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

Old Wood Organic: good food growing in Skellingthorpe

The story of Old Wood Organic is a covid lockdown story of extraordinary transformation. A bracken-filled clearing in a small area of woodland has made way for a productive, organic garden, and is already beginning to supply restaurants and individuals in Lincoln with just-picked organic salad and veg, delivered by bicycle. I think that counts… Continue reading Old Wood Organic: good food growing in Skellingthorpe

Welcome to my vegan allotment

Ady, who has 12 years experience growing a productive, wildlife-friendly, fully vegan allotment in Lincoln, tells us about his experience, really useful vegan methods, and beginner tips: control weeds, save seeds, experiment and enjoy!

Lincolnshire’s foodbanks are struggling under Covid

Did you know there are over 40 foodbanks and community larders in Lincolnshire, including: Deepings, Gainsborough, Grantham, Horncastle, Lincoln, Louth, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding and Stamford? People using the food banks had risen from nearly 1,600 in May 2019 to 7,216 in May 2020 (and this may still be an under-estimate) – an increase of 450%.… Continue reading Lincolnshire’s foodbanks are struggling under Covid

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