent, conspicuous nutritional information should be a legal requirement on food and drink packaging
The Children’s Food Campaign, which has been leading the call for a sugary drinks tax in the UK, has welcomed today’s announcement by the Irish (Eire) Government that it will introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks from 2018. The Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan made the announcement in today’s Budget and confirmed the tax would likely be aligned with the UK’s Soft Drinks Industry Levy.
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