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Nose-to-Tail meat workshop for chefs

On 6 March 2012, Ethical Eats - working with the Food Legacy programme - will be holding a workshop for chefs and restaurateurs on whole animal butchery and lesser used cuts of meat, including offal.

08/02/2012   Food Legacy

On your marks, get set, grow - Mayor and Capital Growth launch Olympic food growing competition

As the capital prepares to host the 2012 Games this summer, Londoners are being invited to get their hands on an Olympic-inspired cash giveaway by growing their own food.

06/02/2012   London Food Link

The Real Bread Loaf Mark first fifty

The number of bakeries around Britain using The Real Bread Loaf Mark to let shoppers know which loaves are additive-free has just passed fifty.

03/02/2012   Real Bread Campaign

Sharp rise in sustainable seafood products on sale in UK

The number of fish and seafood products certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council has shot up by 41% in the UK over the last year.

30/01/2012   Sustainable Fish Cities

Food for Life promotes healthy eating and sustainable fish

In 2012, Food for Life Catering Mark standards have been updated to require promotion of healthy eating and exclusion of endangered fish. A flexible points-based system also encourages caterers to use more sustainable food.

30/01/2012   Food Legacy

Food for Life caterers will now exclude endangered fish

The Soil Association has launched updated standards for the Food for Life Catering Mark that now exclude endangered fish at bronze award level.

30/01/2012   Sustainable Fish Cities

Raymond Blanc encourages all chefs and caterers aboard for a Sustainable Fish City

Raymond Blanc and European Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki call on chefs and caterers to support a Sustainable Fish City, speaking at the Sustainable Fish Forum 2012, held at Fishmongers Hall in London.

24/01/2012   Sustainable Fish Cities

The Big Smoke's Best Banger

The Jellied Eel magazine is teaming up with London Farmers' Markets to get Londoners to choose their favourite local farmers' market sausage.

18/01/2012   London Food Link

Celebrity Real Bread baker Tom Herbert launches Bake Your Lawn

On Monday 23 January 2012, Real Bread Campaign ambassador Tom Herbert sows the Bake Your Lawn challenge for schools around Britain: grow your own loaf!

16/01/2012   Real Bread Campaign

Food Legacy features on Radio 4 Food Programme

Radio 4 investigates food for the London 2012 Olympics, and interviews Sustain, which coordinates the Food Legacy programme inspired by the London 2012 Food Vision

16/01/2012   Food Legacy

Restaurants 'adopt a plot' to support community food growers

London restaurants are being encouraged to 'adopt a plot' and buy fresh and seasonal produce from community food growing spaces in the capital.

10/01/2012   Food Legacy

Real Bread workshop for Bristol teachers and cooks

On Tuesday 21 February, Square Food Foundation (formerly the Cookery School at Bordeaux Quay) hosts a one-off workshop in support of the Real Bread Campaign's Lessons in Loaf and On the Menu schemes.

10/01/2012   Real Bread Campaign

Rise in communities growing their own food to beat recession

A new report explores the rise of the new urban market gardener making money out of the hunger for ultra-local food.

08/01/2012   Local Action on Food

RECRUITMENT NOW CLOSED: Sustainable Restaurant Association recruits for freelance assessors

The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) is looking to recruit a team of assessors to rate UK restaurants' sustainability in 2012 through its Star Rating process.

06/01/2012   Food Legacy

Defra shows sustainable fish buying is possible

Defra's review of its catering's compliance with new Government Buying Standards shows that sustainable fish is affordable and achievable

05/01/2012   Sustainable Fish Cities

Mayor awards Capital Growth's food growing 'heroes'

London garden heroes awarded as further food growing grants round is opened

31/12/2011   London Food Link

Dodgiest junk food marketing claims of the year

In a poll of a thousand people organised by the Children's Food Campaign, Chupa Chups lollipops were declared winners of the 'Dodgiest Junk Food Claim' of 2011.

30/12/2011   Children's Food Campaign

Hospital patients served healthier food in Wales than in England

Good Food for Our Money campaign survey shows massive public support for introduction of legally-binding hospital food standards.

28/12/2011   Good Food for Our Money Campaign

Report exposes how junk food manufacturers prey on children online

A joint Children's Food Campaign and British Heart Foundation Report reveals the manipulative tactics junk food manufacturers use to hook children while they play online.

18/12/2011   Children's Food Campaign

Making Local Food Work films released

The films tell the inspiring stories of communities around the country taking control of their food and where it comes from.

13/12/2011   Making Local Food Work


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