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October 1st is Community Supported Agriculture's first ever Open Day

A chance to find out at first hand about an innovative form of agriculture that links growers and communities

09/09/2016   Sustain

Announcing the newly named Orchard Project

The charity that nurtures Britain's community orchards is changing its name, but not its mission

09/09/2016   Sustain

Sustain members are recruiting!

If you are interested in working for a fairer, greener food supply, one of these plum jobs might be for you

09/09/2016   Sustain

The best bakers are Real Bread bakers

For the third year running, the UK baking industry’s biggest awards has crowned a Real Bread Campaign supporter as its Baker of The Year.

08/09/2016   Real Bread Campaign

London goes wild for urban food

London’s fifth annual Urban Food Fortnight kicks off this Friday marking the start of 17 days of feasting on the fabulous food grown, made, cooked, saved and foraged in the capital.

07/09/2016   Urban Food Fortnight

Judgment day for Urban Food Awards finalists

On 1 September 2016, Olia Hercules Tom Hunt Rowley Leigh and Oliver Rowe judged the produce categories of the Urban Food Awards.

06/09/2016   Urban Food Fortnight

Engaging Younger People Webinar

FREE webinar, September 16, about engaging younger people on sustainable food issues and projects. Book now. 

06/09/2016   Sustainable Food Cities

Shocking levels of antibiotic-resistant E.coli bacteria found in UK supermarket meat

A new study has revealed extremely high levels of E.coli resistant to essential antibiotics for treating serious human E. coli infections on British supermarket chicken and pork

05/09/2016   Save Our Antibiotics

Top of the swaps for Organic September

Organic September is back. This year, the Soil Association is showing how by making small changes to your everyday shopping, you can make a big difference!

31/08/2016   London Food Link

LEAF promotes public engagement

Sustainable farming organisation to hold open conference on how to increase public understanding of food and farming

27/08/2016   Sustain

Slaughterer jailed for abuses captured on camera

Food Standards Agency welcomes successful prosecution of abattoir owner that used covert footage, captured by an animal rights organisation, as evidence in a criminal case

27/08/2016   Sustain

Community food news to share in Scotland?

There is still time to squeeze your items onto the agenda for Community Food and Health Scotland's October conference

27/08/2016   Sustain

Row as chefs call on suppliers to avoid polystyrene packaging

Packagers' trade association reacts angrily to restaurateurs' plea for less waste

26/08/2016   Sustain

Growers alarmed as Morrisons slashes prices for fresh produce

Suppliers of fruit and veg to the hight street supermarket chain Morrisons fear a new squeeze as prices are cut by up to a third

26/08/2016   Sustain

German study finds best-before dates have outlived their usefulness

Research among German food companies confirms that best-before dates on packaging are a leading cause of food waste and could be eliminated

26/08/2016   Sustain

A new paradigm for farming in the Anthropocene

Scholars argue that safe planetary thresholds for agricultural impacts should be established first, then farming plans developed that stay within them. This is the only way in which intensification can be sustainable

26/08/2016   Sustain

UK shoppers want fairer trading practices to be government priority

The Fairtrade Foundation says survey findings send a strong signal to Government that the public cares about fair returns to farmers

26/08/2016   Sustain

Mother superior

A week today sees the start of the fourth annual #SourdoughSeptember, when fermentalists of the world unite to help everyone discover that life’s sweeter with sourdough!

25/08/2016   Real Bread Campaign

Bee Wilson and Henry Dimbleby team up to discuss the future of urban food

As part of Urban Food Fortnight, on 22 September London Food Link presents 5x15: The Future of Urban Food, a one-off chance to hear five leading thinkers, including Bee Wilson and Henry Dimbleby share their ideas on the future of the food grown, made, cooked and saved in the capital.

24/08/2016   Urban Food Fortnight

Get a taste of London’s edible gardens with the Urban Harvest Feast

On Saturday 17 September 2016, community food growing gardens across the capital will host Urban Harvest Feasts to celebrate the start of autumn and give visitors a taste of how much delicious, fresh food is grown within the city.

23/08/2016   Capital Growth


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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.