Although the food sector is famous (or infamous) for its poor pay levels, there are neverthless a few people who make a lot of money by providing the food we eat. This year's Rich List shows that three UK manufacturing families -- the Samworths, Warburtons and Boparans -- are worth more than half a billion (yes, billion) pounds each.
A trade deal on organic products between the EU and Chile has provoked a discussion about the carbon footprint of organic products transported over long distances.
As the Bonn climate talks have begun (with the threat of Trump pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement) this is a quick glance at some of the latest science and news on climate and agriculture. Much is drawn from the excellent Food Climate Research Network (www.fcrn.org.uk) - an invaluable resource.
10/05/2017 Food and Farming Policy
On Tuesday 9 May, around 45 people at the heart of the capital’s good food movement gathered at St. JOHN Maltby for the launch of LFL’s crowdfunding campaign.
10/05/2017 London Food Link
Sustain respond to Labour's announcement that they would ban junk food advertising on all TV shows broadcast before 9pm as part of plans to tackle childhood obesity.
08/05/2017 Children's Food Campaign
The General Election on 8 June 2017 is our opportunity to get legal standards for hospital food on the political agenda and in the manifesto of the next UK government.
08/05/2017 Better Hospital Food
This year, Real Bread Week coincides with Coeliac Awareness Week. So what is coeliac disease and what does diagnosis mean for the Real Bread lover?
08/05/2017 Real Bread Campaign
The Real Bread Campaign's ninth annual celebration of the additive-free loaf and its makers is time to bake, buy and binge on the good stuff!
06/05/2017 Real Bread Campaign
Garden Organic's summer programme offers courses on topics from composting to wormeries, sessions giving carers 'thyme' to garden, a Seed Festival -- and don't forget 7-13 May is International Compost Awareness Week.
The part-time, London-based role will be with the catering standards scheme, Food for Life Served Here.
The Food and Drink Federation's five-point proposal calls, among other things, for a Government promise that there will be no more nutrient taxes.
On 22 April, 48 school and community gardens across London welcomed volunteers for a great day outdoors. From pocket gardens in Islington, to a community farm in Sutton, the day was a huge success for bringing neighbours together and improving the local environment.
05/05/2017 Capital Growth
How can we learn to think of diets in a holistic way, rather than seeing healthy eating, climate change, loss of biodiversity or the need for decent livelihoods as separate issues?
Find out at a Women's Environmental Network forum on Sustainable Sustenance, taking place in London on Thursday 22 June.
With a growing membership, plans for an even bigger and better Wake up to Organic event, and a tour of regional briefings in the pipeline, OTB has been busy boosting organics.
In one of its last acts before dissolution, the Efra committee published the report of its inquiry into food waste in England, calling for mandatory targets for waste and disposal.
Two useful sources of information for food workers and campaigners trying to keep a tab on how withdrawal from the EU will affect food and food policy.
A new report from the United Nations World Food Programme establishes that food insecurity leads to higher levels of migration across borders, and also to armed conflict -- which further increases migration.
Kath Dalmeny, CEO of Sustain, and Sarah Williams, Sustain’s Programme Director responsible for London Food Link, have been recruited to the London Food Board as a job share appointment to feed into the development and implementation of a new London Food strategy.
05/05/2017 London Food Link
Sustain comments on the EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee report published today. The report looks at the implications of Brexit for UK agriculture and food, particularly the implications of leaving the EU's Common Agriculture Policy and the Single Market.
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