Feed People Well

Come the agricultural revolution, whose side will you be on?

By Louisa Dodd, Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Restaurant Association “We need a pretty spectacular agricultural revolution” prescribed Iain Holhurst, organic vegetable farmer forerunner at the closing of the 2023 Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) last week.  I attended the ORFC in the hope of hearing practical ways to bring about that revolution, in which farmers …

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Beans mean anything is pulseable

By Charlotte Jones, Communications Manager at Eating Better Rarely have the twin pressures of the environment and the bottom line been drawn into such sharp focus at the same time. Menu makeovers both in and out of home offer a solution to both the cost of living and climate crises. And pulses can be at …

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COP27: food finally takes centre stage at climate conference

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association Next week sees the start of COP27, and while it might only seem like yesterday since anyone with an interest in climate change gathered in Glasgow, yes, the Conference of the Parties moves on to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. And, after another U-turn, this includes the new UK Prime Minister.  …

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Plant-based north London restaurant packs healthy flavour punch

By Winnie Adeyemi, Director, AFRICA: Seen & Heard Throughout Black History Month 2022, the theme for which is Time for Change: Action not Words, AFRICA: Seen & Heard and the Sustainable Restaurant Association have gathered the stories of Black-British foodservice providers across the country. Reducing and repurposing food waste, ensuring carbon neutrality and feeding communities …

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Kent caterer fusing West African roots with local larder gems

By Winnie Adeyemi, Director, AFRICA: Seen & Heard Throughout Black History Month 2022, the theme for which is Time for Change: Action not Words, AFRICA: Seen & Heard and the Sustainable Restaurant Association have gathered the stories of Black-British foodservice providers across the country. Reducing and repurposing food waste, ensuring carbon neutrality and feeding communities …

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Waste busting chutneys and well-sourced fish bring healthy taste of Seychelles to East London

By Winnie Adeyemi, Director, AFRICA: Seen & Heard Throughout Black History Month 2022, the theme for which is Time for Change: Action not Words, AFRICA: Seen & Heard and the Sustainable Restaurant Association have gathered the stories of Black-British foodservice providers across the country. Reducing and repurposing food waste, ensuring carbon neutrality and feeding communities …

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Eight cover restaurant proves small is beautiful and sustainable

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association Since we started assessing restaurants’ sustainability back in 2010, we’ve bestowed the Food Made Good certification on tens of thousands of sites, large and small. The Walled Gardens Underground Restaurant, two miles from Manchester City Centre is undoubtedly the smallest. It’s also one of the most interesting and inspiring. …

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Black history provides a taste of centuries of food made good

By Winifred Adeyemi, Director, AFRICA: Seen & Heard The UK’s Black History Month (1st – 31st October 2022) remembers and celebrates people of African heritage and their history around the world. Black food cultures, heritage and culinary traditions are as diverse and numerous as each unique ethnicity, community and nation across the global African diaspora. …

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National Food Strategy: the giant omelette that breaks no eggs

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association After what seemed like an age, the government finally published its National Food Strategy for England. Publication has been greeted with the full range of food metaphors – none of them flattering: flat as a pancake or thin gruel. Take your pick.  The strategy followed the two reports published by …

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One Planet Plate spotlight on…Hypha, Chester

We sat down with Hypha founder Nicholas Friar, to discuss the inspiration behind his restaurant, the local businesses he works with and the seasonal dishes on the menu including their One Planet Plate, a plant-based lasagne, featuring local, seasonal vegetables. How did Hypha and its concept start? What first interested you in creating a sustainably …

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