SUSTAINABLE FOOD & DRINK GROUP

montage: veg box delivery, fishmongers at work, grazing sheep, free range eggs

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 be involved or help the Sustainable Food & Drink Group in any way please email climatechampions@gmail.com (preferred) or telephone/text 07507 782523.

Think Globally, Act Locally...

Read more about the group’s activities

THINGS TO DO

  • The Guardian recently asked some top chefs how they minimise food waste in their kitchens. Check out their tips here and see what ideas you can borrow at home.

  • Call on your MP to back the amendment for trade democracy, to ensure real scrutiny on food standards. More.

SUSTAINABLE FOOD & DRINK GROUP ARTICLES

Food and farming

Defra’s Food Statistics Pocketbook 2012 says that UK produced 51.8% of its own food supply in 2011. This included 83% of dairy products and bird’s egg supply, 82% of meat…

Growing your own

Only 23% of fruit and veg consumed in the UK are produced here, according to Defra statistics. With world food reserve levels low, and prices high, which particularly affects the…

10 good reasons…

10 GOOD REASONS WHY LOCAL FOOD IS IMPORTANT 1. Freshness and flavour: We have many local farmers and producers in the area, passionate about the quality and integrity of their food,…

What Is Sustainable Food?

Ultimately sustainably sourced food and sustainable practice throughout the food chain is in everyone’s interest. The following nationally recognised sustainable food frameworks can help guide us: Nationally recognised sustainable food…

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