Food & Farming

Take up the 10% Challenge and help wildlife flourish in your garden

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The 10% Challenge is a project designed to get people “creating homes for wildlife in their gardens”

A few days ago I had the pleasure of an early morning visit to Jimmy’s Farm in Suffolk, just south of Ipswich. Read more »

UK’s first ‘Food Insecurity Market’ sells groceries at developing world prices

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Hardeep Singh Kohli and the British Red Cross host the UK’s first Food Insecurity Market at Spitalfields, London.

Shoppers at Spitalfields market were shocked recently when food prices soared from between 500–800 per cent as part of a British Red Cross campaign highlighting the cost of living in developing cou Read more »

English organic wine pioneers honoured at German wine festival

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Roy Cook has been making organic wine for over 30 years

England's oldest organic vineyard has been awarded an unusual and fitting accolade. Read more »

Sussex Wildlife Trust demonstrates commitment to Living Seas

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Erin will raise awareness of marine conservation and support The Wildlife Trusts’ Living Seas vision © Neil Fletcher

The Sussex Wildlife Trust (SWT) has demonstrated its commitment to marine conservation by appointing Erin Pettifer as Marine Conservation Officer. Read more »

Sustainable Restaurant Association member, Carluccio’s, converts waste cooking oil into biofuel

Carluccio’s aim is to save 92.7 tonnes of carbon through recycling its waste oil in the first twelve months

Convert2Green has concluded an agreement to work with Carluccio's, a chain of Italian restaurants, to collect and convert waste cooking oil into bio-diesel as part of the company’s wider sustainabi Read more »

BTCV launches free app to get the world growing food at home

Growing your own is simple, fun and can help you save money and take action against climate change

Get Growing, the new, free mobile app from environmental charity BTCV, aims to get the world growing, showing just how easy it is for people to produce their own food.

M&S launches new retail campaign to teach customers about sustainable fish

Profits from the 5p charge for the new bag go to funding the Forever Fish campaign

Forever Fish – Marks & Spencer’s major new campaign to help customers and their children learn more about fish, clean our British beaches and protect UK marine life – has been launched across stor Read more »

Deforestation & illegal land clearance by beef barons in Peru exposed by satellite pictures

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Guireja, an Ayoreo woman, sits outside her former house that had been abandoned as a result of logging. © Survival International

Brazilian beef barons whose illegal clearance of land inhabited by uncontacted Indians in Paraguay was spotted by satellites have now been charged with illegal deforestation. Read more »

Plymouth’s pioneering local food project

A city-wide food project in Plymouth is set to be a shining example for the rest of the UK on sustainable food sourcing in urban areas. Read more »

Nearly two billion people worldwide now overweight

More than 1.9 billion people worldwide were overweight in 2010, a 25 percent increase since 2002, a new Worldwatch analysis shows. Read more »

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