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US tells UK it's 'sick and tired' of our objections to chlorine washed chicken

According to a report from Bloomberg Politics (which you can read here) the US is ‘sick and tired’ of us going on about chlorine-washed chicken, claiming that they don’t really use chlorine washes in their farming any more. Read Sustain's response.

04/01/2018   Brexit

Public Health England launches campaign to change children's snacking habits

Public Health England’s Change4Life Campaign urges parents to limit their children to just two snacks of no more than 100 calories per day.

04/01/2018   Children's Food Campaign

UN declares 20 May as ‘World Bee Day’

The UN general assembly has decided to introduce World Bee Day after adopting a resolution proposed by Slovenia. World Bee Day will aim to raise awareness of the importance of bees and other pollinators and highlight the threats they are facing.

04/01/2018   Food and climate change

Campaigners write to Tesco and Sainsbury’s to keep meat inspectors independent

The supermarkets are yet to respond to the letter from the UK E Coli Support Group. Campaigners fear that meat safety is already being threatened.

03/01/2018   Food and Farming Policy

NEW Real Bread Campaign supporter offers

To say thanks to people who support its work, the Campaign has harvested a basket of deals on ingredients, equipment, classes and more.

03/01/2018   Real Bread Campaign

Now more casual workers on farms than full-time farm workers

The number of full-time farm workers in England fell by almost 4% in 2016 - 2017. The figures from the annual agricultural census show that casual employment during that time rose by 10%.

03/01/2018   Food and Farming Policy

New calculator aims to reduce antibiotics on dairy farms

The University of Nottingham have developed a new free tool to reduce the use of antibiotics on dairy farms. It is hoped this will help combat antimicrobial resistance in the farming industry and beyond.

03/01/2018   Save Our Antibiotics

NEW London Food Link supporter offers

To say thanks to people who support its work, LFL has harvested a bunch of deals on classes, courses, kit and more.

02/01/2018   London Food Link

Real Bread Week is coming: Get involved!

It’s less than eight weeks until the start of the 10th annual international celebration of Real Bread and the people who make it.

02/01/2018   Real Bread Campaign

Save the Date: City Food Symposium 25th April 2018

Next year’s symposium at the Centre for Food Policy will discuss how best to engage with food policy makers and researchers.

21/12/2017   Sustainable Food

WIN a £125 Cookery School voucher

Join London Food Link, or sign someone else up as a gift, before 11 January 2018 and you’ll be entered into the draw.

21/12/2017   London Food Link

‘More Farmers, Better Food’

The Landworkers’ Alliance are aiming to raise £25,000 in the next four weeks through public donations. This money will be used to influence the Government's British Agricultural Policy which will be outlined in early in 2018.

21/12/2017   Food and Farming Policy

Mentor scheme open for sustainable food entrepreneurs

Nourish Scotland are offering mentor and peer support for 15-20 aspiring and recently established local food entrepreneurs from across Scotland. The deadline to apply is 29th January 2018.

21/12/2017   London Food Link

Board members wanted for Marine Management Organisation

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is the Government’s principal body for managing the seas around England. 

21/12/2017   Sustainable Fish Cities

Warning labels on sugary drinks can lower obesity

Labels that warn about the risks of sugary drinks steered virtual consumers to unsweetened drinks in a study by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

21/12/2017   Sugar Smart UK

UK demands secrecy in Brexit trade talks with US

The British Government has reportedly demanded total secrecy in its free trade talks with the US for a post-Brexit deal, in an exclusive story from The Independent newspaper.

21/12/2017   Brexit

Is Pret making a prat of you?

Despite Pret a Manger claiming to “shun obscure chemicals”, the Real Bread Campaign has discovered that this “natural” sandwich chain is serving its unsuspecting customers a cocktail of artificial additives including diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono-and diglycerides (E472e) and l-cysteine hydrochloride (E920).

20/12/2017   Real Bread Campaign

Right to Food and ‘A Menu to End Hunger’

Today End Hunger UK released ‘A Menu To End Hunger In The UK’, published by a coalition of poverty, food and campaign organisations, including Sustain. This is a vital call to action, to solve modern day hunger in a wealthy nation.

20/12/2017   Food Poverty

Alliance welcomes publication of antibiotics data by M&S and Waitrose

The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics has welcomed decisions by leading supermarkets M&S and Waitrose to publish data on antibiotic use in their supply chains. This will enable better targeting of action to reduce farm antibiotic use.

20/12/2017   Save Our Antibiotics

Record year for ethical spending in the UK

This year the UK will have spent more money on ethical products than ever before. According to the Ethical Consumer Report the UK now spends £81.3 billion a year on ethical goods and services - up 3.2% from the previous year.

20/12/2017   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.