The Bigger Picture

National & global food news, issues and campaigns, and food organisations we support and work with towards a greener, fairer, healthier food economy.


The Open Food Network 

The OFN is an open source software platform that enables food producers, retailers, wholesalers and communities to sell produce online. The software is designed to foster co-operation, collaboration and fairness in the food system. Read more…

openfoodnetwork.org.uk

Food Ethics Council

A charity that provides independent advice on the ethics of food and farming, with the aim of creating a food system that is fair and healthy for people, animals and the environment.

foodethicscouncil.org

Food Citizenship

A project from the Food Ethics Council: How thinking of ourselves differently can change the future of our food system.

foodcitizenship.info

Lincoln Climate Commission

The climate commission – a collaboration between stakeholders across Lincoln and Lincolnshire – is working on a road map to achieve the City Council’s target of net zero carbon by 2030.

Lincoln Climate Commission

The Trussell Trust

Our aim is to end hunger and poverty in the UK. We support a nationwide network of food banks and together we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

trusselltrust.org

Incredible Edible

A network of food groups, with a vision to create kind, confident and connected communities through the power of food.

incredibleedible.org.uk

Sustain

A multitude of different projects and campaigns to improve food and farming, with the help of our members and other supporters.

www.sustainweb.org

FareShare

FareShare is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 17 independent organisations. Together, we take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to almost 11,000 frontline charities and community groups.

fareshare.org.uk

The first major review of our food system in 75 years.

Read our response to it here.

Making it happen in Lincoln

Local food news from our blog

Introduction to Care Farming

Care Farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices – where service users regularly attend the care farm as part of a structured health or social care, rehabilitation or specialist educational programme.

The powerful mix of being in nature, being part of a group and taking part in meaningful nature based activities is what makes care farming so successful.

Foodbanks distribute airline surplus

As more flights are cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of airline meals are also going to waste. Foodbank volunteers distribute surplus airline meals To address this, the Lincolnshire Food Partnership has been working with Lincolnshire foodbanks and community larders to make sure this surplus of food reaches those who need it. Volunteers from… Continue reading Foodbanks distribute airline surplus

60 Harvests Left

Guest blog, by Annabel Britton, from All Good Market in Stamford There are more organisms in a handful of soil than there are people on Earth. It’s the foundation of all terrestrial life and civilisation. And it’s a finite resource: its loss and degradation cannot be recovered within a human lifespan. The soil crisis Globally,… Continue reading 60 Harvests Left


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