We advocate 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.
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Why the government must hand responsibility for monitoring hospital food to an independent body.
With dairy farmers in the UK under extreme pressure Sustain provide five reasons why we need action to support local sustainable dairy producers in this country.
Wonder if our much covered campaign action on 1st day of CocaCola London Eye had any effect on #borisbikes sponsor decision? May never know!
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Inspiring wassail at the heart of kings cross @AlaraCereals talking about the the need for a new sustainable farming policy for UK
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Children's Food Campaign's response on the draft subject content of the new GCSE in Food and Nutrition.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has proposed a nutrient profiling tool to help European member states that wish to restrict marketing of certain foods to children. Applying the nutrient profile model to confectionery would not allow its marketing to kids. But it will be left to member states to take action, through voluntary of statutory measures, according to their preferences.
Currently the lack of such an agreed EU-wide nutrient profiling model is a huge gap in existing regulation and affects the ability of countries to implement effective rules to tackle the marketing of high fat, salt, sugar food.
London has dodged a sugary bullet. Coca Cola will not be adding sponsorship of the "Boris Bikes" cycle hire scheme to their porfolio of branded tourist attractions and events in the capital, which includes the London Eye and activities in London's parks. Today Transport for London announced banking group Santander had pipped Coca Cola - the only other shortlisted bidder - to being chosen as the new named sponsor for what had been the Barclays cycle hire scheme.
The few extra £ millions that Coca Cola would have put into cycling would have been small change compared to the cost of sugary drinks on London's NHS and on residents' lives.
Geraint Davies MP's Private Members' Bill on Sugar in Food and Drinks (Targets, Labelling and Advertising) is scheduled to have a Second Reading in the House of Commons. The Bill would require the Secretary of State to set targets for sugar content in food and drinks; to provide that sugar content on food and drink labelling be represented in terms of the number of teaspoonfuls of sugar; to provide for standards of information provision in advertising of food and drinks; and for connected purposes. Due to parliamentary scheduling and procedures, this is likely to be as far as the Bill gets this time. We hope that what this Bill is trying to achieve may meet with more success in the next Parliament.
See Sustain's work on sugary drinks
The National Farmers Union has launched a campaign in the run up to the election to highlight the importance of the agriculture sector in the UK. The “Great British Food Gets My Vote” campaign will urge politicians to back British farming in their manifesto, and ask the public to continue buying British food and supporting British farming. Here are Sustain's tips on what you can do to help make our food and farming system fit for the future
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.
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Projects & campaigns
Better Hospital Food
Children's Food Campaign
Children's Health Fund
Food and farming policy
London Food Link
Organic Sector Development
Real Bread Campaign
Sustainable Fish Cities
Sustainable Food Cities
The Big Dig