Environmentally Positive Farming

Where the fork can almost reach the farm

Pensons at The Netherwood Estate From the moment the foundations were laid for the major renovation project to transform derelict farm buildings into the vision of Pensons restaurant, sustainability was at the core of our plans and helped inform the myriad of decisions that had to be made.   We launched at the end of January 2019 and were thrilled and honoured to be awarded a Michelin-Star just 8 months after we opened our doors, acknowledging that we are …

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WEBINAR – Circular Restaurants

Summary by Tom Tanner, SRA Host Natalia Agathou, LWARB Guests: Andrew Stephen, CEO, CRA Arthur Potts Dawson, Chefs Manifesto and Omved Gardens Chef Grace Regan, Founder, SpiceBox LWARB’s Advance London Team and the SRA partnered on creating Circular Restaurants: Food that doesn’t cost the earth – a guide to help food businesses, and restaurants in …

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Red Tractor enhances chicken welfare

By Jim Moseley, CEO, Red Tractor The pandemic has brought food supply into sharp focus – perhaps more so than any other time since World War 2. It has changed the way consumers are buying food, with floods of consumers going direct to farm gates and smaller outlets to avoid the crowds, find a scarce …

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Have your say in the National Food Strategy

AUTHOR: HENRY DIMBLEBY No part of our global economy matters more than food. It is vital for life and for pleasure. It shapes our sense of family, community and nation: cooking and eating together – at home and in restaurants – is perhaps the defining communal act. It involves and impacts all of us. The …

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Enough is Enough: Time to be restorative

When we face such huge challenges in our food system, we are forced to ask the question: how much is ‘enough’ for a business to do on sustainability?  By Andrew Stephen, CEO, SRA Download the full report The scale and urgency of the issues facing the planet have never been writ larger. Sir David Attenborough’s …

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The Hidden Costs of Life Cycle Emissions

By Kathryn Adams, Lead Generation Manager, Ecotricity With the UN recently warning that we have just 12 years to limit the impacts of climate change – awareness of the importance of reducing our carbon footprint has never been greater.  So what steps can your business take to reduce its carbon footprint? For many restaurateurs, electricity …

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Show the Love

By Jenny Wilson, Project Manager, The Climate Coalition The Climate Coalition’s annual Show the Love campaign is highlighting the impact that climate change is having on food crops within the UK. As vital leaders in the food industry we would love to get your involvement in the campaign. The Climate Coalition is a group of …

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Navigating the choppy waters of seafood sustainability

Navigating the choppy waters of seafood sustainability can be perilous for chefs and indeed anyone tasked with the responsibility of getting fish from ocean to plate. A list of considerations about as long as the proverbial ‘one that got away’, provides a constant challenge. Just as you think you’ve mastered factors like the health of …

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Have your say on the future of farming

By Vicki Hird, Farm Campaign Coordinator, Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming We have a chance of fairer, better food policy – we need your help We have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to transform how we support farmers and get new and better food onto our plates. Leaving the European farm policy means a …

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Sweet smell of sustainable success at Friends House

By Paul Grey, CEO of Friends House (London) Hospitality Ltd Friends House (London) Hospitality Ltd just celebrated its 10th anniversary! For the last decade, we have built the success of our company and its operations – event venue, café, restaurant and guest accommodation in London (opposite Euston Station) and Cumbria – around one core idea: …

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