01.09 FOOD INFORMATION, LABELLING & LEARNING

Food Ethics Council

Description

The Food Ethics Council develops the knowledge and tools to make ethical thinking standard practice in food and agriculture, in policy, business and everyday life. It works towards a food system that meets public needs and respects public values - a food system that is secure, sustainable, just and humane.

The Council’s work includes:

  • Food Ethics magazine - essential reading on one key issue each quarter, containing cutting edge analysis, debate, reviews and upcoming events;
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Location

39-41 Surrey Street,
Brighton BN1 3PB
United Kingdom

Sustainable Food Cities

Description

From obesity and diet-related ill-health to food poverty and waste, climate change and biodiversity loss to declining prosperity and social dislocation, food is not only at the heart of some of our greatest problems but is also a vital part of the solution.

The Sustainable Food Cities approach involves developing a cross-sector partnership of local public agencies, businesses and NGOs committed to working together to make healthy and sustainable food a defining characteristic of where they live. Read more »

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Network UK

Description

Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between farmers and the local community, providing mutual benefits and reconnecting people to the land where their food is grown.

The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Network UK is a new project that brings together CSA groups and enterprises across the UK, to share their skills and knowledge and promote a fairer, more transparent model of food production, where the risks and rewards are shared.

Location

c/o Soil Association,
South Plaza, Marlborough Street,
Bristol BS1 3NX
United Kingdom

Agricultural And Rural Convention - ARC2020

Description

ARC2020 is a multi-stakeholder platform that has involved over 150 civil society networks and organisations (from 22 EU Member States) all working on issues affected by the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

ARC2020 represents diverse issues and interests from nature protection, human health and animal welfare, to development cooperation, global justice and climate change, as well as those of conventional and organic farmers and rural development networks.

Location

c/o Zukunftstiftung Landwirtschaft,
Marienstr. 19-20,
Berlin, Berlin 10117
Germany

Food Climate Research Network

Description

The FCRN's aim is to increase our understanding of how the food system contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and what we can do to reduce them.

The Food Climate Research Network was set up in 2004 by Tara Garnett. It was originally based at the University of Surrey, but is now located at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. Read more »

Location

Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University Centre for the Environment,
South Parks Road,
Oxford OX1 3QY
United Kingdom

Best Before Project

Description

We are a volunteer-based organisation helping to prevent unnecessary food wastage generated by the food industry. We run educational campaigns on date labelling on food, encouraging food businesses to either sell or donate food approaching or past 'best before' date. We connect food businesses with surplus food with local charities and community groups. We help to arrange logistics and in the case of larger quantities of food we arrange a pick-up and re-distribute the food via one of our local storages across London.

Location

2nd Floor, 1 Old Street,
London EC1V 9HL
United Kingdom

The Real Bread Campaign

Description

Part of the food and farming charity Sustain, the Real Bread Campaign brings together everyone who cares about the state of the nation’s loaf life.

Sadly, the way in which the vast majority of products marketed as ‘bread’ are now manufactured and sold could lead one to question whether we as a nation give two hoots about our daily loaf any more. The good news, however, is that change is underway and Real Bread is on the rise. Read more »

Location

Sustain,
Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street,
London EC2A 4LT
United Kingdom

The Wiggly Worm

Description

The Wiggly Worm is a charity that exists to help people do better. Using food as a tool, we aim to improve health, well-being and confidence to the vulnerable and seldom heard. Through our projects, we provide vital opportunities to people in our communities that need it most, enabling them to realise their full potential.

Our street food truck The Little Green Wiggly Machine allows us to provide free, nutritious meals to those living in food poverty in our county, and provides work experience to vulnerable people providing a gateway to paid employment.

Location

United Kingdom

Eating Better

Description

Eating Better is a broad alliance working to help people move towards eating less meat and more food that’s good for us and good for the planet. We are calling for action by governments, the food industry and all those who can make a difference to help people eat a greater variety of plant-based foods and less meat; and to support farming that produces meat in ways that benefit the environment, health, global food security and animal welfare. Read more »

Location

United Kingdom

Culinary Anthropologist

Description

Anna Colquhoun, the Culinary Anthropologist, is a cooking teacher, food consultant and writer with a fascination for the anthropology of food. Something of a food nerd, she has travelled far to research and write about her subject.

Anna offers cooking classes in London, including popular bread-making and preserving workshops among others. Her supper club, the Secret Kitchen, is a convivial dinner at which people sit together for a surprise seasonal menu. Check the website for upcoming events. Read more »

Location

London, Islington N5
United Kingdom
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