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Free support to help Scottish food SMEs reduce food surplus and waste

Resource Efficient Scotland is offering free support to small and medium sized food businesses in Scotland to help them cut down the surplus they generate.

16/03/2018   Real Bread Campaign

Awards to boost your small-batch food business

If you are a Real Bread baker or other SME food producer looking for an opportunity to promote your business, picking up a widely-recognised award can be a great marketing aid. Here are just some that are now open for entries.

15/03/2018   Real Bread Campaign

Book now for BATCH: South West, a Real Bread gathering

Join the Real Bread Campaign and Brook Food on Saturday 7 July 2018 for a day of baking, learning and meeting other Real Bread fanatics.

14/03/2018   Real Bread Campaign

From nurseries to nursing homes, the world celebrates Real Bread Week

The annual international Real Bread Week once again saw people of all ages rising to the challenge of baking the own additive-free loaves or buying them from local, independent bakeries.

14/03/2018   Real Bread Campaign

It’s time to make toast, not waste

Today, Love Food Hate Waste launches a four-week campaign to help people stop their loaf leftovers in the bread bin ending up in the bin bin.

12/03/2018   Real Bread Campaign

Grants available for surplus food redistribution initiatives

In January, Defra opened the Food Waste Reduction Fund to expressions of interest from not-for-profit organisations in England.

20/02/2018   Real Bread Campaign

Study links industrial loaf products and sugary drinks with increased cancer risk

A French study has found a diet higher in ultra-processed foods may increase the risk of cancer by 12%.

15/02/2018   Real Bread Campaign

WIN a baking class at Bread Ahead’s Real Bread Week celebration

Bread Ahead and the Real Bread Campaign invite you to celebrate the 10th annual #RealBreadWeek at the heart of Borough Market from 1 until 5pm on Sunday 25 February.

15/02/2018   Jellied Eel

Get ready for Real Bread Week with Team Real Bread clobber

In support of the Real Bread Campaign, part of the food and farming charity Sustain, Balcony Shirts is selling limited-edition t-shirts and aprons from Monday 5 February to Sunday 11 March.

05/02/2018   Real Bread Campaign

Hospital patients baking a new future

Northampton clinic St Andrew’s Healthcare has opened a bakery at its hospital that will teach vocational skills to mental healthcare patients.

25/01/2018   Real Bread Campaign

Factory sandwich carbon footprint double that of homemade

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.

25/01/2018   Real Bread Campaign

Funding to test sourdough gut instinct

Real Bread Campaign supporter Modern Baker has received a £763,000 grant for research into the nutritional value of long-fermented breads.

24/01/2018   Real Bread Campaign

Closer to a wholegrain of truth?

Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire have made a breakthrough in identifying the nutritional quality of loaves, which could pave the way for a standard definition for wholegrain foods.

24/01/2018   Real Bread Campaign

No Loaf Lost: New bakery surplus reduction guide launched

Ahead of the 10th annual Real Bread Week in February, the Real Bread Campaign has created a new surplus reduction guide for small bakeries.

15/01/2018   Real Bread Campaign

NEW Real Bread Campaign supporter offers

To say thanks to people who support its work, the Campaign has harvested a basket of deals on ingredients, equipment, classes and more.

03/01/2018   Real Bread Campaign

Real Bread Week is coming: Get involved!

It’s less than eight weeks until the start of the 10th annual international celebration of Real Bread and the people who make it.

02/01/2018   Real Bread Campaign

Mentor scheme open for sustainable food entrepreneurs

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.

21/12/2017   London Food Link

Is Pret making a prat of you?

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).

20/12/2017   Real Bread Campaign

Book now for Bread and Revolution

Join Produkt and GAIL’s on 1 February 2018 for an evening chewing over the role bread plays in family, culture, and London life. Speakers include baker Dan Lepard, and there’s a 15% discount available for Real Bread Campaign supporters.

18/12/2017   Real Bread Campaign

ASA ruling shows Iceland ‘finest ingredients’ loaf claim is meaningless

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’.

13/12/2017   Real Bread Campaign


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