The Dynamic Food Procurement National Advisory Board (a mouthful in itself!) has the aim to divert a third of all public sector spending on food and drink, to fresh local produce from sustainable local SMEs producers. It seeks to achieve this within three years. It is a Board not without influence: it contains members from… Continue reading Should the public sector buy local food?
It’s not about them and us; it’s about everyone supporting each other. Let’s stop talking about “supporting local” as if it’s shoppers doing a favour, and be more aware of our shared, co-operative endeavours. Kimberley Bell from the Small Food Bakery contributes to #FoodTalks discussion, hosted by the Food Ethcis Council.
Now here’s a good idea. Open Food Network - is an online community that puts food producers (of all types) in touch with wholesalers, food shops communities. Currently there are over 1,200 producers in the scheme and over 600 shops in the UK, but it is a growing global movement. Local food online It works collectively… Continue reading The Open Food Network
The Agriculture Bill, that was debated and voted on in the House of Commons last month, is as significant as it is complex. Basic Payments to Farmers To oversimplify, farmers will lose their Basic Payments (paid against how much land they own) and be paid (much less) only for ‘non-market impacts’ – flood prevention and… Continue reading Agriculture Bill Third Reading, 13 May 2020
The Greater Lincolnshire LEP is calling students to support national food security through local food supply chains to work on British farms due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The British summer harvest is about to begin, and help is needed to bring in the harvest and to help keep the nation fed. The UK is rapidly approaching… Continue reading The Student Land Army