Men with high sugar intakes have an increased likelihood of common mental disorders (such as anxiety and depression) after 5 years compared to those with low intake, according to a recent study. The research also showed that having a mood disorder did not make people more inclined to eat foods with a high-sugar content.
A new report by the Food Research Collaboration says there are signs that government ministers are willing to sacrifice food standards for Brexit deals.
The amount of sugar in foods is now the top concern of consumers, replacing price, according to new research from the Food Standards Agency.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund finding show that for the countryside to be viable, it needs better job prospects and more digital connectivity.
The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics welcomes the treatment but says that the real answer is to improve animal husbandry.
The Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (who are a member of Sustain) launch a new MSc programme to study sustainable food and water systems.
Research from the United States Department of Agriculture shows that public funding for agricultural research and development in high-income countries has fallen 6% between 2009-2013, the first sustained drop in over 50 years.
A new study shows that people who eat an egg a day could ‘significantly’ reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease.
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 UK’s first Food and Poverty conference was recently held at King’s College and the new ENUF network has been launched for researchers, policy makers, and practitioners with an interest in food poverty.
New analysis, reported in the Guardian today, has found that both the UK fishing industry and consumers would be financially worse off from a hard Brexit.
The Global Food Crisis Report shows rise in the amount of people starving. The areas most in need are north-eastern Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen and South Sudan, where nearly 32 million people were food-insecure and in need of urgent assistance.
The Centre for Dairy Research (CEDAR) based at the University of Reading is now an Innovation Centre for Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF). It will support LEAF’s work in using modern technology and traditional methods to deliver more sustainable food and farming.
The World Health Organization is to review the potential risks of plastic in drinking water. Following investigations which found microplastics in bottled water the review will assess the potential damage of ingesting plastic over a long period.
The Marine Stewardship Council offers funding for students studying sustainable fisheries.
The Organic Research Centre is awarded government funding for two major research projects on organic farming.
New research estimates that 100-180 million tonnes of food could be grown each year in urban areas. This could make up 10% of the global output of legumes, root, tubers and vegetable crops.
Tech designers and developers from across the world come together for Fishackathon to build practical tech solutions to the challenge of sustainable fish.
A French study has found a diet higher in ultra-processed foods may increase the risk of cancer by 12%.
There are fewer community retailers running in 2016 than 2006. Two new pieces of research from NHS Health Scotland recommend working together to ensure that low income communities can still access affordable, quality food.
Food made in factories with industrial ingredients and additives now make up half of the food bought by UK households. We buy more ultra-processed foods than any other European country.
A new report finds that Nestlé misleads and manipulates customers over the nutritional claims in its baby formula. It also contradicts its own nutritional advice in different countries.
Event at the University of Gloucestershire will discuss what the region needs for 21st century food and farming.
Trussell Trust have released a report today that publishes the findings of their research into disability and health conditions at foodbanks in the UK
A new report Step up to the Plate: Towards a UK food and poverty strategy was launched this week at a roundtable event in Portcullis House hosted by Kate Green MP and Kevin Holindrake MP. This report highlights some of the key issues surrounding the lack of food insecurity measurement, the growth of food charity, and the human right to food.
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 Sustainable Soils Alliance outline the interventions needed to restore soil health within one generation in a new report.
Researchers from The University of Manchester have found that, on average, the carbon footprint of the ready-made sandwich is around twice that of a sandwich made at home.
Real Bread Campaign supporter Modern Baker has received a £763,000 grant for research into the nutritional value of long-fermented breads.
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.
The University of Nottingham have developed a new free tool to reduce the use of antibiotics on dairy farms. It is hoped this will help combat antimicrobial resistance in the farming industry and beyond.
Labels that warn about the risks of sugary drinks steered virtual consumers to unsweetened drinks in a study by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Each year thousands of deaths could be prevented by taxing unhealthy foods and subsidising healthy ones. These are the findings of a new study which links the correlation between the cost of healthy foods and shopping behaviour.
A new study into the effects of different activities on stress levels has been undertaken by BBC’s Trust Me I’m a Doctor. The BBC2 Programme, which aired on 1st November 2017 found that Green Gym participants reported higher levels of well-being and lower levels of stress, anxiety and depression.
Together We Rise: Bethlem Baking Buddies is the Real Bread Campaign's report on baking sessions for mental health care service users at Bethlem Royal Hospital. All participants reported that bread making made them feel happier, creative and a sense of achievement.
The most recent data shows a 13% increase in the amount of food given out by Trussell Trust food banks from April - September 2017 when compared to the same period last year.
An Australian university finds that artificial sweeteners can increase risk of diabetes, but Diabetes UK are sceptical of their findings.
An independent evaluation of the health benefits of volunteering with the Wildlife Trusts, by researchers at The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Essex has found that the mental wellbeing of participants improved to a statistically significant effect over a 12-week period.
Dominant agri-food firms have become too big to feed humanity sustainably, too big to operate on equitable terms with other players in the food system, and too big to drive the types of innovation we need, according to a new report.
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.
A detailed report from the Food Climate Research Network seeks to bring clarity to the much-debated question: Is grass-fed beef good or bad for the climate? The authors' answer -- after much erudite analysis -- is that on the whole, it's bad. But Sustain member the Sustainable Food Trust disagrees.
A new study has found that three-quarters of the honey produced around the world is contaminated with bee-killing pesticides, albeit at levels not deemed harmful to humans.
New research by the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics shows that US farm antibiotic use is roughly twice as high per animal as it is in the UK.
A third of the planet's land is severely degraded. Every year, 15 billion trees and 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil are lost. The land we live on is strained to breaking point, which makes halting and reversing land degradation a key priority for most countries. This UN report inaugurates a global platform to share knowledge and catalyse action.
Sustain and Church Action on Poverty are seeking proposals to conduct the evaluation of the Food Power programme, our new programme supporting local communities to tackle food poverty.
Results of a large-scale study suggest that the use of artificial sweeteners does not help with weight reduction, and may even contribute to heart disease.
Thinktank Chatham House has analysed global food trade routes and identified 'chokepoints' -- places where large volumes of foods pass through bottlenecks, posing an unrecognised risk to the world's food system.
A small but widely reported Israeli study has prompted the Real Bread Campaign to renew its call for more research into the effects on health different types of loaf production.
A new paper makes the case that seafood standards focus on environmental sustainability, while failing to take social concerns into account. It argues that unless the standards recognise, for example, the need for decent livelihooods and equitable access to resources, the seafood sector cannot be truly sustainable.
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