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Olia Hercules exclusive and chance to WIN Modernist Bread

Issue 33 (Oct-Dec 2017) of the Real Bread Campaign supporters’ magazine True Loaf includes a feature by the award-winning author and chef, and details of how to bag a six-volume set of a new bread bible, worth over £400!

27/09/2017   Real Bread Campaign

Glasgow and Aberdeen launch their SUGAR SMART campaigns

The first Scottish SUGAR SMART campaigns have launched in Glasgow and Aberdeen, with a strong focus on community engagement and work with local schools.

25/09/2017   Sugar Smart UK

Everyone Active goes SUGAR SMART with a big sugar reduction pledge

Everyone Active launches its national involvement in the SUGAR SMART campaign by pledging to remove more than three tonnes of sugar from its food and beverage products over the next three years.

25/09/2017   Sugar Smart UK

Sustain submit response to Welsh Government consultation on food

Sustain applauds the main points of the vision laid out in the Rethinking Food in Wales inquiry from the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee, part of the National Assembly for Wales

25/09/2017   Sustain

Remember 21st October is Apple Day!

It's autumn, which for Sustain member the Orchard Project is the busiest time of year. Orchards all over the country are harvesting fruit, pressing juice and planning for a winter of pruning, planting and eating. But first -- there's time for the annual apple celebration. 

23/09/2017   Sustain

US farm animals twice as drugged as UK ones

New research by the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics shows that US farm antibiotic use is roughly twice as high per animal as it is in the UK.

23/09/2017   Sustain

An organic roadmap for Europe

After extensive consultation, the pan-European organic movement has produced a set of goals and a strategy to help the sector meet the political developments, environmental challenges and market trends it may face between now and 2030.

23/09/2017   Sustain

Recovering the land

A third of the planet's land is severely degraded. Every year, 15 billion trees and 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil are lost. The land we live on is strained to breaking point, which makes halting and reversing land degradation a key priority for most countries. This UN report inaugurates a global platform to share knowledge and catalyse action.

23/09/2017   Sustain

Two parliamentary Brexit inquiries calling for evidence

Efra, the food and farming scrutiny committee, and the House of Lords Constitution Committee have announced inquiries on different aspects of Brexit -- likely to be the first of many. They are asking for submissions from the public, and Sustain will be working with partners to coordinate responses.

22/09/2017   Sustain

More badgers doomed as Government extends cull

As part of its 25-year strategy to eradicate bovine TB, Defra has issued 11 new badger culling licences and announced plans to re-launch its badger vaccination scheme.

22/09/2017   Sustain

'Scores on the doors' should be compulsory in England

All food premises in England should be forced to display ‘Scores on the Doors’ ratings when EU laws on food safety are converted into UK law after Brexit, argues the Local Government Association.

22/09/2017   Sustain

Food Crime Unit under threat

The head of the Food Standards Agency has said that the body set up to prevent another horse meat scandal will be mothballed unless the Government provides more funding.

22/09/2017   Sustain

Tesco agrees to tackle food waste along supply chains

Sustain member Feedback, which campaigns against food waste in all its forms, is celebrating a major victory after the UK's biggest grocer agreed to halve food waste along its key supply chains, make its food waste data public, and extend food waste reporting to other countries where it operates.

22/09/2017   Sustain

Roundup targeted by campaigners amid 'whitewash' claims in EU

The struggle to have the herbicide glyphosate banned, in the face of strong industry resistance, has taken yet another twist, with store managers in the UK asked to withdraw a product claimed to be harmful to customers, and EU authorities accused of (at best) sloppy procedures.

22/09/2017   Sustain

Calling All The (Urban Food) Heroes: Your starter for ten

London Food Link, the voice for good food in the Capital, is on the hunt for the people and organisations doing good through food and drink.

21/09/2017   London Food Link

The case for extending the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator

The government should take the opportunity now to support the UK’s food supply chains by extending the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator so that it is able to tackle unfair purchasing practices. 

20/09/2017   Food and Farming Policy

RSA set to launch food, farming and countryside commission

The RSA will be launching a new independent commission to explore a big Brexit rethink, to help move towards healthier diets, thriving farming and a well-protected countryside. Poor diets are a major public health challenge of our time, says Jonathan Schifferes, Associate Director of Public Services and Communities for the RSA.

19/09/2017   Brexit

Celebrating food for good

On Wednesday 13 September, around 60 lovers of good food gathered at Today Bread in Walthamstow for the launch of London Food Link’s new Urban Food Heroes award.

18/09/2017   Urban Food Fortnight

Prue Leith supports Real Bread Campaign’s Better Bread Britain call to Gove

From today (12 September) the Real Bread Campaign is asking everyone who cares about bread in Britain to sign a letter to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, calling for an Honest Crust Act.

12/09/2017   Real Bread Campaign

A chance for veg growers to go pro

Budding growers in Greater Manchester are invited to apply for the Kindling Trust's FarmStart programme this autumn, a great opportunity to spend a year training part-time in commercial organic veg growing, alongside work.

08/09/2017   Sustain


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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.