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How to source climate and nature friendly meat

Simon Billing, Executive Director at Eating Better explains how the charity’s new sourcing guide can help. The Eating Better alliance, of which the SRA is a member, has launched a new guide to help food businesses buy better meat and dairy. “Sourcing Better” sets out a vision of farming, where food production goes hand-in-hand with …

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Oxford Real Farming Conference: Lessons for Foodservice

By Louisa Dodd, Project Manager, Sustainable Restaurant Association As with almost all events since March 2020, the Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) saw the annual gathering of the food industry’s leading agroecological pioneers come together virtually. Understandable, but also particularly incongruous, for a group of people many of whom spend the vast majority of their …

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A planet-friendly menu can embrace Veganuary and Regenuary

By Juliane Caillouette-Noble, Managing Director, Sustainable Restaurant Association A record half a million people have signed up to participate in Veganuary this year, further solidifying the month-long commitment to veganism as an annual staple. What started as a simple idea in 2014- building on trends like Dry-January or Movember – Veganuary has become a global …

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The secrets of the most sustainable street food trader – Honest!

We’re proud partners of the British Street Food Awards – judging the Most Sustainable Trader category, sponsored by Hellmann’s, for the third time this year. Just as the standard of street food rises, so it does for the entries for this award. This year’s Honest Edibles was crowned Most Sustainable Trader. We asked founder Billy …

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Six ways to wow your customers on Super Saturday

By Tom Tanner Independence Day, Super Saturday, the end of hibernation – whatever you’re choosing to call this weekend’s re-opening, for the more than 10,000 SRA Member kitchens readying themselves to serve customers on site again for the first time in more than three months, this is undoubtedly a massive moment. We’re as thrilled as …

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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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Webinar – Menu 2.0: Plating up sustainably post-COVID 

Download the slides Summary Author: Tom Tanner Host: Louisa Dodd, Project Manager, SRA Guests: Chantelle Nicholson, Chef/Owner Tredwells Edwina Hughes, Head of Engagement, Cool Food Pledge Louisa kicked off by explaining the aim of the webinar – to help all operators re-open for business with a menu designed to make the most sustainable dish(es) the …

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Sustainable Hospitality 2020: Food Made Good with the SRA

AUTHOR: TOM TANNER When at the end of HRC 2019 the organisers asked the 21,000 delegates for their top priority for 2020, sustainability topped the list. Judging by the numbers who attended Sustainable Hospitality 2020: Food Made Good with the SRA, and the buzz of questions, networking conversations and engagement with the interactive sessions, interest …

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Why climate disaster should make us feel positive

By Eleanor McNeill, DESIGN AND DIGITAL EXECUTIVE, SRA As an Australian living in London, it is easy to feel like the home I thought of as safe (though others citing spider and snakes would disagree) and full of climate-change fighting trees, nature abound, is no longer the refuge it was. While it was previously hard …

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