Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming

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.


Latest News & Publications

Health campaigners call for next London Mayor to improve London’s food

Campaigners are challenging all of the candidates for the 2016 London Mayoral elections to say what they would do to make London’s food systems healthier and better for the environment.  More
London Food Link

Parliamentary debate to be held on sugary drinks duty

A debate will be held on 30 November to consider a sugary drinks duty, as championed by Sustain and Jamie Oliver. More
Sugary Drinks Duty

New Living Wage rates announced

The Living Wage Foundation has announced a new UK rate of £8.25 and a new London Living Wage rate of £9.40 per hour. More

EU dairy support payments start

Defra have announced the start of EU support payments to help dairy farmers manage cash flow problems. More

EFSA conclude on glyphosate

The European Food Safety Authority has gone against the International Agency of Research on Cancer by concluding that the herbicide glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer. More

World Antibiotic Resistance Awareness Week

WHO have organised this event this week to highlight antibiotic resistance, which is rising to dangerously high levels around the world. More

Oxford Real Farming conference 2016

The ORFC will take place on the 6th and 7th of January 2016 in Oxford Town Hall. Sustain will be organising the opening session around better jobs and better farming. More

Getting more local food on the public plate

If you are interested in supplying food to local public sector organisations, take part in a free Food and Farming Procurement event on the 26th November 2015. More

FSA welcomes latest campylobacter results

The Food Standards Agency has welcomed new data from their second year survey of campylobacter on fresh shop-bought chickens. More

New Canadian Prime Minister backs National Food Policy

Sustain Ontario have welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's call for a food policy promoting healthy, safe and high quality Canadian-grown food. More

Get involved with the War on Waste

Sustain member Keep Britain Tidy are supporting an initiative started by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's War on Waste to crowd fund innovative waste-solving projects. More

Larger restaurant chains found with unsustainable choices on the menu

More than half the UK’s large restaurant chains are using seafood from overfished areas of the sea or fail to be transparent about the origins of their fish and shellfish, an assessment by Fish2fork and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) suggests. More

Sustainable Fish Cities response to report on failures of Top UK restaurant chains fish sourcing

Many of the UK’s top restaurant chains serve unsustainable fish, and must improve to ensure our marine resources are protected. A study published today by the Marine Conservation Society and Fish2Fork found that Café Rouge, Harvester, Wagamama, Ask, Chiquito, Frankie & Benny’s and Bella Italia failed to meet even basic standards for sustainable fish sourcing. More

Protecting the Agriculture of Mountain Indigenous People

The IIED (International Institute for Environment and Development) have published a report on the Tuggoz Declaration on climate change and mountain indigenous peoples. More

Tuna you can trust

Pacifical, representing eight PNA countries including Papua New Guinea the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu has released a statement promoting their MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified tuna. More

Commonwork Christmas Cooking courses

Places are still available on Commonwork's Christmas Cooking course on the 21st November. More

Defra celebrate barley deal

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced a trade deal 'worth up to £100 million for UK farmers'. More

Join the London Fairtrade Borough Workshop

This workshop is an annual Fairtrade event and a chance to share ideas, meet fellow campaigners and shape the dirction of the Fairtade movement in the capital. More

Help Fareshare fight food waste

Following their appearance on Hugh's War on Waste on BBC1 last week, Sustain member Fareshare are looking for businesses to help them ensure that no good food goes to waste. More

Harvest-ometer School Challenge launches

Capital Growth is challenging schools to grow and measure as much food as they can with an easy to use online tool called the Harvest-ometer. More
Capital Growth

The latest Jellied Eel magazine

The latest edition (November-January 2016) of London Food Link's Jellied Eel, the magazine for ethical eating in the capital, is out now. More
London Food Link

Beyond the Food Bank: London Food Poverty Profile 2015

Beyond the Food Bank is London’s first comprehensive food poverty profile. The new report from Sustain’s London Food Link looks at what local authorities are doing to help the most vulnerable access good food. More
Food Poverty

Double Yield: Jobs and sustainable food production

This is a republication of the 1997 report with a new foreword. Double Yield is about getting back something we have lost. We value our countryside, our rural landscapes and wildlife, our rural communities. We value healthy nutritious food and respect for farm animals. Yet we are losing many valued aspects of our natural environments, including meadows, wetlands, woodlands, birds and other wildlife. Increasingly, we no longer trust the food we eat nor believe that all animals are treated fairly. More



Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming

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.