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Concern over the Trans-Pacific trade deal

The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance is questioning a new trade deal which it fears could sign away Australian sovereign rights. 


10/08/2015   Sustain

Farms Not Factories' Northern Ireland petition

Farms Not Factories has launched a petition to help a Northern Irish community oppose plans for a 30,000 pig farm. 

10/08/2015   Sustain

Prime Minister announces plans to boost farm productivity

David Cameron plans to cut 'red tape' including fewer farm inspections in order to boost productivity in the farming sector, which he said would grow food exports by £7 billion. 


10/08/2015   Sustain

Soil Association slams increase in UK maize production

Sustain member the Soil Association have published a report questioning government policy to subsidise maize grown for energy in the UK. 

10/08/2015   Sustain

DEFRA's 25 year food and farming plan

DEFRA launch consultation on their 25 year food and farming plan. 

10/08/2015   Sustain

Pret eyes vegetarian market

Sandwich chain Pret a Manger have surveyed their customers to find out whether they would like to see more vegetarian options. 

10/08/2015   Sustain

Baby Milk Action online training

Breastfeeding pressure group Baby Milk Action have released the first two modules of an online training course on monitoring the baby food industry. 

10/08/2015   Sustain

Food industry invests in diet-related research

Fourteen leading food and drink companies have formed a partnership to fund diet and health research. 

10/08/2015   Sustain

Register now for Edible Gardens Open Day Saturday 19 September, 2015

From secret gardens to community farms, people will have the chance to explore London’s hidden food growing spaces as they open their gates to the public and celebrate their harvest.

04/08/2015   Sustain

More Edible Playgrounds

Sustain member School Food Matters has announced four more schools will get Edible Playgrounds thanks to new funding. 

01/08/2015   Sustain

Have your say on Government Waste Review

DEFRA has launched a review into the waste sector as part of the government's Cutting Red Tape programme to deliver £10 billion savings. 

01/08/2015   Sustain

Tesco 'Ribena ban' in the news

UK news outlets widely reported that supermarket Tesco will stop selling added sugar soft drinks in their children's juice category from September. 


01/08/2015   Sustain

DEFRA announces Growth Programme funding

Applications for grants of more than £35,000 are open under a new Growth Programme, aimed at rural businesses with projects that can benefit the rural economy. 

01/08/2015   Sustain

Food Values Report

A large network of teachers, researchers, farmers and campaigners have worked together for 9 months to produce a report about Food Values in Wales. 

31/07/2015   Sustain

Aldi signs up to NFU's Fruit and Veg pledge

Discount retailer Aldi is the first to sign up to the UK National Farmers' Union Fruit and Veg pledge.

31/07/2015   Sustain

Vegetarian Society teams up with Abel & Cole

Under a new partnership scheme fruit and veg box delivery company Abel & Cole will donate £10 to the Vegetarian Society for each new customer sign up.

31/07/2015   Sustain

New research on food poverty in Scotland

A new study commissioned by NHS Health Scotland explores the prevalence and nature of food poverty and insecurity in Scotland. 

31/07/2015   Sustain

European meat production and exports to increase

New figures predict increasing EU meat production following a meat export volumes increase of 29% in 2014. 

31/07/2015   Sustain

Mexican sugary drinks tax takes effect

A new study evaluating the effects of a tax on sugar sweetened beverages in Mexico has been published, showing an average decrease of 6% in the sales of sugary drinks in the first year. 

31/07/2015   Sustain

School Food Standards prompt 18% increase in UK schools serving sustainable fish

One in six UK primary schools are now serving MSC certified sustainable fish to students according to figures published today by the Marine Stewardship Council.

30/07/2015   Sustainable Fish Cities


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Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture.