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How foodservice can plate up more progress in 2021

By Rosie Rayner-Law, Membership Projects Manager, Sustainable Restaurant Association The 2020 Plating Up Progress report has been published by the Food Foundation to much interest in the sector. Compiled by Will Nicholson, a leading expert in sustainable food systems, the report assesses the progress made by major UK-operating foodservice businesses on the journey to a …

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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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Just how ‘sustainable’ are sustainable restaurants?

By Ben McMenamin One of the core challenges in sustainability today is cooperation and cohesion. While there are a range of different people and organisations working on sustainability issues, they often work in isolation and do not communicate with each other well. This means that the actions people take might inadvertently undermine others, even when …

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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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How Eurostar turned to youth to fast-track sustainability on the menu

If most boys’ dream of driving a train hits the buffers, then Matthieu Coiffard may just have found a pretty, chuffing good substitute. Last Thursday, your correspondent was lucky enough to take a day trip to Paris. But not half as lucky as young Matthieu (pictured with Yann Bayeul, Eurostar Catering Manager). Last summer, the …

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What defines your food footprint?

By Will Nicholson, Founder, IntoFood Food systems contribute at least 25% of man-made greenhouse gas emissions (1), are major consumers of available water (2), major causes of deforestation (3) and both terrestrial and marine biodiversity loss (4), and yet about a third of the food that we produce is never actually eaten (5). Added to …

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Sign up to Show the Love

By Caroline Grogan, Climate Coalition Could you imagine life without your morning cup of coffee? Or that wonderfully sweet and chocolatey dessert? We know we can’t, and we don’t imagine your customers could either, which is why we’re encouraging you to join The Climate Coalition this February to Show The Love for the foods—and all …

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Be a local hero and cultivate stronger links with community growing groups

By Ken Elkes, Growing Together When you think of the links between sustainable restaurants and local community growing groups, such as city farms and community gardens, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it how both have a firm commitment to making a positive impact on the environment? Or maybe how both are …

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Help hit the sweet spot for British bees

By Kimberley Kiely, Events Manager, Friends of the Earth Photograph courtesy of Orwells Bees are essential to food production and they are under threat. They are responsible for up to 75% of the world’s food crops. In the U.K. alone, it would cost over £1.8 billion a year for farmers to hand-pollinate their crops without bees. You can …

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