COVID Food Conversations – creative online workshop to gather thoughts and concerns about food and Covid 19.

The Food Equality Project is helping build a fair Food and Poverty Alliance for Plymouth, from the ground up, ensuring that the voices of local people, including those experiencing food insecurity are represented. We believe that creative methods are an accessible and engaging way of generating, documenting and sharing these important lived experiences so that…

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Food Access Guide for Plymouth launched

  During Covid 19 Food Plymouth’s Food Equality Project began work on a Food Access Guide for Plymouth. This was a response to the acute pressures experienced by many individuals, families and communities due to the Coronavirus lockdown and beyond.  The Guide attempts to map and support navigation through the emergency food aid available in…

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Food Plymouth IS HIRING

TENDER OPPORTUNITY We are seeking dynamic, resourceful and passionate contractor to join the Food Plymouth team as our new Sustainable Food Places Partnership and Network Coordinator. This exciting new role will be responsible for maximizing Plymouth’s collective impact around food to lead the partnership, catalysing and co-ordinating activities towards our shared vision of achieving the Sustainable Food Places silver standard…

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The government wants your views on public sector food

The government wants your views on public sector food The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee is consulting on public procurement. Online consultation closes 27th August Anyone with an interest in, or information about school, hospital, armed forces, prison, or older people’s food is encouraged to submit evidence, and you have until 27th August…

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# Big Green Shout Devon

Who Do you want to shop locally? Do you want to make a difference in Devon? Do you want to be sustainable? Then this is for you. What & Where A big internet shout for Devon When Wednesday 19th August How Post on your favourite social media. Post about your business, your society, or yourself.…

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Campaigners celebrate reinstatement of school fruit and veg

Campaigners celebrate reinstatement of school fruit and veg Public Health Minister Jo Churchill said to journalists that the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme will resume as normal in Autumn when all children return to school. While we wait for official confirmation, this is not the end of the campaign for more fruit and veg in…

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Pester Power or Parent Power?

Pester Power or Parent Power? Parents want to see an end to the use of popular children’s characters and brand mascots on food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar, according to a new report Pester Power or Parent Power? published by the Children’s Food Campaign and Food Active. Credit: Shutterstock image The Pester Power or Parent…

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Hungry for change: Peers call for food system failures to be fixed

Hungry for change: Peers call for food system failures to be fixed New report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment examines how to make a healthy, sustainable diet accessible and affordable for everyone. Photo by Emma Bauso from Pexels The UK’s food system is failing, putting the health…

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Webinar – Making sense of it: What’s happened and what next?

Making sense of it: What’s happened and what next? 14/07/2020 14:00  15:00 When it comes to food insecurity, how do we assess what’s happened over the last months to address rising need in local areas? And how can different actors and new collaborators determine what should happen next? Join Sustain for this webinar to explore how we can…

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The value of local

The value of local by Alicia Miller – Website Editor on 26 June, 2020 in Business and Food, Food Movement As I wrote when the pandemic swept in, the uptake in our box scheme during the lockdown was extraordinary. Within two weeks from its start, it had tripled from our usual 60 or so boxes to 180. And through out the…

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Land sharing and land sparing: We need food in harmony with nature

Land sharing and land sparing: We need food in harmony with nature by Patrick Holden on 26 June, 2020 in Food Policy, Food Systems Interviewing Isabella Tree for our recent podcast has given me much cause for reflection about the relationship between farmers and the land they manage. In a way, I was quite disturbed by hearing Isabella’s story of how she and her…

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Hungry for Change: A briefing from Lord Krebs on the report from the House of Lords Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment

Hungry for Change: A briefing from Lord Krebs on the report from the House of Lords Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment Webinar  08/07/2020 09:30 –10:15 Food Foundation During this briefing, Lord Krebs will discuss the findings of his committee’s year-long inquiry into the challenges facing our food system. It will be an…

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THE OXFORD FARMING CONFERENCE WEBINAR

THE OXFORD FARMING CONFERENCE OFC 2021 Sponsors Patrons Speakers Programme Videos Delegate info Other Years WELCOME Welcome to #OFC21 Bitesize, a series of one-hour events hosted virtually via our website at 12pm on the first Thursday of every month from June to December 2020, leading up to the 2021 virtual conference in January. The 2021…

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Parents! Share your views on children and food during Covid-19

Parents! Share your views on children and food during Covid-19 Children’s Food Campaign and Food Active have launched a new survey with parents to find out how being in lockdown during Covid-19 has affected children’s eating habits, preferences and interest in food. Credit: Andrea Piacquadio/Pexels The Coronavirus emergency has thrown up all sorts of new challenges for feeding…

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SGM Launches Food Solidarity Fund

New collective funding opportunity for Social Gastronomy organizations thanks to initial funding from The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Today, in celebration of Sustainable Gastronomy Day – a United Nations-designated day of observance of those using gastronomy sustainably to create a better and healthier planet for everyone – the Social Gastronomy Movement (SGM) is launching the…

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Community food growing post lockdown webinar

Community food growing post lockdown 01/07/2020 10:30  12:00 Credit: Zoe Ward Aldam Wednesday 1 July 10.30am-12pm   A webinar organised by Sustainable Food Places and Sustain for Capital Growth and Good to Grow gardens and food growing networks to stay connected, share latest updates and developments, how gardens and networks are responding and adapting to the gradual…

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Public wants more action on obesity in light of Covid19

Public wants more action on obesity in light of Covid19 74% of the British public want to see more Government action on obesity, in light of evidence showing links between Covid19 and obesity, says new Obesity Health Alliance research. Children’s Food Campaign responds. Credit: Obesity Health Alliance New public polling by the Obesity Health Alliance has revealed that Prime Minister Boris…

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Campaigners celebrate free school meals win

Back of the net! Campaigners celebrate free school meals win Whilst footballer Marcus Rashford scored the final winning goal in the free school meals campaign, the Government’s u-turn on holiday hunger follows months of campaigning, lobbying and the threat of legal action. Credit: Shutterstock The Government has today announced a £120 million “Covid Summer School Fund” in…

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Upcoming Webinar. Good Food Businesses: rebuilding, reopening and retaining new customers

Good Food Businesses: rebuilding, reopening and retaining new customers 24/06/2020 15:00  16:30 Credit: Pexels Wednesday 24 June 3-4.30pm A webinar organised by Sustainable Food Places and Sustain, with the Real Bread Campaign and London Food Link. Good Food Businesses have shown their ability to adapt during the Covid-19 lockdown by swiftly establishing new and different ways…

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Bounce back Britain

This report has been written for the Social Market Foundation and looks at what lessons must be learned from the policy response to the 2008 financial crisis. It’s key focus that for Britain to “bounce back” from coronavirus , business must spend more money on investing in innovation, training and start-ups. In exchange for the…

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New funding to promote urban agriculture

Congratulations to Green Futures Associates on securing Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Funding for the innovative Urban Agriculture Consortium. Food Plymouth has been supporting this initiative since its early days. Indeed Jeremy Iles who heads up the Consortium joined us and our partners in the Thrive Plymouth Year 5 Spaces and Places for Food Expo event in…

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