Sustainable Food

A Taste of the Future of Food

Dr Richard Swannell | Posted 15.03.2016 | 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 29.02.2016 | 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 15.01.2016 | 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 15.10.2015 | 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 08.10.2015 | 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 24.07.2015 | 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.

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.