Twelve of the seventeen category winners at this year’s World Bread Awards, including overall champion and special merit award, were loaves baked by Real Bread Campaign supporters.
After receiving a suspended sentence, Francesca Barker, took a Bread Angels course as part of her probation. In spring 2013, she launched The Barker Baker, a social enterprise selling - and teaching people to bake - Real Bread and other bakes.
The Real Bread Campaign is reviewing its official ambassador role and is inviting Campaign supporters and other friends to share their views to help guide this process.
Eight years since publishing its original Are Supermarket Bloomers Pants? report, the Real Bread Campaign believes that what much of supermarket ‘in-store bakery’ still amounts to is little more than in-store theatre.
The latest issue of the Real Bread Campaign supporters’ magazine has had a makeover but still includes the same mix of features, prize giveaway and even a free poster.
A Real Bread Campaign investigation of in-store bakery and own brand loaf manufacture, labelling and marketing.
In light of a newspaper front page revelation, the Campaign has renewed its long-standing call for a legal definition, and criteria for use, of 'freshly-baked' and similar marketing claims.
The Campaign believes The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ response to its call for improved loaf labelling and marketing legislation is a failure to protect shoppers and small, independent bakeries.
The Real Bread Campaign has added experts to its 10th anniversary networking and fundraising evening on 26 November, which is already fully-booked
As part of the Real Bread Campaign's monitoring and evaluation, we need everyone who got involved around the world to share your stats, stories and snaps.
The sandwich retailer Pret a Manger has promised to display full ingredients lists, following the tragic death of teenager Natasha Ednan-Laperouse as the result of her allergic reaction after eating a Pret baguette that she did not know contained sesame.
Ellie Campbell has the latest in our series of foodweb features, where relationships run deeper than simply knowing the names of companies or account managers.
The scourge of sourfaux is being reported widely as the result of an investigation carried out by Which? in association with the Real Bread Campaign.
When making food buying choices convenience is often high on the list of priorities. Ellie Campbell speaks to some Real Bread bakers who are offering their customers alternative ways to buy.
Noris Velazquez of Sourdough Delight bakery sends a postcard from sunny San Diego, California.
Chef, food writer and author of the award-winning cookery book, Mamushka, Olia Hercules shares a childhood Real Bread story that helped inspire her to write the new book, Kaukasis.
In 2017, Khaled Galal won the Real Bread Campaign and flatbread categories of the World Bread Awards with his Egyptian-style loaves.
Having been censured in the UK for its misleading use of the word natural as the result of a Real Bread Campaign complaint, multinational food-to-go chain Pret a Manger faces a legal challenge in the USA.
It’s been pointed out that the five Real Bread Campaign ambassadors sharing their knowledge and passion for Real Bread at our BATCH: London event are all men. Our response is...
In the month that the Real Bread Campaign is helping to share the delicious delights of genuine sourdough, and champion the people who make it, Campaign coordinator Chris Young questions the way some industrial loaf fabricators are using the term.
Don’t miss your chance to learn from all five Real Bread Campaign ambassadors (Richard Bertinet, Aidan Chapman, Duncan Glendinning, Emmanuel Hadjiandreou and Andrew Whitley) at the Real Bread Campaign’s 10th anniversary event at E5 Bakehouse.
An investigation by the Real Bread Campaign has found up to 26 ingredients and additives, including refined flour, on the ingredient lists of wholemeal loaves manufactured by nine of the UK’s largest industrial loaf fabicators.
From sourdough to smørrebrød, bready binges have been ranked amongst the world’s best eating experiences.
Real Bread Campaign supporters Paul Barker and Alex Gooch again have collected honours at the annual Baking Industry Awards.
Real Bread lovers rejoice: Researchers have concluded that avoiding carbs might increase mortality…just don’t go overboard, and keep eating your veggies.
Real Bread bakers around the world are gearing up for the sixth annual festival of floury fermentation, with classes, feasts, starter giveaways and more.
Entries for this year’s competition, open to professional and hobby bakers (including kids) close on 5 September.
A team of 13 volunteers, trained by the ‘outstanding’ NHS Leicester Bread Clubs project, have begun to pass on baking skills in social events around Leicestershire.
Scotland The Bread has announced it is to set up a new mill at artisanal hub Bowhouse on the Balcaskie Estate in the East Neuk of Fife.
Genuine sourdough loaves baked by two Real Bread Campaign supporters have scooped the rare and coveted three star rating in this year's Great Taste Awards.
According to The NHS, ‘some people with wheat sensitivity have no problems when they eat […] sourdough bread […] or any bread from a specialist bakery, rather than a supermarket.’
Three months after the Real Bread Campaign wrote to Defra on the issue of industrial loaf fabricators using refined flour in loaves marketed as ‘wholemeal’, the department has replied.
Modern Baker in Oxford has secured £100k to explore whether freezing can help make carbohydrates healthier
Sugardough bakery in Brighton and Hove has teamed up with Plumpton College to deliver a new bakery apprenticeship from this September.
From 15-18 July 2018, more than 600 Latitude Festival goers enjoyed sessions curated by the Real Bread Campaign as guests of Theatre of Food
Once again the Baking Industry Awards has recognised that bakers who shun artificial additives are the cream of the crop.
On 22 June 2018, an organic sourdough loaf baked by Woodlea Stables was named overall winner in the second annual Scottish Bread Championship.
This news item was first published 20 January 2017. Click here for all updates on this case since 20 December 2016 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).
On Saturday 7 July, more than 60 bakers, millers and other Real Bread lovers enjoyed twelve hours of baking, clay oven making and chatting at the Real Bread Campaign and Brook Food Processing Equipment’s mini-festival near Taunton.
Issue 36 of the Real Bread Campaign supporters’ magazine for July- September 2018 is out now
Replying to a parliamentary question prompted by the Real Bread Campaign’s latest loaf labelling crusade, the Minister of State at Defra has rejected any improvement “in the interests of reducing unnecessary regulatory burden”.
A study of around 2000 Brits has found that two in three use baking as a way to relax.
With just one week until the Real Bread lovers’ event on 7 July, ‘The Dough Anarchist’ is the latest expert to be announced, and ticket sales end on Wednesday 4 July.
The Real Bread Campaign has secured slots in the Theatre of Food across the weekend of 13-15 July at Henham Park in Suffolk.
Do you think that shoppers and small, independent local bakeries deserve better protection from the effects of incomplete loaf labelling and potentially misleading marketing?
Michael Gove seems to be ignoring calls for better protection from incomplete and potentially misleading loaf labelling and marketing, so the Real Bread Campaign needs YOUR help to show him the problem.
Following his return to civvy street, former army medic Giles Farrington has been living with mental health issues that linger from his time in service. He shares how a passion for Real Bread has become a valuable part of his life.
Real Bread Campaign supporters Small Food Bakery and Peace and Loaf Bakehouse have picked up accolades at this year’s BBC Food and Farming Awards.
Sustain's calls for an Honest Crust Act gets further creedence in a new report covered in the Guardian.
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