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A million children on Universal Credit to miss out on Free School Meals

The Government has announced it will introduce an earnings threshold for eligibility for Free School Meals under Universal Credit, restricting eligibility to families with net earning below £7,400. 

08/02/2018   Children's Food Campaign

Updates on the Food Insecurity Measurement Bill

The second reading of Emma Lewell Buck MP's household food insecurity measurement bill has been postponed due to time constraints. 

07/02/2018   Food Poverty

London tops new global food sharing index

Sustain and our Capital Growth network are listed in SHARECITY’s new directory of 200 active initiatives in the capital.

07/02/2018   Jellied Eel

New food innovation hub for London

The New Covent Garden Market in Nine Elms has launched the Food Exchange, a brand-new workspace, kitchen and food culture venue for everyone and everything to do with food.

07/02/2018   Jellied Eel

Sustain sets out the case against cheap food imports

Last week Sustain submitted evidence to the Trade Bill Committee in Parliament. In it we argued that cheap food imports are a risk to our health and to 3.9m jobs in the UK's food and farming industries.


07/02/2018   Brexit

Share your views on the future of Scotland's food system.

The Scottish Food Coalition is inviting people from across Scotland to get together for Kitchen Table Talks to discuss the future of food in Scotland

07/02/2018   Food Poverty

Sustain responds to Andrew Percy MP's comments backing US chlorine chicken

Today, Farmer's Guardian posted a story in which Andrew Percy MP was quoted as saying comments against American chlorinated  chicken feed 'anti-American bigotry'. 

06/02/2018   Sustain

New London Plan: how will it affect you?

Time is running out to ensure the new plan for the capital helps create a healthier food system for all Londoners. London Food Link is calling on people to take action before the 2 March, so that free drinking water, protection of land for growing and limiting access to junk food, are all firmly on the agenda. 

05/02/2018   London Food Link

Sustain responds to the Labour party's fishing policy consultation

During December 2017 and January 2018, the UK Labour Party consulted on their policies for coastal communities, in particular fishing and the fishing industry.

Read on for Sustainable Fish Cities' response to this consultation.


05/02/2018   Sustainable Fish Cities

Get ready for Real Bread Week with Team Real Bread clobber

In support of the Real Bread Campaign, part of the food and farming charity Sustain, Balcony Shirts is selling limited-edition t-shirts and aprons from Monday 5 February to Sunday 11 March.

05/02/2018   Real Bread Campaign

New Food and Drink Sector Council meets for first time

Big players in the food and drink industry formed a new partnership with the Government to make the industry ‘more resilient, sustainable and competitive.’

04/02/2018   Better Food Britain

Food Crime Unit secures funding to start investigating food crimes

Currently the National Food Crime Unit (NCFU) only gathers intelligence on food fraud. It said it needed ministerial support and £4m - £5m more in funding before it would be able to start proactively investigating food fraud.

04/02/2018   Food and Farming Policy

Half of food bought by UK families is ‘ultra-processed’

Food made in factories with industrial ingredients and additives now make up half of the food bought by UK households. We buy more ultra-processed foods than any other European country.

04/02/2018   Better Food Britain

Why Women Will Save The Planet

The next Women’s Environmental Network Forum will discuss the role of women’s empowerment in creating sustainable cities.

04/02/2018   Sustainable Food Cities

Crowdfunding for a community kitchen in Brighton

The Brighton and Hove Food Partnership are crowdfunding throughout February for a Community Kitchen - a cookery school where everyone can eat, learn about and share good food.

03/02/2018   Food Access Network

Nestlé violates ethical marketing on baby formula

A new report finds that Nestlé misleads and manipulates customers over the nutritional claims in its baby formula. It also contradicts its own nutritional advice in different countries.

03/02/2018   Sustain

Prescription gluten free foods still available for coeliacs

The British Dietetic Association welcomes news that the Government has decided to continue to make gluten free bread and flour mixes available on prescription.

03/02/2018   Better Food Britain

Food Power welcomes five new peer mentors

Over two days together in Manchester, peer mentors took part in an induction focused on learning about each other’s alliances, exploring how the roles will work in each area and co-producing tools to monitor shared learning and impact along with our evaluation partner Cardiff University.

01/02/2018   Food Power

What the South West needs for Growing the Future

Event at the University of Gloucestershire will discuss what the region needs for 21st century food and farming.

01/02/2018   Food and Farming Policy

New Trussell Trust report on Disability, Health, and Hunger.

Trussell Trust have released a report today that publishes the findings of their research into disability and health conditions at foodbanks in the UK

31/01/2018   Food Poverty


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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.