Sustainable Food

Reconnecting With Nature To Build Better Food Systems

Amanda Sourry | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
Amanda Sourry

We know we can't effect global change of the scale that is needed on our own. If we want to achieve Sustainable Nutrition for all we need to work with others in the food and related industries - with NGOs, with governments, farmers, suppliers and importantly, with consumers, to change the relationship between the production and the consumption of food

How To Eat For Less

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Johnson

I envy her lifestyle and her commitment to her values, I covet her retirement and although unable to copy her wholly at present (a first floor shoebox of a flat puts paid to any such day dreams of home grown veg, or a large freezer) I try to follow her lead as best I can: minimising food waste as much as possible, freezing anything close to its use by date, and implementing a simple cupboard stock rotation.

Why It's Time To Rethink Frozen Food

Craig Tomkinson | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Craig Tomkinson

For many families, the freezer has become a place of storage as much as it has a means of preserving food. Boxes full of processed meat covered in orange breadcrumbs. The odd chicken breast that fell out of a multi-pack. The token packet of frozen peas.

Seven Delicious Ways To Reduce Food Waste

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

Food waste costs the average person in the UK £200 every year. We throw away a whopping 19% of food we buy, which adds up to 7 million tonnes per annum according to campaigners Love Food Hate Waste

How Our Food Choices Impact The Environment

Phillip Othen | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech

No meat. No dairy. No problem. For years, the UN has voiced their suggestion of everyone giving up meat and dairy for good. All in the name of saving ...

Sustainable Start-ups Changing Our World For The Better

Phillip Othen | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech

We are willing to bet that if every start-up business in the near future considered sustainability first, the whole world would benefit. According to ...

Why We Should All Be Drinking Natural Wine

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

"Even those who are big foodies, who watch what they eat, don't actually think about what is in their wine glass. The wine industry is full of the same big brand issues that exist in the rest of the food world, it's just that most people have never thought about it," says Legeron, who has written one of the definitive books on natural wines.

How To Stop Wasting Food And Start Saving Money

Zoe Morrison | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Morrison

Have you ever thrown away half a loaf of bread because you didn't manage to eat it all in time, poured lumpy milk down the sink or discovered a squashed piece of fruit like a satsuma or a banana at the bottom of a bag? If you have, you aren't alone, I'm guilty of all three of those things too! Wasting food is all too easy because you bought too much, or forgot about it or didn't store it right.

Cooking For Good

Clerkenwell Boy | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Clerkenwell Boy

Delicious and accessible food is something many of us take for granted. Yet for those in need, flavourful food is often missing from their lives. The consumption of nutritious and flavourful food has a natural link to physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing.

How Are Global Food Brands Protecting Farm Animals?

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK
Jonty Whittleton

A new report released this week shows how 99 of the world's largest food companies are focusing on the welfare of farm animals used in their products....

Supermarkets Have A Plan To Make Meat-Eaters Buy More Veg

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Supermarkets could soon face a huge redesign to encourage healthier, more sustainable eating habits among customers. A new scheme, headed up by Oxfor...

How Sustainable Eating Is Reaching The Top of The Culinary Game

Jo Carrigan | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Was this egg from a free-roaming happy hen? Will this tuna contribute greatly to the rapid depletion of fish in our oceans? And did a bashed apple fal...

North Sea Warming Isn't All Bad News (Unless You're Cod)

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Tech

The North Sea is warming up, which is having an interesting impact on our fish and seafood consumption. On the one hand, according to scientists, the ...

Everything You Need To Know About Zero Waste - The Latest Sustainable Living Trend

Jo Carrigan | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

From clothes and food to stuff, how many times per week do you throw out unloved, unwanted or unused waste? The simple answer lies in your bin. As sci...

The Millennials Driving a Food Waste Revolution

Beena Nadeem | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Beena Nadeem

An amble through the trendier streets of East London will lead you towards a sustainable food revolution. Today, the area once popular with hawkers and those with interesting social narratives, is now a haven to environmentally switched-on foodies.

A Taste of the Future of Food

Dr Richard Swannell | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK
Dr Richard Swannell

Let's kick off with some figures on food. Consider, that one third of all food that is produced globally, is wasted. This costs the global economy up to $300billion a year, and for the average family in the UK - that translates to around £700 per year. And all this is happening whilst almost a billion people around the world go to bed hungry each night.

Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Inspiring Interview With the Global Crop Diversity Trust

Frontier | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK
Frontier

Given the colourful clamour of bright and shiny food packaging on supermarket shelves, not to mention the influx of superfoods to hit the market, we c...

Dartmoor Life

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

I love Devon life. I love the farmers and their sheep and cattle that surround us; I love helping search for lost ponies and disentangling sheep from fences; I love walking the lanes at night with the beagles and watching the skies turn...

Why Generation Y Should Fight Food Waste

Dr Liz Goodwin | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK
Dr Liz Goodwin

Why should young people care about food waste? Because they will be one of the first generations to really feel the effects of the world's rapidly growing population, such as increased food demand, food shortages and higher prices. And what can they do about it? Be the generation that really makes positive change.

The Tuna Trap: Unsustainable and Illegal Fishing

Frontier | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK
Frontier

The plight of tuna fish is becoming worse and worse. Despite its place as a household-favourite the saltwater-swimmer is becoming increasingly endangered due to illegal and unsustainable fishing. This week Greenpeace released their Tinned Tuna League Table which highlights some big name brands who are only adding to tuna's troubles.

Food Waste - Volunteering in Nicaragua with Raleigh International

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK
Rebecca Tracy

I'm sure we've all seen it in our flat, house, friend or family's home. A pile of food sitting on the worktop rotting away. Or that piece of fruit that we forgot to throw out which has morphed into a blue-green furry alien.

Lucy Sherriff

Meet Notting Hill's Gladwin Brothers, Who Are Tackling Sustainability One Restaurant At A Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The past week has seen some big wins for the sustainability movement; France announced supermarkets would be banned from throwing away food, while Tes...

The Trouble With Cheap Meat

Andrew Wander | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Wander

But the injustices of intensive meat production aren't limited to the animals involved, or the natural environment, or the people unfortunate enough to live close to industrial farms. It's worse than that.

Would You Swap Your Car for a Bottle of Wine? The Latest Eco Hotel Innovation

Jane Egginton | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

Anyone travelling to the hotel in Cornwall by any method other than car qualifies for this gift. Why don't more hotels offer incentives like this? The term 'eco hotel' rarely translates into something tangible for the visitor, let alone something they can actually contribute to and be part of.

Why Wasting Food Should Be as Unacceptable as Throwing Litter

Alicia Lawson | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alicia Lawson

The difficulty with food waste is that its real environmental damage is created through its production, not its disposal. It's hard to connect wasting food with the damage it causes, because by the time it's on your plate, the damage has already been done.