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
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.
The recognition that farm animals are sentient beings was a hard-won battle for Sustain member Compassion in World Farming, and has formed the basis of EU-wide animal welfare rules ever since. Following questions from CIWF, the government has now confirmed that the recognition will not be carried over into UK law post-Brexit.
The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics has raised serious concerns over plans to build one of the UK’s biggest pig farms in Limavady in Northern Ireland. Such farms are often reservoirs of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Sustain member LEAF (Linking Environment and farming) is running a conference in London on ways to inspire teenagers to become interested in farming, food and the natural environment.
Community supported farms up and down the country are celebrating their autumn harvests with special events in September and October linked to the CSA Network UK farm open day on October 1st
Children in England are being exposed to a cocktail of pesticide residues in the fresh produce they receive through the Department of Health’s School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS), according to research by Sustain member Pesticide Action Network UK.
Waste less, Live More Week is Keep Britain Tidy's annual campaign to help us all reduce our environmental impact, while improving the health and happiness of ourselves and each other. Susain is delighted that this year's theme is food waste.
More than 100 charities have signed an open letter to the new civil society minister saying they are being prevented from speaking out on behalf of the poorest and most marginalised in society by a law intended to tackle political lobbying.
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on how to strengthen the bargaining power of farmers, who are being squeezed by the bigger, better-resourced manufacturers and retailers who buy their produce.
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07/09/2017 Real Bread Campaign
The Baking Industry Awards has crowned Real Bread Campaign supporter David Wright, of the Cake Shop Bakery in Suffolk, Baker Of The Year 2017.
07/09/2017 Real Bread Campaign
Urban Food Fortnight is back for its sixth year from 8-24 September. Curated by London Food Link, the programme for the annual celebration of good food in the capital is jam-packed.
05/09/2017 Urban Food Fortnight
Shadow Secretary of State for Brexit Keir Starmer has lodged a Reasoned Amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill (also known as the Repeal Bill), effectively opposing the second reading of the legislation, arguing that it fails to restore full sovereign power to the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
Fomented (and fermented) by the Real Bread Campaign, #SourdoughSeptember is the international celebration of genuine sourdough, encouraging people to buy it from small, independent Real Bread bakeries, or make it at home.
01/09/2017 Real Bread Campaign
This #SourdoughSeptember, the Real Bread Campaign offers tweeters the chance to win a Doves Farm ancient grains hamper - RRP £50.
31/08/2017 Real Bread Campaign
Launching today an alliance of over 70 charities, NGOs, and organisations from across civil society, have called on the government to ensure that the Repeal Bill does not result in a power grab by ministers and a sidelining of the devolved nations in the Brexit process.
What should Labour fight for in the post Brexit farm policy era? We will be exploring this at an event on 24th September alongside SERA, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) and The Land Workers' Alliance.
30/08/2017 Food and Farming Policy
Issue 32 of the Real Bread Campaign supporters’ magazine for July- September 2017 is out now.
30/08/2017 Real Bread Campaign
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