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

Read the group’s key documents:
Sustainable Food and Drink – Looking after the Earth
Dietary recommendations for reducing environmental impacts and improving sustainability

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.

  • Tell Tesco to stop selling disposable plastic straws by signing here.

SUSTAINABLE FOOD & DRINK GROUP ARTICLES

October Update

FARM AND NATURE WALK AND TALK – HARTLEY FARM
Our visit to Hartley Farm on 5th October was very interesting. Eunice Parker wrote “The whole day was really wonderful.

Discussions about what we should eat

The Carbon Footprint of food is not a measure of sustainability and is liable to mislead both personal food choices and public policy. ‘Confounding Factors in discussions about what we should eat’

September Update

IPPC RECOGNISES POSITIVE ROLE OF LIVESTOCK FARMING
The NFU has criticised media headlines of the recent IPPC report in “12 things we learned from the IPCC climate land report”

August Update

The IPCC REPORT: Climate Change and Land is available. For extracts and comment – see here
CFBoA KEY MESSAGES on Sustainable Food and Drink have now been agreed by the Coordinating Committee.

July Update

July Update
Success at the BOOM Awards
At the Soil Association’s BOOM (Best of Organic Markets) Awards Brown Cow Organics, where we had a really interesting and enjoyable farm walk on 11th May, has come top

June Update

GRAZING LIVESTOCK part of the SOLUTION to CLIMATE CHANGE, NOT the PROBLEM
This month the Farming Minister has made a statement

May Update

BRADFORD ON AVON FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL: 1st June – Victory Field, Frome Road. There will be plenty of amazing food and drink to eat

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