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New report documents growing concern over antibiotic resistance

A new report in The Lancet warns that more than 6,000 deaths a year could be caused by a 30% fall in the effectiveness of antibiotics in the US. 

25/10/2015   Sustain

Introduction to Biodynamic Agriculture

The Biodynamic Agricultural College's latest online training course will be going live in November.

25/10/2015   Sustain

DEFRA celebrates bumper harvest

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has praised British farmers' productivity as new figures show this year's UK harvest has been one of the biggest in almost 20 years. 

25/10/2015   Sustain

Coca-Cola in children's advertising row

Coca-Cola are facing a fine in Montreal for advertising Fanta in a theme park.

25/10/2015   Sustain

Can caterers dish up sustainable diets?

Sustain member the Food Ethics Council is exploring the business case for promoting sustainable diets in the catering industry. 

25/10/2015   Sustain

What is public health advocacy and how can you use it?

A new publication from the Food Research Collaboration explores public health advocacy in food and how you can use it for the public interest. 

25/10/2015   Sustain

UK and China work together to fund superbug research

UK research councils and the National Natural Science Foundation of China have teamed up to award £9 million for research into international antimicrobial resistance.

25/10/2015   Sustain

Children's Food Campaign's response to the release of PHE's evidence review

"Finally all politicians, as well as parents, teachers and the food industry, have the opportunity to look at the evidence themselves and understand why tough measures to tackle the marketing, advertising and promotion of less healthy food and drink to children and their families are necessary. All options should be on the table to protect children’s health. So it is irresponsible of the Government to continue to refuse to consider a sugary drinks tax, especially now Public Health England’s lists it as one of their eight areas for action." 

22/10/2015   Children's Food Campaign

New report shows gaping holes in safety net results in food poverty for vulnerable Londoners

London Food Link releases the Capital's first comprehensive food poverty profile, looking Beyond the Food Bank at what local authorities are doing to help the most vulnerable access food.

21/10/2015   Food Poverty

Jamie Oliver is star witness at Health Select Committee inquiry into childhood obesity

Jamie Oliver appeared before the Health Select Committee to discuss the evidence for and the necessity of introducing a radical obesity strategy, including a sugary drinks duty. Jamie told MPs on the House of Commons' Health Committee a tax would be the "single most important" change that could be made for the current obesity problem. He continued on to say that the tax would be deeply symbolic, and that David Cameron should “be brave” and show big business “who is boss.”

20/10/2015   Children's Food Campaign

Jamie Oliver speaks to MPs about sugar reduction strategies

Immediately after giving evidence to the Health Select Committee, Jamie Oliver spoke at a special meeting of MPs organised by Children’s Food Campaign. The event was hosted by Keith Vaz MP and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Heart Disease.  


20/10/2015   Children's Food Campaign

Funding announced for community owned urban food shops

The Plunkett Foundation has announced that its ‘Our Urban Shop' programme is open for applications, with a closing date of 18th December 2015.

19/10/2015   Sustainable Food Cities

Free trees available for school, community and youth groups

The Woodland Trust has 3,250 free tree packs to give away to schools, community and youth groups this autumn, with the closing date for applications being 6th January 2016.

19/10/2015   Capital Growth

100 cities sign Urban Food Policy Pact

With cities now being home to more than half of the world's population, 100 cities have signed up to an 'Urban Food Policy Pact', committing to develop sustainable food systems and promote healthy diets for their citizens.

19/10/2015   Sustainable Food Cities

Over 35 food poverty experts and organisations sign letter to save Universal Free School Meals

The letter, sent to the Sunday Times on 18 October makes the case for keeping Universal Free School Meals for four to seven year olds.

18/10/2015   Food Poverty

EFSA and Glyphosate

The European Food Safety Authority have announced they will include the findings of a recent report suggesting glyphosate is probably a carcinogen in their ongoing review of the herbicide.

16/10/2015   Sustain

Public Health England warning on diabetes figures

PHE, an executive agency of the Department of Health has warned that  five million people in England are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

16/10/2015   Sustain

New FSA Deputy Chair announced

Heather Hancock has been appointed as the Deputy Chair of the Food Standards Agency. She is expected to take up the post of Chair from April 1 2016.

16/10/2015   Sustain

Public Health England annual plan

PHE has published its annual plan setting out how it will protect the public's health and reduce health inequalities in England.

16/10/2015   Sustain

Alcohol-related deaths in Scotland

New official statistics show that alcohol-related deaths in Scotland are still almost double what they were in the early 1990s.

16/10/2015   Sustain


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