Manchester Friends of the Earth 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. We currently don’t have an active campaign regarding food but do post relevant articles on our website and via Facebook and host the website ‘Real Food Guide’  which lists sustainable eating options in Greater Manchester.

Please see the link below for more information. If you have any suggestions for the site please get in touch, .

And if you would like to run a sustainable food campaign with the group we would love to hear from you!


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

Factory farming in Northern Ireland will produce waste equivalent to 12 million people

A mega-farm proposed at Limavady will produce 1.3 million tonnes of pig slurry every year. This has dire implications for the environment of Northern Ireland, as well as animal welfare.

26th Oct 2018


Friends of the Earth launches loyalty scheme in Portsmouth to help students eat less meat

KALE YEAH! rewards students with a free meal for every 6 veggie or vegan meals purchased in university cafes.

2nd Oct 2018


Mcr’s first waste food catering social enterprise! (Crowdfunder)

The team that brought you Manchester’s first waste food pay-as-you-feel restaurant (Real Junk Food Manchester), is now working to open our city’s first waste food catering social enterprise, and we’re calling it… Open Kitchen MCR.

23rd Sep 2018


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.