Sustainable food and drink group

The group’s focus is about food and drink that is good for us and good for the environment; food that does not cost the earth.

The group is interested in promoting a sustainable food and drink culture in the Bradford on Avon Community Area, and beyond. It’s a forum for exploring the issues, ideas and information, raising awareness, encouraging networking, and supporting environmentally friendly practice and initiatives in the food chain. We would like to be confident that all food and drink is produced to high environmental and ethical standards.

If you feel you would like to help the Sustainable Food & Drink Group in any way please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (preferred) or telephone/text 07507 782523.

Cows feeding on rich organic pasture

The food we choose has an effect, not only on our own health, but also on the health of the environment and the planet.

How food is produced is an outcome of our buying choices. In March 2010 Hilary Benn, then Secretary of State for Defra, said that 'people power' could revolutionise the way that food is produced and sold. As an example he cited the increased popularity of locally produced or free range eggs, which over the course of ten years had increased from 16 per cent to 40 per cent of eggs purchased. Farmers and retailers have had to respond to the power of the purse, what consumers choose to buy.