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.
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And if you would like to run a sustainable food campaign with the group we would love to hear from you!
CURRENT ACTIVITIES: Food
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This campaign is all about what’s in our food, using our favourite staple – bread. Our recipes and links will help you buy and cook healthy, seasonal, ‘proper’ food.
Feeding the 5000 is a campaign to raise awareness of the amount of edible food wasted in a city. Our event was held in June 2013 in Manchester Piccadilly Gardens with a public feast of a delicious vegan curry made from ingredients that would have otherwise gone to waste, and more often than not gone in landfill! Along with participatory cooking sessions, educational and campaign stalls and more, this day brought more than 5000 people together to enjoy good food and learn simple ways they could reduce their own food waste and petition food businesses and the government to do the same.
Much of the meat we consume – including British meat – is from animals raised on feed grown in areas where rainforest has been cleared. So just by eating a rainforest-free diet you’ll be helping to save our beautiful planet. By eating local food, and eating less poor quality meat, we are becoming part of a movement to prevent climate change. Our Meat Free Monday campaign is aiming to work in Manchester to reduce the consumption of poor quality meat, and encouraging the city to start eating local food.
We’re currently in the process of relaunching the Manchester Friends of the Earth Real Food Guide and we’d like you to help us out. This is our online guide to environmentally friendly food shops and restaurants in Greater Manchester – see www.realfoodguide.org.uk to find out more.
Taste Before Beauty was a 2012 campaign on food waste, targetting the wholesale end of supply chains.
What is really in YOUR daily bread and why? This campaign is all about what’s in our food, using our favourite staple – bread. Our recipes and links will help you buy and cook healthy, seasonal, ‘proper’ food.