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 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.


Events are labelled using the following key: MFoE Organising MFoE Attending

Accepting hormone-treated beef to secure Australian trade deal would betray green Brexit pledges

Responding to reports that the Australian government may insist on the UK accepting hormone-treated beef as part of a trade deal between the two nations, Friends of the Earth campaigner Kierra Box said: “Ministers promised that UK standards on animal … Continue reading

1st Apr 2018


Tell Michael Gove you want future farm policy to help us eat well (Sustain)

Tell Michael Gove you want farm support to deliver healthier foods, as well as environmentally friendly farming, fair trading practices and high animal welfare. 2018 is a truly momentous time for the future of British farming. Farming is about producing … Continue reading

25th Mar 2018


Winter salad recipe

Just when we thought we were hitting Spring, Winter has returned! And in an effort to boost the immune system, and to eat seasonally and veggie, here is a little recipe I made this week.

3rd Mar 2018


Government greener farming vision must have adequate funding and bold ambition

EU environmental regulations must also be maintained and strengthened, says Friends of the Earth

27th Feb 2018

Use Your Loaf

Real Bread Week 2018

Real Bread Week is the annual, international celebration of supporting your local, independent Real Bread bakery and baking your own. In its 10th anniversary year, #RealBreadWeek runs from 24 February to 4 March 2018. For lots of ideas Use Your … Continue reading

23rd Feb 2018


Recipes for your bee-friendly rapeseed oil

Have you already bought some high-quality bee-friendly British rapeseed oil produced while avoiding the use of harmful pesticides? If you’d like more information about the issues, you can find out more here. But if you’ve already got a bottle of … Continue reading

20th Feb 2018


Take action on future trade deals – write to your MP (Sustain)

Your MP needs to hear that you want consumers, farmers and our environment to have the strong protection they need and deserve.



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