Here is a recipe for black bean burgers from Veganomicon, care of Cat, and guaranteed not to contain any nasty surprises! Ingredients 2 cups cooked/1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup breadcrumbs 1 tsp chilli powder, or to … Continue reading
The push for more intensive agriculture to feed a growing global population risks ecological “boom and bust” according to four of the country’s leading ecologists, writing for Friends of the Earth’s Big Ideas Change the World project .
A report released today by PAN UK in conjunction with the Organic. Naturally Different campaign, reveals that nearly two-thirds (61.5%) of bread products tested by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) between 2000 and 2013, were contaminated … Continue reading
OK… a UK Government strategy for sustainable food and farming would not solve everything. But it would be a useful start.
Commenting on a new report by MPs on food security published today (Tuesday 1 July 2014), Friends of the Earth’s Senior Food Campaigner Vicki Hird said: “MPs rightly recognise the very serious threat climate change poses to food security. “But … Continue reading
UK wastes 6.7 tonnes of food each year costing the average family £60 per month. 6.7 tonnes, that’s the equivalent of filling Wembley Stadium with food waste 8 times over! Why are we wasting so much? Confusing labels and poor … Continue reading
FareShare Greater Manchester fights hunger and tackles food waste by redistributing surplus food to over 100 charities in the region. They source food from the food and drinks industry, from donations and food drives, and also by capturing surplus edible … Continue reading
After the success of Get Gobby last year, it’s back – and this year we are mixing it up.
By 2030 Europe could require an area of land and forest three times the size of the UK to meet our bioenergy demands, new research published by Friends of the Earth Europe today (Wednesday 28 May 2014) has revealed.
Thursday 1st May sees the start of Meat Free May which challenges the public to give up meat and fish for one month, while raising vital funds for Friends of the Earth.  With increasing awareness that we need to … Continue reading
A new study published today (Friday 25 April 2014), which calls for Europe to cut its meat consumption in half, has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth. The environment charity’s youth network has recently launched Meat Free May, which … Continue reading
Global food supplies are facing crisis conditions as climate change, population growth and diminishing resources contribute to catastrophic outcomes for many parts of the world.
Today, Young Friends of the Earth launches Meat Free May (Wednesday 16 April 2014), which challenges the public to give up meat and fish for one month, while raising vital funds for Friends of the Earth.
Blog by Vicki Hird (Senior Campaigner – Land Use, Food and Water Security Programme). Whilst giving evidence on UK food security in early March to MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, I was struck how many issues … Continue reading
Please see attached Manchester Friends of the Earth’s response to the proposal to site an Anaerobic Digester (AD) at New Smithfield Market (NSM). Whilst in principle Manchester Friends of the Earth are not opposed to development of Anaerobic Digestion facilities, we … Continue reading
Commenting on the report today [Friday 14 March 2014] from the Council for Science and Technology recommending a new programme of independent research to field test GM crops, Friends of the Earth’s Senior Food Campaigner Vicki Hird said: “GM crops … Continue reading
We are keeping up our fight against industrial pig farming in the UK, and the proposal to open a huge US-style pig farm in Derbyshire has been delayed thanks to opposition from campaigning groups, including the Soil Association and members … Continue reading
Commenting on Farmageddon, the book uncovering the impact of cheap meat on our health and the environment being published tomorrow (Thursday 30 January 2014), Friends of the Earth Food Campaigner Kirtana Chandrasekaran said: “The authors of this new book vividly … Continue reading
Three men were arrested in October in London for stealing food that was destined for landfill from a supermarket bin. Crown Prosecution Service claims there is ‘significant public interest’ in prosecuting the men, and are considering pursuing a case.
The Meat Atlas report presents a global perspective on the impacts of industrial meat and dairy production, and illustrates its increasingly devastating impact on society and the environment. The way we produce and consume meat and dairy needs a radical … Continue reading