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The Big Dig - 10,000 volunteers get their hands dirty

Today sees the launch of The Big Dig, a nationwide project to get people growing food together. It will involve community growing projects across England and will be run by Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.

16/05/2012   Sustain

Food policy failure

Campaigners expect government greenwash in response to top notch Parliamentary report.

14/05/2012   Sustain

The Jellied Eel Magazine shortlisted for top award

The Jellied Eel has been shortlisted for best food magazine in the Guild of Food Writers awards this year.

03/05/2012   London Food Link

Red Tractor launches Team RT for 2012

The Olympic Games is fast approaching, and to celebrate being a part of LOCOG's Food Vision for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Red Tractor is launching Team Red Tractor ('Team RT').

30/04/2012   Food Legacy

Asda, Morrisons and Iceland named as 'worst offenders' for undermining children's healthy eating

Children's Food Campaign survey finds unhealthy food and soft drinks at the checkouts of leading supermarkets and high-street stores, despite a decade of promises to remove them.

24/04/2012   Children's Food Campaign

Good food firmly on London's Mayoral plate

Four of London's Mayoral candidates have pledged in their manifestos to improve London's food - the first time that healthy and sustainable food has featured on the political agenda of all of the main contenders for London's leadership.

20/04/2012   London Food Link

Food Legacy and Ethical Eats to host festival and street food workshop on 8th May

This workshop is for festival and street-food caterers looking to learn more about building healthy and sustainable food principles into their dishes.

18/04/2012   Food Legacy

Sustain's Big Dig project gets green light to go national

Almost half a million volunteers benefit from the Social Action Fund, including those volunteering on community food growing spaces supported through Sustain's Big Dig.

16/04/2012   The Big Dig

London's best local sausage revealed

The results are in from the Jellied Eel's Love Your Local Sausage competition run in partnership with London Farmers' Market. And the winners are...

12/04/2012   London Food Link

London's chefs go the whole hog for Nose-to-Tail Fortnight

Top London chefs will be taking part in a two-week celebration of nose-to-tail meat eating in May 2012. Chefs participating include the Dock Kitchen's Stevie Parle, offal expert Anissa Helou, and food designers Blanch and Shock, as well as the Cinnamon Club, Table Café, Manson, and Nopi restaurants.

10/04/2012   London Food Link

Open Farm Sunday will take place on 12 June, 2012

This annual event gives everyone the chance to meet the farmers who grow their food and care for the countryside, and is organised by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming).

06/04/2012   Food Legacy

Real Bread Maker Week 7-13 May 2012

Real Bread Maker Week is back, and in its third year it's not just about the machines.

05/04/2012   Real Bread Campaign

Search to find London's top veggie restaurant launched

London's ethical food magazine, The Jellied Eel, together with the Ethical Eats caterers network, is launching a competition to find the best veggie restaurant in the capital, to tie in with National Vegetarian Week.

03/04/2012   London Food Link

Farm Assurance Schemes & Animal Welfare - How the standards compare

A new report from Compassion in World Farming compares the welfare standards of the major farm assurance schemes commonly adopted within the UK farming industry.

02/04/2012   Food Legacy

FSA issues guidance on setting up a food stall during the Olympics

The UK's Food Standards Agency has issued guidance on how to set up a stall selling refreshments during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

28/03/2012   Food Legacy

Nominations now open for the 2012 Seafood Champion Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2012 Seafood Champion Awards, an accolade recognising those making significant progress toward sustainability in the seafood industry, with a deadline of April 30, 2012.

27/03/2012   Sustainable Fish Cities

Children's Food Campaign rubbishes Responsibility Deal calorie reduction pledges

Children's food campaigners denounce the Department of Health's calorie reduction announcement as smoke and mirrors, and call for meaningful action on obesity.

23/03/2012   Children's Food Campaign

Event: Games-time information for the hospitality industry

The Greater London Authority (GLA), London & Partners and British Hospitality Association join forces to provide a morning of Games-time information and advice tailored for the hospitality industry.

22/03/2012   Food Legacy

First sustainability accreditation for farmed fish launched, with ASC tilapia

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has launched its first standard into the market with the opening of its accreditation process for Tilapia.

21/03/2012   Sustainable Fish Cities

McDonald's uses British chicken for London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic menus

London 2012 Olympic sponsor McDonald's has pledged to increase the amount of chicken produced by British farmers to be served at the London 2012 Games.

19/03/2012   Food Legacy


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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.