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