A report in Nature finds that organic farming systems match or outperform conventional ones
On 3 February 2016, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that a series of advertisements for ‘sourdough’ toasties were not misleading, despite the product being made with added yeast.
03/02/2016 Real Bread Campaign
EasyFoodStore has opened its doors in Brent. The retailer promises to offer customers an option between food banks and discount retailers. Prices for most items are just 25p during the first month.
02/02/2016 Food Poverty
A gathering of campaigners and academics at City University in January agreed on the need for a standard, quantitative measure of food insecurity in the UK.
02/02/2016 Food Poverty
Three national organizations have come together to address the difficulties cared-for children face in adopting healthy eating practices.
Sustain, the Fairtrade Foundation, Traidcraft, Feedback and the National Farmers Union have joined forces to call for the Groceries Code Adjudicator remit to extend to farmers, to protect them from unfair trading practices by supermarkets.
31/01/2016 Food and Farming Policy
A new report presents practical measures to help the intensive dairy sector adopt less environmentally damaging practices
Hundreds of rare and ancient varieties of cider apple have been donated to the National Trust by a collector
Retailer delayed payments to suppliers in breach of the Code of Practice, but can't be fined
The European Commission looks to information technology to help reduce agriculture's GHG emissions
Paper claiming that GM Bt176 maize was 'most probably' toxic to animals 'disappeared' from online journal after only one day
NGOs express concern over growing corporate influence at the UN health body
A coalition of organisations has launched Family Friendly London, challenging Mayoral candidates to commit to tackling child poverty.
28/01/2016 Food Poverty
Join the Organic Trade Board for their annual "Prosper and Grow with Organic" 2016 Briefing on the 2 March.
28/01/2016 Organic Sector Development
The Council for Protection of Rural England (CPRE) have produced the top ten reasons why people should buy (and eat!) local food, based on surveys with 1300 people across 12 towns.
Discount supermarket Lidl has more than doubled its range of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fish over the last year to become the third largest in the UK, behind Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, who have both also increased their product range.
28/01/2016 Sustainable Fish Cities
Last week Berkeley City Council unanimously accepted most of the Sugar Sweetened Beverage Panel of Experts recommendations (Items 33 and 34) to invest into school and community-based efforts to reduce sugary drink consumption and address the health disparities associated with the overconsumption of sugary drinks.
26/01/2016 Children's Health Fund
On 20 January 2016, a Real Bread Campaign delegation met representatives of Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) to make progress on the Campaign’s demand for legislation to ensure greater clarity and transparency in loaf labelling and marketing.
25/01/2016 Real Bread Campaign
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