In our latest blog post, Mark Breen from the UK-wide coalition of over 60 civil society organisations, Eating Better, describes how the organisation has focused on actions that enable people to eat less and better meat and dairy. Eating Better is an alliance of 60 organisations who are passionate about health, environment, farming, animal welfare and social justice. Organisations include Sustain, Friends of the Earth, Compassion in World Farming, WWF and the Pasture-fed Livestock Association.
A key part of the Food Equality strand of Going for Gold is ensuring that the people growing and producing our food receive a fair income. Steph Wetherell, coordinator for Bristol Food Producers, writes in this blog post about how buying direct boosts the local economy and contributes to creating a fair and sustainable local food system.
It has been six months since Bristol launched its bid to be a Gold Sustainable Food City, an ambition to bring the whole city together to change food for good. However, to have the impact needed for Bristol to achieve Gold, we need to up our game. Find out how you and your organisation can get involved.
As part of the Going for Gold campaign Victoria Park Primary School in Bedminster participated in a research programme to understand food waste patterns at the school, which are being used to develop food waste reduction initiatives for other schools around Bristol. Katie Powell at Resource Futures, has written about their experience for the Going for Gold blog.
Katherine Tanko from North Bristol Advice Centre writes about how an alliance of community groups came together in Lockleaze to make a guide for people at risk of food poverty to access a multiple set of services, rather than needing to talk to different agencies. The guide is also designed for workers in these agencies to refer to.