Patti Rundall OBE, policy director of Baby Milk Action, gives an eye-witness account of US government bullying tactics to prevent global efforts to protect breastfeeding and restrict misleaing marketing of breastmilk substitutes. It wasn't "fake news", she says - it really happened - "I know, I was there".
Does a stranger having heart disease matter as much to me as one having tuberculosis? This was the challenge given at a recent mini-Inquiry at City University looking at whether some public health goals can be supported via new farm policy.
Food Power works with a network of approximately 50 alliances or networks developing preventative and long-term responses to food poverty. The programme includes a particular focus on involving experts by experience at a strategic level. In this series of three interviews, some of those involved in the programme explore what this means for them.
Policy work these days can be stifling; keeping you stuck to a desk, locked in meetings and shuffling around Westminster. It is only a matter of time before we hear news of Brexit fatigue or even burn out. The sheer volume of news and Bills and lobbying requirements makes it hard to go out and see what is happening in the field and talk to ‘real people’.
People taking action to tackle food poverty from across the UK shared their experiences at the first Food Power conference. Simon Shaw, Food Power Programme Coordinator, provides a summary of discussions.
Following his return to civvy street, former army medic Giles Farrington has been living with mental health issues that linger from his time in service. He shares how a passion for Real Bread has become a valuable part of his life.
The Sainsbury’s-Asda merger is a perfect illustration of the accelerating race to the bottom in the grocery retail sector. It was a bombshell, and unless the rules – on competition, planning, environment and worker and consumer protection – are greatly enhanced and effectively applied, a significant part of society is likely to be badly hurt by this ‘mega merger’.
Marks and Spencer sandwich makers generate thousands of surplus slices each day, so a new beer made using those cast-offs can only be a good thing, right? Chris Young looks beyond the PR exercise and isn’t so sure.
Sustain has made it’s submission to the Defra Health and Harmony future farm policy consultation, drawing on the expertise of our strong and growing alliance. The moment feels historic.
The UK pork industry is currently unsustainable both in economic and environmental terms. To create a sustainable UK livestock industry that can thrive, we need to return to the practice of feeding food waste to pigs says Christina O'Sullivan of Feedback: The environmental organisation campaigning to change the food system.