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Feeding the 5000 is a campaign to raise awareness of the amount of edible food wasted in a city. This event was held in June 2013 in Manchester Piccadilly Gardens with a public feast of a delicious vegan curry made from ingredients that would have otherwise gone to waste, and more often than not gone in landfill! Along with participatory cooking sessions, educational and campaign stalls and more, this day brought more than 5000 people together to enjoy good food and learn simple ways they could reduce their own food waste and petition food businesses and the government to do the same.


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      Eating Better for a Fair Green Healthy Future

      Why eating grass-fed beef isn’t going to help fight climate change

      What is the net climate impact of grass-fed ruminants, taking into account all greenhouse gas emissions and removals? The new report Grazed and Confused looks into the evidence. Beef gets a bad press, environmentally speaking. We’re bombarded with reports highlighting … Continue reading

      4th Oct 2017
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      UYL – Sourdough September again !

      Sourdough September is when the Real Bread Campaign goes on a mission to help everyone discover that: life’s sweeter with sourdough! Have a go at making your own sourdough bread . . . First, you will need to create a … Continue reading

      30th Aug 2017
      Use Your Loaf

      Get ready for Real Bread Week

      Between 6 and 14 May 2017, bakeries and baking schools around the globe will be leading a farinaceous frenzy of fougasse formation. In French cuisine, fougasse is a type of bread typically associated with Provence but found (with variations) in … Continue reading

      30th Apr 2017

      Defend plans to halve Europe’s food waste

      Every year in the EU we waste an estimated 88 million tonnes of food. But there’s hope – after massive pressure from people across Europe, the European Parliament voted in favour of targets to halve EU food waste from farm … Continue reading

      29th Apr 2017
      Eating Better for a Fair Green Healthy Future

      Taking the Pulse of Hospital Food

      A new survey of hospital food shows that whilst there is some fantastic work going on that should be celebrated, many hospitals are still falling short when it comes to serving food that is healthy and sustainable for patients, staff … Continue reading

      6th Apr 2017

      Don’t Let Brexit Mean Bad Food Britain (Sustain)

      Tell your MP we don’t want Bad Food Britain now. Taking back control means that we should keep sensible standards that are already in place, and work in future to make them even better when we leave Europe.

      1st Apr 2017

      Sustainable diets: taking back control of an out-of-control food system

      Another week, another scandalous food story.  On Monday, MPs on the Health Select Committee rapped the government on the knuckles for failing to stop supermarkets offering “deep discounts” on unhealthy food. It turns out that an astonishing 40% of the food … Continue reading

      29th Mar 2017
      Eating Better for a Fair Green Healthy Future

      How to make an energy-saving dessert in 9 easy steps

      We can’t all star in the Great British Bake Off like eco-friendly baker Ian Cummings (pictured right) – but we can all help to save energy when we cook. Ian is celebrating Earth Hour 2017 (25 March) by sharing his energy-saving favourite recipe – delicious … Continue reading

      23rd Mar 2017

      Princess Anne and GM crops

      Responding to reported comments by Princess Anne on GM crops, Friends of the Earth’s senior food and farming campaigner, Clare Oxborrow said: “GM crops are right now exacerbating the very worst impacts of industrial farming.

      22nd Mar 2017

      What is Donald Trump’s policy on food and will it affect the UK?

      Trump’s attitudes to food will be increasingly important for the UK as post-Brexit Britain seeks to replace European trading partners. Hormone-treated beef anyone?

      22nd Feb 2017

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      Events Oct 2017
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      Green Drinks Mcr
      Bolton Friends of the Earth meeting
      Friends Meeting House (Bolton)
      Manchester Friends of the Earth Drop-in Wednesday
      Green Fish Resource Centre
      The Great Energy Escape (Manchester Science Festival)
      Manchester Museum
      Walk and talk at Longford Park
      Firswood Community Centre (Longford Park)
      Can fracking be fair? (Tyndall Manchester seminar)
      Pariser Building