Less is more

Less is more

Maybe we should stop asking why real food is expensive and start asking why processed food is so cheap. What are the consequences for ever cheaper meat?

Pacta sunt servanda - Agreements must be kept -

Pacta sunt servanda – Agreements must be kept -

Caveat about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) from the UK‘s perspective.

Label it or leave it!

Label it or leave it!

A few weeks ago, with the aim of supporting the GM-free campaign, we sent an email to 3 of the biggest British supermarkets to address our concerns both about GM-fed meat sold in their stores and the lack of labelling. All of them were pretty responsive as, the following day, we were reading their […]

It always seems impossible until it's done: 10,000 Gardens in Africa

It always seems impossible until it’s done: 10,000 Gardens in Africa

Carlo Petrini was in London for the 10,000 Gardens in Africa fundraising event hosted by Borough Market to remind us that “It always seems impossible until it’s done”.

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Slow Food UK
January 23, 2015 at 2:45 pm

When this agreement is signed, our agricultural choices and food safety standards will be out of our hands. To preserve our best interests: our food biodiversity, our consumer rights, our small-scale farming and our freedom to choose the food we want to eat, it is important to understand what is at stake and to oppose this pact.
Read our Caveat about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (#TTIP) from the UK‘s perspective!

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Pacta sunt servanda - Agreements must be kept - Slow Food Uk

http://www.slowfood.org.uk

What are the consequences for our food? This agreement sounds like a step forwards to boost economic growth and put an end to the economic crisis, but it’s actually a huge and irreversible leap backwards. In the name of sacrosanct free-market economics and unbridled competition, the TTIP aims to tac…

Slow Food UK
January 22, 2015 at 5:00 pm

There are 13 millions people living in poverty in the UK and 650,000 tonnes of edible food thrown away by food businesses a year: good enough to eat but not commercially viable. Plan Zheroes UK charity is fighting this scourge...

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Food waste – the other side of the food security conversation?

http://www.foodnavigator.com

It is not about judging companies on waste but joining the dots between businesses with surplus food and charities in need of donations, according to UK charity Plan Zheroes.

Slow Food UK
January 22, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Over the past 50 years, global meat consumption has risen dramatically with agriculture subjected to increasing industrialisation. This trend is having devastating repercussions effecting the Environment, Human Health, Animal Welfare, and Farmers. Without knowing how our food travels from field to fork, we lose sight of the true costs of cheap meat. Slow Food believes that the way meat is produced and consumed in the current system is unsustainable, with detrimental effects on the environment, human health, animal welfare and small-scale farmers. Our solution: eat less and better meat, pay a fair price and always consider the origin, supporting small-scale producers. Slow Food UK champions small-scale farmers, especially those who rear rare breeds as part of Slow Food’s international Ark of Taste programme.

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Slow down your meat: Cooking with Charcuterie at Borough Market

Over the past 50 years, global meat consumption has risen dramatically with agriculture subjected to increasing industrialisation. This trend is having devastating repercussions effecting the Environment, Human Health, Animal Welfare, and Farmers. Without knowing how our food travels from field to fork, we lose sight of the true costs of cheap meat. Slow Food believes that the way meat is produced and consumed in the current system is unsustainable, with detrimental effects on the environment, human health, animal welfare and small-scale farmers. Our solution: eat less and better meat, pay a fair price and always consider the origin, supporting small-scale producers. Slow Food UK champions small-scale farmers, especially those who rear rare breeds as part of Slow Food’s international Ark of Taste programme.

Slow Food UK
January 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm

15 years ago, British apple growers were at risk of extinction in the way dairy farmers are now. Now the British dairy industry is now looking at ruin. Producing decent food is not cheap. It can’t be. Because if you want decent food, it involves treating animals well, raising them in the open air and using farming practices that are sustainable and don’t destroy the environment. This costs money.

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If milk’s cheaper than water, what happens to the cows? | Ros Coward

http://www.theguardian.com

Ros Coward: Decent food isn’t cheap, and if the ‘Lidlisation’ price wars continue it could mean the end of grass-fed cows in our fields

Slow Food UK
January 19, 2015 at 5:13 pm

'Why can’t the supermarkets sell our milk for a price that reflects its real value and the amount of work that goes into producing it? It makes us feel worthless when we see milk being sold so cheaply. It’s disheartening to say the least.'

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'Please stop devaluing our milk' | NFU dairy news | Supermarkets

http://www.nfuonline.com

How do supermarket milk prices make hard-working dairy farmers feel? South Yorkshire’s Andrew and Jane Charlesworth explain…