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Ukraine war reveals fragile food security

Written by Tom Tanner, The SRA The current war in Ukraine is destroying and devastating a country, displacing millions of people, and ruining lives. The impacts of this crisis do not end there though – it’s becoming increasingly apparent that Putin’s violence is creating a global food security crisis. Between them, Russia and Ukraine are …

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How hospitality can help Beatrice’s campaign to end cages

By Matthew Melton, UK Corporate Relations Manager at The Humane League UK When it comes to eradicating cages from farming, food companies have a big role to play. Due to corporate commitments to go cage-free in their egg supply chains, it is estimated that 80-90% of UK egg production will come from cage-free systems by …

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Time for hospitality to walk the walk and certify its credentials

What’s the most effective way for a restaurant, pub, café or caterer to make both a real difference on the issues that really matter, and convince its customers that it’s doing so? To take action and get a credible third party to certify that it really has done so. That’s the conclusion we’ve come to, …

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The National Food Strategy and what it means for hospitality

So, you spotted that the National Food Strategy was published in the height of the summer and, like many, bookmarked the link and told yourself you’d read it on a day off or holiday if you’ve managed to squeeze one in. Like many, again, perhaps life has got in the way and you haven’t had the chance …

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The National Food Strategy: a report and guide for the future of food in the UK

By Emma Carroll-Monteil, Sustainable Restaurant Association Earlier this month, the National Food Strategy called on the Government to commit to a package of reforms in order to build a better food system for a healthier nation and planet. The report outlines the current issues both in the UK and globally regarding the food we eat, …

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Hospitality central to helping UK reach Net Zero targets, says Minister

By Tom Tanner This week’s debate in Parliament about the appointment of a Minister for Hospitality should have left the industry and the millions working in it, in no doubt that there is overwhelming cross party understanding of the plight of the industry and a need to extend support until restaurants and pubs can re-open …

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Have your say on plans for junk food advertising ban

By Juliane Caillouette-Noble, Development Director, Sustainable Restaurant Association Earlier this month the government launched a new consultation on proposals to ban online advertising for foods high in fat, sugar and salt in the UK in order to tackle the obesity crisis. The consultation will last for six weeks, with plans to wrap up just before …

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Five ways to navigate the plastic reduction roadmap

By Juliane Caillouette-Noble, SRA Development Director A new report is out from City2Sea, a Bristol based environmental organization campaigning to stop plastic pollution, looking at the state of single use plastic in the food to go sector. The report is based on an analysis of the top 20* (by sales turnover data) UK high street food-to-go …

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Does calorie labelling carry weight?

By Juliane Caillouette-Noble, SRA Development Director Covid-19 has laid bare inequities across our society, but none more stark than those in our food system. We have long known that the health of our nation was in decline, with two-thirds of our population overweight or obese. For decades now campaigners have been pushing the government to take broader action …

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(Super) Saturday: a new normal night out

By Andrew Stephen, CEO, the SRA It began where it all started. The Eagle in Farringdon has for decades been a pilot light for how pubs can do great food. Their approach: ingredients without compromise at small margins. To make it work, they’ve always huddled you in on little wooden chairs amassed around small tables …

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