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London food heroes invited to enter the Urban Food Awards

Entries are now open for The Urban Food Awards, the annual celebration of the best of London’s local larder.

17/06/2015   London Food Link

Co-op’s “Fresh 3” price cuts a boost to 5 a day eating

Children’s Food Campaign welcomes the The Co-operative supermarket’s commitment to price cuts and promotions on fresh fruit and vegetables across its stores, including in its smaller, convenience store formats.

17/06/2015   Children's Food Campaign

Good Food for All report launches

A new report aiming to generate practical food policy ideas will be launched at the Senedd in Cardiff later this month.

12/06/2015   Sustain

More visitors than ever take part in Open Farm Sunday

Open Farm Sunday celebrated its tenth anniversary with record numbers of visitors enjoying the opportunity to experience life on farms around the country.

12/06/2015   Sustain

Eating Better with Meat Free Monday

Meat reduction campaigners Meat Free Monday have joined the Eating Better alliance as a partner network.

12/06/2015   Sustain

Guild of Food Writers Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2015 Guild of Food Writers awards were announced on 9th June at a reception in London.

12/06/2015   Sustain

New UK Public Health Network

The UK Public Health Network is a collaboration of organisations representing public health in the UK.

12/06/2015   Sustain

Sustainability part of new Swedish dietary guidelines

The Swedish Food Agency has launched new dietary guidelines and for the first time they are not only based on human health but also on the health of the planet.

12/06/2015   Sustain

Practical Action help relief efforts in Nepal

Sustain member Practical Action are working to deliver emergency relief and plan reconstruction after the massive earthquake in Nepal.

12/06/2015   Sustain

Find out more about Permaculture

The Permaculture Association are offering opportunities to visit one of their 60 demonstration projects.

12/06/2015   Sustain

Checkout campaigning during Dietitians Week

The Children's Food Campaign marks Dietitians Week with a renewed push on getting junk off the checkouts for good. Together with the British Dietetic Association and their sub-group Dietitians for Obesity Management, we are urging supporters to: (1) check that Lidl, Aldi and Tesco are fully implementing their healthy tills policies in your local store (2) give feedback to stores that are not yet on board, using our 'checkout challenge' pass and fail cards (3) share any photos via #junkfreecheckouts.

09/06/2015   Children's Food Campaign

New leaflet "Antimicrobial resistance and agriculture stepping back from the brink"

The leaflet looks at the big facts about overuse of antibiotics in the livestock sector, what our recommendations are and how many countries have taken action successfully to limit use. Download here.

09/06/2015   Save Our Antibiotics

World Meat Free Day

The Eating Better Alliance and Compassion in World Farming are supporting the first ever World Meat Free Day which will take place on Monday 15th June to raise awareness of the issues surrounding meat sustainability.

08/06/2015   Sustain

NHS chief calls for sugar reduction

Simon Stevens, the CEO of NHS England has raised concerns about the over consumption of high energy sugary drinks among teenagers. 

05/06/2015   Sustain

Food businesses want a better food system

Food: All Things Considered is a new report by the Food Ethics Council reflecting on eight years of meetings of their Business Forum, which brings together senior food business leaders. 

05/06/2015   Sustain

£200 million public health cuts raise alarm

Chancellor George Osborne has announced a £200 million cut to the public health budget for local councils, saying he will consult on the measure. 

05/06/2015   Sustain

FSA publishes strategic plan

The Food Standards Agency has published its Strategic Plan, setting out how it will work over the next five years to deliver its goals. 

05/06/2015   Sustain

Soil Association demands that Defra protect our soil

Soil Association calls for action in UN's International Year of Soils.

05/06/2015   Sustain

Opening the sugary drinks tax debate in Scotland

Scottish doctors have called for a tax on sugary drinks to tackle Scotland’s spiralling obesity crisis, at today's Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh special conference on obesity.

05/06/2015   Sugary Drinks Duty

Young crofters make their voices heard

A group of young crofters are forming a new branch of the Scottish Crofting Federation to add their voices to the fight to protect and support the crofting tradition.

05/06/2015   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.