New tests have revealed the extent to which English rivers are contaminated with powerful insecticides. Pesticide Action Network (PAN UK) are calling on the Government to commit to an overall reduction in pesticide use.
20/12/2017 Food and Farming Policy
Kath Dalmeny, Sustain CEO gave oral evidence to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee on 6th December. On behalf of Sustain alliance members (and whilst handing out Manifestos for a Better Food Britain printed on spoof beermats), she expressed deep concern that the beguiling promise of ‘cheap food’ from new international trade deals could result in serious risks and costs to health, animal welfare and British farming livelihoods.
New findings from The Children’s Society have revealed that one million children living in poverty in England will miss out on free school meals under universal credit proposals. A coalition of organisations is urging the public to respond to the Government’s consultation.
19/12/2017 Food Poverty
It’s that time of year again where we look to celebrate the people and organisations that have made a significant contribution towards the Children’s Food Campaign’s goals over the past twelve months; and name the ‘zeroes’ who have thrown roadblocks in the way. Tell us who you would like to see win these awards.
19/12/2017 Children's Food Campaign
A new investigation by Sustainable Fish Cities reveals red-rated fish on the menu in exclusive concert venues, city firms and restaurants.
18/12/2017 Sustainable Fish Cities
Join Produkt and GAIL’s on 1 February 2018 for an evening chewing over the role bread plays in family, culture, and London life. Speakers include baker Dan Lepard, and there’s a 15% discount available for Real Bread Campaign supporters.
18/12/2017 Real Bread Campaign
As a thank-you, London Food link is offering its supporters the opportunity to win a free advertisement in the spring 2018 issue of The ‘Eel, the capital’s good food magazine.
18/12/2017 London Food Link
Consumers' Christmas turkey could have been washed in four disinfectants if the UK agrees a post-Brexit trade deal with the USA, according to a new briefing paper by leading food policy experts.
Experts in farm investment predict that it is ‘highly probable’ that meat will go the same way as tobacco, carbon and sugar. The Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) Initiative believe that it won’t be long until governments across the world will decide to put a levy on meat.
16/12/2017 Ethical Eats
Next year’s Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH) Salt Week will highlight the damage of eating too much salt in early childhood.
16/12/2017 Children's Food Campaign
The new chair is Philip Wyn, manager of the Nevile Estate in Lincolnshire - one of LEAF’s first Demonstration Farms. He will take over from Stephen Fell who has held the post for the past eight years.
16/12/2017 Agri-Food Network
The Mayor of London is inviting applications for the role of the London Food Board Chair, looking for a senior leader who is passionate about improving London’s food system. The London Food Board Chair and Board advise the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority on food matters across the capital.
15/12/2017 London Food Link
The latest London borough to join SUGAR SMART launched its sugar reduction campaign at Urswick Secondary School, which has transformed its food culture for the sake of students' health.
14/12/2017 Sugar Smart UK
Feedback are calling out supermarkets who sell meat under fake farm brand names. They have given Tesco a ‘Total Bull’ award for their fictitious ‘Woodside Farms’ brand - and the farmer on a real Woodside Farm is threatening Tesco with legal action.
14/12/2017 Labelling for sustainability
Cities are stepping up where the federal government has fallen short. The New Food Economy has published an uplifting article on the local food policy councils which are driving a food revolution in the US.
14/12/2017 Sustainable Food Cities
Responding to a complaint by the Real Bread Campaign, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has given the opinion that the frozen food chain’s ‘crafted using only the finest ingredients’ advertising claim for additive-laden loaves is not misleading ‘because “finest” had no defined meaning’.
13/12/2017 Real Bread Campaign
The farming charity are looking for a new chairperson to replace John Meadley who is stepping down. The PFLA is the ‘go to’ organisation for farmers interested in feeding their animals entirely out in pasture.
13/12/2017 Food and Farming Policy
Are antibiotics a threat to public health and how is British farming responding? The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics and the Royal Society of Medicine are holding an event to discuss antimicrobial resistance.
13/12/2017 Save Our Antibiotics
Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee challenges Government Ministers on whether the 'one in, three out' principle will apply to UK environmental regulation post-Brexit, receiving a non-committal response.
Healthy food advocates dressed in tooth fairy outfits and SUGAR SMART t-shirts descended on the O2 Arena Saturday 9th December to deliver free toothbrushes to families and an Open Letter to Coca-Cola's marketing lead, asking the company to clean up its irresponsible Christmas promotional campaign.
12/12/2017 Sugar Smart UK
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