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Mackerel removed from 'fish to eat' list

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has downgraded its rating of the popular oily fish mackerel, as arguments over who is catching what in the north east Atlantic continue.

22/01/2013   Sustainable Fish Cities

Raymond Blanc celebrates as 22,000 people are to be served sustainable fish

Raymond Blanc OBE, ambassador of the Sustainable Fish City campaign congratulated a leading workplace caterer for committing to serve sustainable fish across all its sites.

21/01/2013   Sustainable Fish Cities

100,000 green-fingered Londoners achieve 2012 food growing target

2,012 disused plots of land in London have been transformed into community spaces abundant with fruit and veg, with nearly 100,000 green fingered Londoners having rolled up their sleeves to achieve this leafy Olympic legacy.

14/12/2012   Capital Growth

MP calls for more ethical hospital food

Hospitals should be forced to serve food that meets higher animal welfare standards, a Westcountry MP has told ministers.

14/12/2012   Better Hospital Food

Nutrition trends continue to go the wrong way, especially among lower income households

Children's Food Campaign's response to publication of the Defra Family Food Report

13/12/2012   Children's Food Campaign

Healthy school food safeguards removed for a further 50,000 children

Children's Food Campaign's response to the new academy and free schools announced in the Autumn Budget Statement

05/12/2012   Children's Food Campaign

Free Real Bread workshop to mark Lessons in Loaf success

To celebrate flying past its target of children in 100 schools learning to bake Real Bread, the Real Bread Campaign has arranged a free workshop to inspire twelve more teachers to do the same.

20/11/2012   Real Bread Campaign

Human health risk from farm antibiotics

The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics is calling on Minister of State for Agriculture, David Heath MP, to ban the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics in poultry production to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance in campylobacter and other infections in humans.

16/11/2012   Food and Farming Policy

Shocking welfare standards for animals reared for hospital food

Animal welfare standard of hospital food is 'post code lottery'

15/11/2012   Better Hospital Food

Hospital food 'sourced from animals reared in poor conditions'

Meat and eggs used in hospital food in England do not meet the animal welfare standards expected by consumers, a survey suggests.

15/11/2012   Better Hospital Food

Time for some sticks, not just more carrots on obesity strategy

Children's Food Campaign's response to the new Responsibility Deal pledge on increasing fruit and vegetable consumption

14/11/2012   Children's Food Campaign

Capital Growth launches competition to find London's 2012th edible garden

Final call to be part of the world's largest urban food-growing network. PLUS the chance to win £1000, 70 fruit trees and 100's of tools. ALSO five new London Gardens given Grow for Gold award.

07/11/2012   Capital Growth

Government must set standards to improve hospital food

The only way to improve the quality of all patient meals in England is to require them to meet mandatory sustainability standards.

02/11/2012   Better Hospital Food

Capital competition to confirm the best kids' meal

London's ethical food magazine, The Jellied Eel, together with the Ethical Eats caterers' network, has launched a competition to find the best kids' meal in the capital, with almost 30 of London's eateries on the shortlist.

25/10/2012   Ethical Eats

Winners of London food gardens competition announced

The Grow for Gold competition, run by the Capital Growth network during 2012, has announced the winners of five different categories celebrating the breadth of community food growing spaces across London.

24/10/2012   Capital Growth

Government should name and shame food companies delaying Traffic Light Labelling

Children's Food Campaign's response to the Department of Health's announcement that it will promote a national front of pack labelling scheme incorporating traffic light colour coding

24/10/2012   Children's Food Campaign

Campaign for Better Hospital Food response

Campaign for Better Hospital Food response to the Department of Health's announcement about hospital food standards.

15/10/2012   Better Hospital Food

NHS grub raids: Ex-patients join spot checks on hospital kitchens

HIT squads of food inspectors will be sent into NHS hospitals to make sure they are serving decent grub.

14/10/2012   Better Hospital Food

Caterers launch campaign for better breakfasts

Restaurants, caterers and hotels are being challenged to provide better breakfasts that are good for diners, farmers, farm animals and the environment.

26/09/2012   Ethical Eats

Food Legacy Awards celebrate the best of sustainable catering

Leading caterers and institutions, and companies that served food at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, have received Food Legacy Awards for championing healthy and sustainable food.

26/09/2012   Food Legacy


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