The report estimates 80% of global deforestation is due to agriculture with government subsidies for farming often the underlying driver.
Sustain and Jamie Oliver today launch a petition calling on Government to tax sugary drinks. The Children’s Health Fund is also launched by Jamie and Sustain, with funds coming from a self imposed sugary drinks levy by Jamie’s UK restaurants. Leon are the first group to join Jamie’s UK restaurants in adopting the levy contributing to the Children's Health Fund.
03/09/2015 Sugary Drinks Duty
Coinciding with the airing of Jamie Oliver's Sugar Rush documentary tonight (9pm, Channel 4), a new petition has been launched calling on the Government to tax sugary drinks. Jamie’s documentary and accompanying sugar manifesto also supports our call for the ban of all junk food marketing on TV before 9pm and the introduction of more robust digital marketing regulations.
03/09/2015 Children's Food Campaign
The Campaign for Better Hospital Food today welcomed the announcement by NHS chief executive Simon Stevens that hospitals should ditch junk food from vending machines, staff canteens and retail outlets.
02/09/2015 Better Hospital Food
The committee, which scrutinises Government performance on environmental issues has asked for evidence to inform the scope of it's inquiry which includes protecting the environment, supporting the low carbon economy and improving wellbeing. Read Sustain's submission.
02/09/2015 Food and Farming Policy
Sustain welcomes Jamie Oliver’s new campaign to encourage us to reduce our consumption of sugar. His new programme Sugar Rush puts forward a powerful argument that inaction and voluntary approaches are unacceptable, and that more radical approaches are needed.
28/08/2015 Sugary Drinks Duty
The London Borough of Sutton has become the latest local authority to commit to 100% demonstrably sustainable fish for primary school meals.
Find out more about permaculture with this series of short films from the Permaculture Association.
The FSA in Northern Ireland are holding a conference to bring together local food industry, environmental health and public health experts.
EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan is expected to announce proposals for simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in the autumn of 2015.
Get yourself along to the Trafalgar Studios in London for the world premiere of Mouthful, a series of plays tackling the global food crisis.
With disputes between Scottish scampi fishermen in the news again, Sustain member the New Economics Foundation explains the policy options for the Scottish government.
BBC Two's Great British Menu is celebrating the WI's centenary with featured chefs battling it out for the chance to cook at a banquet celebrating one hundred years of the Women's Institue.
Londoners have had their say, the nominations have been counted and here is the shortlist!
26/08/2015 London Food Link
Sustain member Friends of the Earth has filed a High Court legal challenge to the government's decision to allow farmers to use pesticides restricted by the EU because of bees.
The German Agriculture Minister has told officials he will seek to use the EU's opt-out to prevent GM cultivation, according to documents seen by news agency Reuters.
The organisation's "Not In Our Bread" petition asks UK bread manufacturers and retailers not to use the weedkiller in their products.
Over 400 food system leaders are getting together for the 4th Bring Food Home conference in Sudbury Ontario in November.
Diabetes UK say that more than 3 million people in the UK are being treated for diabetes - an increase of nearly 60% in the last decade.
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