Eating Better for a Fair Green Healthy Future

Manchester Friends of the Earth have an active campaign group who from time to time work on a range of issues around sustainable food including; reducing food waste, local food, ‘real food’, Fairtrade, and other aspects of low carbon food.

Food Too Good to Waste . . .

Food waste or food loss is food that is discarded or lost or uneaten. The causes of food waste or loss are numerous, and occur at the stages of production, processing, retailing and consumption.


Our Food Group is taking a break from holding meetings for a while, so in the interim please come along to Full Group meetings held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month instead.


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Brexit and Donald Trump: 5 reasons UK farmers should not rush into a trade deal with the US

Donald Trump has promised the UK a trade deal to help the government make Brexit a “great success”.  This should concern environmentalists, UK farmers and the public. Even without Trump, the US is a famously aggressive trade negotiator. And it … Continue reading

9th Feb 2017

National Vegetarian Week 15-21 May 2017

National Vegetarian Week (Vegetarian Society funding)

The Vegetarian Society is making grants of up to £2,000 for activities or events to celebrate National Vegetarian Week. The Week runs from 15-21 May this year, and activities that take place in that period or the two weeks before … Continue reading

6th Feb 2017

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Historic plan to cut EU food waste in half. Thank you

The EU has agreed an historic commitment to halve food waste across Europe, following campaigning by Friends of the Earth supporters and others. 60,000 of you joined us and almost 50 other organisations to demand that countries across Europe commit to tackle the … Continue reading

25th Jan 2017

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Food waste to be halved by 2030

countries across the Europe, including Britain, have formally pledged to try and cut their food waste by 50% by 2030 campaigners call for target to be binding Pressure from Friends of the Earth and people across the continent, including 60,000 … Continue reading

24th Jan 2017

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12 tips for a tasty and planet-friendly Christmas: 12: Get some last-minute Christmas food ideas

Whatever you’re eating this Christmas, make sure it tastes great – and is great for our environment too.  Christmas is a big moment for food lovers everywhere. This year, we’ve collected up 12 incredible tips to make your festive traditions even more special – … Continue reading

24th Dec 2016