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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In January, Defra opened the Food Waste Reduction Fund to expressions of interest from not-for-profit organisations in England.
A French study has found a diet higher in ultra-processed foods may increase the risk of cancer by 12%.
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.
Northampton clinic St Andrew’s Healthcare has opened a bakery at its hospital that will teach vocational skills to mental healthcare patients.
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.
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.
Ahead of the 10th annual Real Bread Week in February, the Real Bread Campaign has created a new surplus reduction guide for small bakeries.
The surplus reduction guide to help small bakeries save dough.
To say thanks to people who support its work, the Campaign has harvested a basket of deals on ingredients, equipment, classes and more.
It’s less than eight weeks until the start of the 10th annual international celebration of Real Bread and the people who make it.
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).
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.
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’.
With its new No Loaf Lost guide due for publication in January 2018, the Real Bread Campaign is playing a role in a collective effort to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable.
After five years of growing and research, Scotland The Bread has released three wholemeal flours, each organically grown and milled in Scotland from a 19th century Scottish wheat variety.
On Monday 20 November 2017, Real Bread Campaign supporter E5 Bakehouse hosted a gathering for professional bakers from around the capital.
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.
A Real Bread Campaign report on therapeutic baking workshops at Bethlem Royal Hospital.
The Campaign turns ten in 2018 and we’re encouraging supporters around the world to organise events to mark this milestone.
The Real Bread Campaign wants to hear from enterprises and other organisations that help people having a tougher time than most of us to benefit from Real Bread making and baking in general.
At its annual Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking graduation ceremony, the School of Artisan Food also presented its first honorary Fellowship to Chris Young for ‘services to the Real Bread Campaign’.
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.
There are growing numbers of initiatives and enterprises working to reduce the amount of surplus loaves that are wasted. Now the Real Bread Campaign is working to help bakeries tackle the surplus they produce in the first place.
The Real Bread Campaign’s sixth annual Sourdough September saw mother lovin’ bakers and baking teachers in Britain and beyond share secrets and starters for the oldest way of loaf leavening.
The Real Bread Campaign wants to see and share your photos and stories from the annual month of fermentative frolics.
Issue 33 (Oct-Dec 2017) of the Real Bread Campaign supporters’ magazine True Loaf includes a feature by the award-winning author and chef, and details of how to bag a six-volume set of a new bread bible, worth over £400!
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.
Sustain receives no funding, advertising or sponsorship to run the Real Bread Campaign, relying instead on donations and annual contributions from people like YOU.
The Baking Industry Awards has crowned Real Bread Campaign supporter David Wright, of the Cake Shop Bakery in Suffolk, Baker Of The Year 2017.
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.
This #SourdoughSeptember, the Real Bread Campaign offers tweeters the chance to win a Doves Farm ancient grains hamper - RRP £50.
Issue 32 of the Real Bread Campaign supporters’ magazine for July- September 2017 is out now.
The Healthgrain Forum has proposed a Europe-wide definition for wholegrain foods, echoing a call the Real Bread Campaign has been making since 2013.
Real Bread Campaign supporter Ma Baker has scooped a prestigious 3-star Great Taste Award, for her porridge bread.
In its most recent response to the Real Bread Campaign’s long-standing call for loaf labelling and marketing legislation that offers better protection for customers and small bakeries, Defra has proposed to take no action until after Britain has left the EU.
2017 marks the international celebration of sourdough’s fifth anniversary, and the Real Bread Campaign needs YOUR help to make it another success!
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.
Real Bread Campaign supporters have been crowned overall champion and reserve champion at the first ever Scottish Bread Championships.
Crumbs Brewing has teamed up with Chalk Hills Bakery to become the latest initiative to turn a slice of the UK enormous loaf surplus into beer.
With the likes of Jamie Oliver to Chris Evans helping spread the word, the ninth annual international celebration of bakeries that make additive-free loaves and encouraging people to bake Real Bread at home has been another success.
As part of a small charity, the Real Bread Campaign needs to keep demonstrating to our trustees; and potential grant funders, donors and supporters that what we do works, is of value, and so is worth continuing and supporting.
This year, Real Bread Week coincides with Coeliac Awareness Week. So what is coeliac disease and what does diagnosis mean for the Real Bread lover?
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