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Announcing Children's Health Fund Grants

Restaurant Sector funds free drinking fountains across the UK

12/07/2016   Children's Health Fund

Urban Food Awards judges announced

The finalists in the produce categories of this year’s awards will be subject to the superlative senses of London-based chefs Olia Hercules, Tom Hunt, Rowley Leigh and Oliver Rowe.

11/07/2016   London Food Link

Tony the Tiger and friends’ junk food marketing ‘victory parade’

On Tuesday 12 July, Tony the Tiger, the Coco Pops monkey, Barny bear, Haribo bear, and the Red M&M will be celebrating their continued employment promoting sugary food to children. They will stage a victory parade outside the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) offices.

11/07/2016   Children's Food Campaign

How to respond to CAP junk food marketing consultation

Children's Food Campaign has brought together health professionals, academics and marketing experts to help us formulate our response to the Committee of Advertising Practice consultation on the advertising to children of food and soft drink products in non-broadcast media.  Read our summary response below and then follow the simple nstructions to submit your own response to the advertising regulator.

11/07/2016   Children's Food Campaign

National MakeRioCount Day on 4 August 2016

To help tackle food insecurity in the UK, the Sustainable Food Cities network invites you to join a national fun-and-food day to mark the global summit on nutrition taking place in Rio, the day before the start of the Olympic Games

07/07/2016   Sustain

Defra rejects latest request for permission to apply neonicotinoids

Sustain members welcomed the Government's decision to uphold an EU ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, despite a second plea for an emergency exemption from the National Farmers Union

07/07/2016   Sustain

Deep sea fishing to be banned in EU waters

Following nearly a decade of campaigning and negotiation, the European Parliament has announced a ban on all fishing below 800 metres, and restrictions on fishing below 400 metres to help protect particularly vulnerable deep-sea marine ecosystems that are quick to collapse and regenerate at slow rates.

07/07/2016   Sustainable Fish Cities

Honest Crust Act next steps

The Real Bread Campaign has finished its consulation of supporters on what to do next on loaf labelling and marketing honesty and transparency.

07/07/2016   Real Bread Campaign

Truss issues statement on farming post-Brexit

The Defra Sectretary of State says there will be no immediate changes, and that in the longer term, policies are needed to keep British farming 'profitable and competitive'

07/07/2016   Sustain

Community cash for Companio

Real Bread Campaign supporter Russel Goodwin has raised £30,000 through a bread loans scheme for ‘Manchester’s first Community Supported Bakery.'

07/07/2016   Real Bread Campaign

Real Bread course accredited

The Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking run by Sustain member, and Real Bread Campaign supporter, the School of Artisan Food has been accredited by awarding body FDQ.

07/07/2016   Sustain

Crop to Crust II

On 8 October, join the Real Bread Campaign, SPAB Mills Section and the Traditional Cornmillers Guild for Crop to Crust II at Sacrewell Mill, Peterborough.

07/07/2016   Real Bread Campaign

The fairest of them all - Fairtrade school winners

Congratulations to St Edmund’s School, Canterbury, and Imberhorne School, East Grinstead -- this year's Fairtrade Fortnight Schools Award Winners

07/07/2016   Sustain

Animal welfare now a global concern

With winners drawn from all over the world, Compassion in World Farming's Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards show that the public and food businesses everywhere are taking this issue seriously

07/07/2016   Sustain

Europe hot and COOL on French labelling plans

In a divisive move, France plans to trial country-of-origin labelling on processed meat and dairy products

07/07/2016   Sustain

Young Food Writer of the Year

17-year-old Georgia Kirby fought off stiff competition to win this year’s Guild of Food Writer’s competition for aspiring food scribes

07/07/2016   Sustain

New London street food social enterprise launched

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched for Kitchenette Karts to create culinary career pathways into entrepreneurship for young East Londoners.

06/07/2016   London Food Link

First hints at Brexit impact on fishing - not necessarily greater catches

In the first significant signal about how UK fisheries will be managed post-Brexit, the European commission has said that UK boats will need to stick to catch quotas set by the EU whilst we are still a member. Following Britain’s exit – nothing can be guaranteed.

05/07/2016   Sustainable Fish Cities

Announcing Sourdough September

This #SourdoughSeptember fermentalists of the world will unite to help everyone discover that life’s sweeter with sourdough!

05/07/2016   Real Bread Campaign

Slow Dough: Real Bread – pre-order now

The Real Bread Campaign’s first recipe book, Slow Dough: Real Bread, is published by Nourish Books in the USA/UK on 13/15 September 2016

05/07/2016   Real Bread Campaign


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