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International Permaculture Conference

Get ready for the International Permaculture Conference: Designing the World We Want.

04/07/2015   Sustain

New Countryside Stewardship Scheme

Applications for the new £900 million Countryside Stewardship Scheme formally opened on the 1st July 2015.

04/07/2015   Sustain

Eating Together in Brighton and Hove

The Brighton and Hove Food Partnership have produced a new report examining shared meals in the area.

04/07/2015   Sustain

Soil Association welcomes Climate Change report

The recent Climate Change Committee report highlights the critical status of British soils and calls for soil protection.

04/07/2015   Sustain

Industry giants pledge to halve food waste

Members of the Consumer Goods Forum have committed to halving food waste over the next ten years.

04/07/2015   Sustain

Payments for organic farming

Organic farmers can now take advantage of payments under Defra's new Countryside Stewardship Scheme.

04/07/2015   Sustain

Latest international agricultural outlook

The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2015-2024 predicts stronger production and falling prices over the next ten years.

04/07/2015   Sustain

UN's World Food Programme forced to cut food aid

The WFP says it's being forced to cut food assistance for vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan because of a severe lack of funding.

04/07/2015   Sustain

Greek crisis prompts food fears

UK media reports are warning of possible food and medicine shortages in Greece ahead of the country's referendum.

04/07/2015   Sustain

Defra happy to see pork exports rising

Global UK pork exports have risen 44% in the last five years, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced.

03/07/2015   Sustain

Durham celebrates sustainable fish milestone

Durham City has become only the second place in the UK to achieve 4 stars in their bid to become a Sustainable Fish City.

03/07/2015   Sustainable Fish Cities

Sustain backs call against public health cuts

Sustain is one of 19 leading health bodies supporting the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists call against £200 million of proposed cuts to public health in England

03/07/2015   Sustain

Sustain urge students to become food activists

Talking at the 2015 NUS Student Eats conference Ben Reynolds, Sustain's Acting Coordinator, supported students getting more involved in shaping their food system.

29/06/2015   Sustain

Defra launches open data project

Defra has announced plans to release vast data reserves to 'transform the world of food and farming'.

26/06/2015   Sustain

WIN a basket of bread books in the new True Loaf magazine

The July-October 2015 issue of the Real Bread Campaign supporters’ magazine includes the chance to win a bundle of bread books.

26/06/2015   Real Bread Campaign

Living with the Land films

Permaculture People UK have produced a series of nine short films showcasing permaculture people and projects.

26/06/2015   Sustain

Doctors want government action on obesity

Doctors at the British Medical Association annual conference have debated obesity in Scotland and called for more government action.

26/06/2015   Sustain

National Trust ten year plan

The National Trust have unveiled a ten year plan to safeguard the environment and invest in our heritage.

26/06/2015   Sustain

Easy ways to get kids to eat their greens!

Check out social enterprise Behaviour Change's latest project - a library of ideas to get kids to eat their greens!

26/06/2015   Sustain

FareShare Surplus Food Summit

Sustain member FareShare have brought together the food industry and food retailers for the UK's first ever Surplus Food Summit.

26/06/2015   Sustain


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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.