The University of Cambridge has announced its involvement in a €400 million EU innovation programme to improve the sustainability of our food system. This project hopes to change the way we eat, grow and distribute our food.
Celebrate the gift of giving by joining in with Cambridge City Foodbank’s Reverse Advent Calendar appeal this Christmas. The Foodbank is hoping to collect 200 hampers, which they will then distribute to local families in need. The scheme starts on the 25th November, giving time to give out the hampers before Christmas.
A new study suggests that feeding pigs on our food waste (‘swill’) could spare 1.8 million hectares of global agricultural land, provide a use for the 100 million tonnes of food wasted in the EU each year, and halve ever-increasing feed costs. Unfortunately, persisting safety concerns and consumer attitudes are halting this potential win-win-win situation.
Meet local suppliers and have a fantastic family day out! Taste delicious food sourced from less than 50 miles away, take part in apple pressing, and enjoy music from the Steam-powered Rats! With plenty of activities for children too, this promises to be an enjoyable event.
One in four UK supermarket chicken portions contain antibiotic resistant E. coli, a recent study revealed. This is four times higher than the levels found in a similar study last year.
The Real Junk Food Project has opened the UK’s first food waste supermarket in a Leeds warehouse, enabling locals to access food that would otherwise have been thrown away.
The resurgence of farmers’ markets and the rise of organic farming have been supported by a growing number of consumers wanting fresh, seasonal produce that is as natural and flavoursome as only local fare can be. The raw food movement is also gaining popularity as more and more of us attempt to hit the 5-a-day target and introduce children to less processed food and snacks.