Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report from Europe's scientific authorities, leading to about 25,000 deaths in the EU every year.
Admitting that the food industry's performance so far on child obesity has been misdirected, Nestle has said it will remove 18,000 tones of sugar from its European products by 2020, equivalent to a 5% reduction from current levels.
The Healthy Stadia organisation aims to turn sports arenas into healthy eating hubs -- and in doing so it shines a light on how food companies have hijacked sport to promote unhealthy eating. The annual conference will take place in April.
1,400 farming delegates gathered at the NFU 2017 conference to hear ministers and officials present a vision they believe will make agriculture robust outside the EU -- as long as Government makes the right decisions.
A new Briefing Paper from Sustain member the Food Research Collaboration describes the development of the Sustainable Food North West Research Collaboration.
Meat Free Mondays invites you to celebrate the Oscars season by thinking up some meat-free movie puns and tweeting them at #MakeAMovieVeggie.
The second survey of civil society organisations' work in the food sector is out now.
Sustain was part of a group of organisations and experts responding to the Sky News story on ‘Holiday Hunger’. The group is calling on all UK administrations to commit to eliminating this across the UK.
23/02/2017 Food Poverty
Brexit has put the spotlight on migrant workers in the food chain and particularly on farm work. But serious problems with labour standards and inequalities in the food chain were evident well before June 2016.
23/02/2017 Food and Farming Policy
In December 2016, London Food Link brought together Organico and Plan Zheroes to save nearly 600 Christmas goodies from going to waste, and help two charities bring some festive cheer.
21/02/2017 London Food Link
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger, a group of MPs and Peers, has launched an inquiry into hunger amongst children during the school holidays. This will examine the extent of hunger amongst children during the school holidays, as well as the impact it has on their life chances.
The Greater London Authority has awarded funding to Croydon, Enfield, Merton, Redbridge and Tower Hamlets to develop food poverty action plans. Thanks to funding from Trust for London, Sustain will advise and assist the boroughs with their plans over the next six months.
20/02/2017 Food Poverty
The responsibility for hospital food standards officially passed from the Department of Health (DH) to NHS Improvement (NHSI) in February 2017 - despite no-one being in post to take on the work.
20/02/2017 Better Hospital Food
Capital Growth is pleased to be working with six exemplary gardens this season as community hubs for volunteer open days and training sessions across London.
17/02/2017 Capital Growth
A survey has found that only 3% of people feel there is a social stigma attached to wasting food. Millennials, in particular, see food as a throwaway item, with social media fuelling the problem.
A new report from WWF argues that standards -- the frameworks on sourcing, production and labour that food companies voluntarily sign up to, and which are independently audited -- are a useful way of harnessing the industry's contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals.
A review of progress towards standards set for hospital food two years ago shows how much work remains to be done before patients, staff and visitors can be confident that they will be well fed on hospital premises.
Group visits to demonstration centres are available via Permaculture Scotland, with the aim of giving people who are experienceing social or economic disadvantage a chance to learn about permaculture in practice.
Many of the sessions from this year's Oxford Real Farming Conference are now available online, and the organisers would like feedback from everyone who attended, to help them plan and improve next year's event.
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