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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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      A Small Good Thing (Community Greengrocers, Bolton)

      We are a new community greengrocer service based in Smithills, Bolton. Our aim is Buy Local; Zero Waste. No plastic here

      11th Jan 2018

      Bee-friendly shopper’s guide to Local Rapeseed Oil

      An earth- and pollinator-friendly diet is healthy for us as well as various wild bees, honey bees and other pollinators. This is so whether we are vegan, vegetarian or omnivorous and especially if it includes the best oils and fats.

      10th Jan 2018

      Take the plant powered pledge this Christmas (10:10)

      Meat and dairy are big climate change offenders, so why not cook some plant-powered dishes this Christmas?

      8th Dec 2017

      21 eco-friendly Christmas tips: Food (11-14)

      How to ease off the rampant consumerism without seeming a bit of a Scrooge at Christmas. Our 21 cockle-warming tips for a greener festive season.. Food.


      The Agrifood Atlas: how corporations are tightening their stranglehold on people’s food

      New research published today shows the dramatic impacts of the global food system being rapidly monopolised by ever-fewer, ever-larger corporations at every stage of the food chain. This alarming trend poses risks to consumer choice, jobs and working conditions and … Continue reading

      31st Oct 2017

      What can I do to stop pumpkin waste?

      Pumpkin is not just for Halloween. We send 18,000 tonnes of squash to landfill a year. Save money and food by cooking delicious pumpkin all year round.

      28th Oct 2017
      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 . . .

      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

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