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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

Animal sentience will no longer be recognised: official

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. 

08/09/2017   Sustain

Alarm raised over NI pig superfarm

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. 

08/09/2017   Sustain

How to turn teenagers into farmers

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.

08/09/2017   Sustain

Celebrate harvest at your local CSA farm

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

08/09/2017   Sustain

Still time to Feed Your Happy

The Organic Trade Board's mission is to grow organic sales in the UK. Its new campaign, Feed Your Happy, runs through September, so there is still time to join in if you are in any way involved in the organic sector, and OTB can provide materials to help. Find out how here.

08/09/2017   Sustain

123 pesticides found in school fruit

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.

08/09/2017   Sustain

Waste Less, Live More Week is back

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.

08/09/2017   Sustain

Charities 'gagged' by lobbying law

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.

08/09/2017   Sustain

A fairer deal for farmers

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.

08/09/2017   Sustain

Sourdough September: The perfect time for you to join the Campaign

Sustain receives no funding, advertising or sponsorship to run the Real Bread Campaign, relying instead on donations and annual contributions from people like YOU.

07/09/2017   Real Bread Campaign

Real Bread Campaign supporter crowned Baker Of The Year…again

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

London's annual celebration of its local Urban Food Heroes starts this Friday

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

Keir Starmer opposes Repeal Bill second reading, for Bill's failure to "take back control"

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.

04/09/2017   Brexit

It’s #SourdoughSeptember!

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

WIN a Doves Farm ancient grains hamper

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

Sustain joins 70 civil society groups coordinating third-sector responses to the Repeal Bill

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.

31/08/2017   Brexit

Will Labour rise to the farming challenge?

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

WIN a Dualit toaster or AGA baking kit in the new True Loaf

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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