Tag Archives: Sustain

Sustain sets out sustainable farming vision

An alliance of food and farming NGOs has called for a new farming policy post-Brexit that will deliver sustainable, resilient farming based on the principle of public money for public goods. In a briefing paper, Sustain said that a focus on high volume, low standard food production would be wrong for the UK farming industry…
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Footprint Forum Report: Cut the clutter

CATERING FIRMS are faced with myriad eco-labels. But are they an essential part of communicating their ethics?                   Ask a student what factors determine the food they buy and price will invariably come top – and who can blame them, with the average graduate’s debt running at…
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Is the SRA waste initiative failing?

THE SUSTAINABLE RESTAURANT Association (SRA) has issued a last call for businesses to get behind its FoodSave programme, which aims to reduce food waste in the Capital.                     With just four weeks to go before the campaign ends the SRA, alongside Sustain, wants to encourage further…
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Industry backs BBPA waste scheme

NINE COMPANIES HAVE formally signed up the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) waste scheme – SUSTAIN.                       The new members of the packaging compliance scheme include Britain’s largest brewer Molson Coors.   The question of sustainability in the pub sector has been under the…
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Public health at top of Soil Association agenda

LEADING EXPERTS from education and the public health sector gathered last week at the annual Soil Association conference, under that banner ‘Good Food for All’.   The conference, which took place on from the 9th-10th October in London, focused on the central theme that food can cut across local and national government silos like no…
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Winner of greenest pub award revealed

THE WINNER OF the greenest pub in London competition – organised by the Jellied Eel magazine, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Ethical Eats Catering Network - has been announced as The Duke of Cambridge in Islington.   Almost 40 of the capital’s pubs were in the running for the award, which looks…
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One million pounds to tackle obesity, food poverty and climate change in UK cities

ONE MILLION pounds is to be invested in the UK’s first ‘Sustainable Food Cities’ programme to use good food to address some of today’s most pressing social, economic and environmental problems including obesity, food poverty and climate change. The programme aims to transform access to local, affordable and sustainable food for people across the country…
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The Political Print: Thatcher and NGO’s

WHEN YOU associate Margaret Thatcher with food the first thought that springs to mind is probably milk. Yet the Iron Lady’s legacy to the industry is far greater than denying kids a free glass of the white stuff.   Supporters would, with some justification, argue that the food system we now have – characterised by bountiful…
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A rotten year for public-sector food

HORSE MEAT in school meals, pork in prisoners' halal pies and a damning verdict on hospital catering have meant a troubled start to 2013 for catering companies.                           It might be a silly superstition, but 2013 is not turning out well for companies…
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New health campaign

A BRAND NEW campaign exposing the “hidden nasties” in everyday foods and helping people become “food smart” has been launched by the Department of Health.   The campaign, which comes on the back of new research showing that UK consumers still have limited knowledge about the foods they consume, will start with an “ad takeover”…
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