Sustainable Food

How Can We Produce More Meat? That's the Wrong Question

Philip Lymbery | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK
Philip Lymbery

Ramping up meat production to satisfy demand is unsustainable. If we are to build our future food model on solid foundations then the question needs to be: how can we feed a growing world population?

One World, Many Lives, Our Choice

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmijn de Boo

On 5th June, World Environment Day, we are asked to raise our voice, not the sea level. We are shouting from the rooftops and occupying as much digital space as possible. We need action because our current food production and consumption patterns are unsustainable.

Could a Young Devon Farmer Hold the Key to Sustainable Agriculture?

Andrew Wasley | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
Andrew Wasley

Ed explains how Chagfood supplies seasonal fruit and vegetables to a growing number of local households on a weekly basis, with the recipients paying a annual subscription fee of up to £600 to secure their share of produce for the year ahead...

Changing Lives By Changing Food Production

Gavin Megaw | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Gavin Megaw

The All Black rugby player had been locked in his room for days, shutting out all contact with friends, family and fellow players. It was 4am when he finally picked up the phone to call a helpline. The reply at the other end was simple, "hello friend". It started a process that led to therapy that has been helping to change the life of Brent Pope for many years.

A Tale of Two Conferences

Colin Tudge | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK
Colin Tudge

One city (Oxford). Two conferences on opposite sides of the road, both on agriculture - yet with two quite different world views. The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) for the past 60-plus years has presented the Establishment view...

First Admit You Have a Problem, Then Get Help: What Tesco Should Do Next

Jon Alexander | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK
Jon Alexander

Tesco's announcement, potentially, is different. If Coke are still saying 'there's a problem that we're involved in, but we're not the problem', Tesco are saying 'we are part of this problem - but we can't solve it on our own'.

The Road From Hollywood to Uganda Is Paved With Chia

Nicholas Rutherford | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicholas Rutherford

As we mark World Food Day, it would seem that not many things express the gap between how the world's rich and poor view food quite as well as Chia seeds.

The Great Food Waste Scandal

Philip Lymbery | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK
Philip Lymbery

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation has declared today World Food Day and this year is concentrating on the issue of "healthy food systems". This focus comes as governments and international institutions are casting around for solutions to feeding the ever-growing world population...

Foodies Festival Festivities Fantastic Final Flourish

Judith Lewis | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

All over the UK, there have been a series of festivals hotly anticipated by the food-loving community in the know. Those uninitiated (and there are many) only hear hushed whispers of this Michelin-starred chef's new dish or that new wine tasting. I've taken a risk breaking the foodie code of silence to tell you about this festival... Well, not really but it does feel that way!

A New Online Vegan Store Opens in Germany: Is Germany set to overtake the UK in numbers of vegans?

India Leigh | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
India Leigh

The concept hatched at the beginning of 2012, after Miriam was living in France for a while and not finding them particularly vegan friendly. Germany, in contrast has a wide vegan interest. It is where Miriams family hails so there she returned to build her dream.

Why Global Food Solutions Need Women

Green Futures | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK
Green Futures

Judith Harry says that women are not supposed to be leaders, or at least that's what people think. She is a groundnut farmer in Mchinji, Malawi, and a single mother raising her teenage daughter and two teenage orphans.

The Horsemeat Scandal and the Student

Amy Murnan | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Amy Murnan

As anyone who has ever lived in Halls will know, a decent proportion of students and young people consume ready meals and frozen meat on a regular basis. It may not bother many to think that the beef burger they ate may have contained other meats aside from beef, but what else could - or already has - happened?

Are Food and Drinks Companies Feeding Us Nonsense?

Nigel Salter | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK
Nigel Salter

Strangely enough, according to some commentators, the health impacts of this scandal could actually have been positive, with the lean horsemeat making the burgers healthier. But somehow I don't think this was done with our health in mind.

10 Ways to Limit Food Waste/Make Use of Surplus

Jenny Dawson | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Dawson

We work closely with local markets and supermarkets, using their surplus fresh ingredients to make chutneys before they are discarded, which we sell online and in food markets across the UK.

Why Consumers Should Welcome Scientists to the Table

Green Futures | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK
Green Futures

Heston Blumenthal apart, putting science and food in the same sentence makes many people feel a bit uncomfortable. But we see nothing scary about the innovation and technology in instant coffee, or tomato ketchup, or any of the hundreds of familiar processed food products the safety, convenience, quality, consistency and shelf-life of which we take for granted every day.

Rising Food Prices? Time to Create More 'Resilient' Food Systems Worldwide

Dr Julia Wright | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Julia Wright

Last week's prediction that food prices will rise after poor UK harvests due to the recent wet weather has set the alarm bells ringing amongst the general public at a time when finances for many families are already stretched to the limit.

Blood Fish: Why Prawns Should be Blacklisted From All our Shopping Baskets

Andrew Wasley | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK
Andrew Wasley

As many as 250,000 Burmese migrants work within the Thai fishing industry. Investigators found evidence that some of those working onboard fishing vessels operating in the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea suffer brutal exploitation during long periods at sea, enduring cramped - and potentially dangerous - working and living conditions.

How Agroecology Can Support Food Security

Dr Julia Wright | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Julia Wright

We need to acknowledge that food security is not just a third world problem. Food prices rose by 4.6% between March 2011 and March 2012. However, as most of us are able to afford to eat well, this fuels a perception that food security is not a problem in the UK. The key issue actually lies in how food security is interconnected with other serious issues.