Resources for food businesses
- Food waste recycling and packaging: what you can do and why you need to.
- Certification and awards: some ideas about how to demonstrate your commitment to health, well-being and the environment.
- Good for people and planet: sustainability and health.
- Organisations and articles: interesting websites, blogs and articles.
- Talking about sustainability: tips on how to talk to customers and staff about tricky issues like sustainability.
- Interesting webinars and events
IN THIS SECTION:
- Health and healthy eating
- Sustainable Restaurant Association resources
- What do we mean by sustainably sourced?
- National Food Strategy – how the government is planning to tackle the current crisis in our food industry
- Bristol City Council’s Food and catering: buying standards and commitments
- Eat Lancet report – fascinating research looking at the best diet for our health and for the health of the planet
- Healthy and sustainable diets for the 21st century – useful dietary science and research from the British Nutrition Foundation
- Bristol Going for Gold Coordinator Joy Carey proposes five core principles on which to start building a better and more resilient food system
- Incredible Edible Bristol’s Sara Venn discusses how the city can keep the momentum going to upscale and increase urban food production.
- Jo Ingleby, Director of The Children’s Kitchen talks about the importance of being able to cook a meal from scratch with simple, fresh, affordable ingredients
- Circular restaurant food that doesn’t cost the earth
- COVID-19: Advice for food service and hospitality?
- Tackling calories in your food offering (in the light of links between weight and COVID-19)
What do we mean by sustainably sourced?
- Read our blog about why going green and good business go hand in hand: Eight reasons why ‘going green’ is good for business.
- The results of some research by Bristol Food Network, looking at what happened to our supply chains during the March-July 2020 lockdown: Making our food economy strong, resilient, varied and viable for all.
- See our Bites Back Better Sustainable Sourcing Policy checklist
- Plating Up Progress 1 and Plating up Progress 2, both from the Food Foundation, are reports created with Food Climate Research Network at the University of Oxford looking at how and if food businesses are moving towards sustainability in their sourcing, and how this will affect their ability to the manage the risks caused by the climate and ecological emergencies.
Fish and seafood
- Aquaculture Stewardship Council – environmentally and socially responsible seafood
- Marine Conservation Society Good Fish Guide – quick and easy way to see which fish is plentiful enough for us to eat. Changes with the seasons, and from region to region.
- Marine Stewardship Council – certifies fisheries so you know packs displaying the little blue fish icon meet their environmental standards
Meat and dairy
- Soil Association’s guide to organics – lots of information for food producers and consumers about what organic food is and why it matters
- RSPCA Assured – ethical food label with assurances relating to farm animal welfare.
- Pasture for Life – livestock fed on nutrient rich grasses, wildflowers and herbs
- Red Tactor – Products made using UK-sourced goods
- Eat the Seasons – website showing what’s in season throughout the year
- Soil Association’s guide to organics – lots of information for food producers and consumers
- Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil – RSPO certification ensures palm oil is sourced from sustainable plantations and is not contributing to the destruction of rain forests.
- Fairtrade Foundation – products such as tea, sugar, coffee, chocolate and cotton, sourced from Fairtrade cooperatives, where a fair price and decent standards of living are guaranteed.