In 2010, two anonymous donors gave a total of £9,000 to the Permaculture Association to conduct a 10-year research trial into forest gardens in the UK. A mid-term report documents the achievements and challenges.
That's as in 'Leave it out lads, I'm not a vegetarian I'm just vegcurious'. Sustain member Eating Better has launched a campaign to persuade young men that there's nothing effeminate about eating vegetables.
A Food Realities Index and a Food Barometer will provide data to help the Food Ethics Council hold UK policy-makers to account.
The official farmers' advisory body, the AHDB, is running a trial of glyphosate-free farming, while vegetable growers have been warned about the dangerous consequences of their over-reliance on pesticides.
An academic study suggests that a food tax based on a product's carbon footprint could significantly reduce diet-related greenhouse gas emissions, and also benefit public health.
Researchers at Rothamsted have applied for a licence to carry out a field trial of a genetically modified wheat crop in Hertfordshire. If Defra grants permission, it will be the second ongoing GM field trial in the UK.
Open meetings are being held around the country to discuss the performance of the Groceries Code Adjudicator, and consider whether to extend the GCA's remit.
A report from the international agricultural research partnership CGIAR reviews various measures that tackle food-related greenhouse gas emissions by trying to to change consumer behaviour.
On 6 November 2016, The Sunday Times named The 30 Best Bakeries in the UK, almost two-thirds of which have stated that they bake Real Bread.
09/11/2016 Real Bread Campaign
Capital Growth have produced an easy-to-use guide to help assess how wildlife friendly your garden grows.
07/11/2016 Capital Growth
A new Briefing Paper makes the case for more extensive, low-input, grass-based farming and sets out the policy changes needed to achieve it.
Compassion in World Farming calls for support for a Bill that would give local authority ports the right to reject live animal freight.
Farms Not Factories, which campaigns against cheap meat from animal factories, has launched a crowdfunder to finance a film connecting chefs with high-welfare pig farmers.
The Landworkers' Alliance has published the full results of its membership survey, which specify how policy could best support small-scale and family farmers.
On the day Britain’s major cereal brands sit down with Public Health England to discuss how they will cut sugar from their products , Children’s Food Campaign has revealed the extent of Kellogg’s continued commitment to promoting sugary food to children and their parents.
04/11/2016 Children's Food Campaign
The fixation on Brexit has distracted attention from another international agreement with big implications for British food producers.
Obesity prevalence for children living in England's most deprived areas is more than double that for children living in the least deprived areas, with boys more at risk than girls.
A new Guide is intended to encourage more food chain workers to expose fraud or other illegal activity.
Institutions that had invested heavily in Tesco before it was hit by financial scandals are claiming more than £100 million in damages.
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