sustainable diets

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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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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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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Foodservice’s sandwiches a cut above retail when it comes to plant-based

By Simon Billing, Executive Director Eating Better Sandwiches are a British lunch-time staple, with approximately 3.8bn sandwiches eaten in the UK each year. Sandwiches can be both a healthy and sustainable food-to-go option, but it is up to food businesses to ensure they’re offering a balanced range of low meat and plant-based options. Sandwiches Unwrapped …

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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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How canteens captivated customers to cut carbon and eat more healthily

By Emily Shankar, Project Manager, Sustainable Restaurant Association Sustainable Diets There is a general rule of thumb that foods that are good for our health and wellbeing are the same foods that are good for the planet. Lower impact foods are also the foods that are recommended to make up the bulk of our diets …

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Changing the eating habits of students and workers for the better one dish at a time

By Tom Tanner The 18th of October marks a significant date. It saw the start, or more accurately, the re-start, of what promises to be one of the most insightful projects the SRA has ever been involved in. SU-Eatable Life, funded by the European Commission’s LIFE fund, and designed and delivered in the UK, to …

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To eat fish or not to eat fish, that’s the wrong question

AUTHOR: Agatha Georgiou As a Marine Biologist myself, nothing in the Netflix documentary Seaspiracy was new or novel to me and highlighted issues I have been researching well before they became mainstream. However, I still found it extremely difficult to watch as it had no helpful messages for consumers apart from ‘don’t eat fish’ and …

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