Food waste audits at schools uncover how much is wasted and what the solutions are to avoid vegetables being wasted.
Oxfam goes ‘Behind the Barcodes’ to expose the working conditions of the people producing the food on our supermarket shelves.
Following his return to civvy street, former army medic Giles Farrington has been living with mental health issues that linger from his time in service. He shares how a passion for Real Bread has become a valuable part of his life.
Sustain member FareShare launches its ActiveAte campaign to provide meals for children at risk of food poverty this summer.
Cardiff Salad Garden grows high quality salad in an organic way in the heart of Veg City Cardiff.
Following on from a piece in the Guardian about big pharmaceutical companies' marketing campaigns muddying the waters on antiobiotic use in farming, Sustain CEO Kath Dalmeny has written an opinion piece for them. You can read the piece in full here.
Real Bread Campaign supporters Small Food Bakery and Peace and Loaf Bakehouse have picked up accolades at this year’s BBC Food and Farming Awards.
Three Wasteless suppers have taken place in the Welsh capital of Cardiff, preserving, pickling, cooking and serving around 261 kilos of food and feeding 155 guests and volunteers.
7 vegetable stalls have been successfully set up in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in schools and Children’s Centres.
With the announcement of ‘Chapter Two’ of the UK Government's Childhood Obesity Plan now imminent, check out Children's Food Campaign's handy new Report Card. How well will the government score?
Research with parents by Food Active in the North West of England reveals high levels of concern about junk food marketing, and further evidence that the public wants the Government to take action as part of forthcoming 'Chapter Two' of the Childhood Obesity Plan
Big pharmaceutical companies are using social media campaigns to muddy the waters on overuse of antibiotics in farming.
Guardians of the Arches are campaigning to save thousands of British businesses, including many of London’s good food champions, from Network Rail’s plan to sell off Britain’s railway arches to the highest bidder.
Ahead of this month’s Food Talk: FISH IT, Ruth Westcott reveals the top fish species to avoid, and some sustainable, UK-landed alternatives.
Get inspired by how the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board embedded good food in policy, refurbished its staff restaurant and set up a permanent fruit and vegetable stall.
Indie Farmer Nigel Akehurst continues his agricultural road trip with a visit to Just Kidding in Wiltshire.
New research from Action on Salt shows that average salt content of restaurant and fast food salads has increased 13% since 2014.
In light of Asda-Sainsbury’s merger MPs want new power granted to the Groceries Code Adjudicator to prevent main supermarkets dominating groceries market.
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Agroecology event on ‘The Environmental Watchdog: The Legal Status of Post-Brexit Environmental Protections’ will be held on 4 July. Find out how to book.
Sustain member Eating Better welcomes Simon Billing as their new executive director.
Sustain member the Faculty of Public Health launch a blueprint on how the UK can collaborate with Europe to defend against infectious diseases after Brexit.
Last month Tesco announced they will stop labelling many fresh items with ‘best before’ dates but new research from YouGov shows that this will result in people buying less fruit and veg.
Benjamin Cullen says ‘velo’ to the new wave of pedal-powered provender peddlers.
Sustain's calls for an Honest Crust Act gets further creedence in a new report covered in the Guardian.
Sustain member the Vegetarian Society reassures shoppers after The Telegraph reported traces of animal DNA in a vegan product.
An investigation by Sustainable Fish Cities, and published today in the Independent, has found that UK fishers are losing out on markets worth an estimated £62 million because UK companies are buying-in sustainable fish from overseas.
With its festively grimy spirit, Bristol has a subversive flavour to its tradition of ethical food. It was the UK’s first European Green Capital, is home to the Soil Association and is a Sustainable Food City. Ramona Andrews finds grass roots abound.
There is ever greater awareness of animal agriculture’s impact on the environment, human health and animal welfare, spearheaded by savvy, networked consumers, living under the looming shadow of a projected population of nine billion, says sustainability and social impact consultant Tania Han.
Research from the United States Department of Agriculture shows that public funding for agricultural research and development in high-income countries has fallen 6% between 2009-2013, the first sustained drop in over 50 years.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (who are a member of Sustain) see the plans as a ‘huge environmental risk to our landscapes.’
The Sustainable Food Trust launches a new website to campaign for local abattoirs to stay open.
Sustain member Eating Better is supporting a global initiative emphasising the importance of reducing our meat intake for the sake of the planet.
Sustain member the British Dietetic Association calls for investment to tackle preventable malnutrition which affects millions of people across the UK.
Community Food and Health Scotland (who work with Sustain) are asking people to contribute to the Scottish government’s consultations.
A sustainable food, agriculture and food tech competition is coming to London in September.
Sustain ally LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) launches LEAF Education after merging with FACE (Farming and Countryside Education) last year.
We continue our series of reviews of eateries that go beyond ‘taste nice, looks good’. Kirsten Foster has a cracking time at this Sustainable Restaurant Association member and London Food Link supporter.
Sustain has supported the publication of this new report on agroforestry along with many members to show how agroforestry can provide many useful outcomes for farmers and the environment.
The UK supermarkets have seen major disruptions of late, with the rise and rise of Aldi and Lidl alongside the growth in on-line purchases. The revolution ramped up a notch in May with asurprise move by Sainsbury’s, says Vicki Hird.
Sustain has the following initial comments in response to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) preliminary invitation to comment on the anticipated merger between J Sainsbury PLC and Asda Group Ltd. Sustain is the UK alliance for better food and farming and a registered charity, number 1018643. We represent around 100 not-for-profit national organisations and many more at local level, working together to achieve a healthy, fair, humane and sustainable system for food, farming and fishing. This submission reflects discussions of the alliance and others on this topic but given the timeframe we have not sought official member endorsement of every detail.
On publication today (6 June) of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee Report on The future for food, farming and the environment, Sustain’s Farming Campaign Coordinator, Vicki Hird, says
London’s preserving guru and author of Tonics & Teas, Rachel De Thample, is running one of her highly-acclaimed fermentation classes on Friday 29th June at the quirky urban growing venue - the Skip Garden in Kings Cross.
Vounder Garden is a pilot horticultural therapy programme run by the Eden Project based in Cornwall. It uses horticulture and gardening to provide weekly sessions over a period of 12 months to support 12 individuals living with anxiety and depression.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Infant Feeding and Inequalities has launched an inquiry on the costs of infant formula to families in the UK and the impact that the choice of infant formula, and the purchase of infant formula is having on the health, well-being and financial situation of families.
Sustain member Beyond GM believes that labelling isn’t enough - we need to start producing food that people can trust.
As part of France’s Food and Agriculture Bill ministers voted against banning companies from advertising children’s foods high in fat, sugar and salt.
Sustain member FareShare reports on an incredibly successful year which has seen them make enormous strides in food waste.
‘Eel regular columnist, chef Tom Hunt, shares why we should be seeing seasonal strawberries and local loganberries.
Saarf Londoners rejoice: A new market has started up in Myatt’s Fields Park every Sunday.
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