/ Agriculture, Economics & Innovation, Environment, Food, Innovation, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development, Technology

07 Oct 2015


Rather than waiting around to see what happens at the Paris climate talks in December, a group of European creatives got together and came up with some low-tech solutions to the world's environmental problems. Elsa Pereria reports from POC21

Picture provided by NUS

/ Agriculture, Education, Food, Positive People, Youth

21 Sep 2015


Thanks to a growing awareness of sustainability issues, students around the country are swapping evenings on cheap beer for afternoons spent growing their own fruit and veg. Natalie Leal looks at the rise of edible campus initiatives


/ Economics & Innovation, Food, Social Enterprise

25 Aug 2015


A new social enterprise bakery in east London is revitalising both the local area and the employment prospects of many young people

Gleaning apple

/ Agriculture, Food

22 Jun 2015


Innovation and pragmatism are being deployed to tackle the problem of one third of global food production being wasted


/ Food, Health, Social Enterprise

04 Jun 2015


Shift Design aims to make positive changes to people’s behaviour through meaningful action and social enterprise. One project, Box Chicken, aims to revolutionise the way young people in London view fast food


/ Agriculture, Environment, Food, Positive Perspective

02 Jun 2015


Cutting meat and dairy consumption will help the world to meet its 2050 carbon emission targets, says Giles Crosse. The problem can be tackled, but only if the world’s governments stop ignoring the issue and subsidising cheap agricultural products


/ Food

04 Feb 2015


UK supermarket giant Asda is trialling a new range of misshapen fruit and vegetables – sold at reduced prices – in what they say is an attempt to cut food waste


/ Agriculture, Community, Environment, Food

19 Jan 2015


2014 marked the UN International Year of Family Farming, which celebrated the contribution family-based agriculture brings to the global food system. Ilaria Bertini headed to Italy to attend two of the year’s most significant family farming events


/ Agriculture, Community, Food, Innovation, Justice, Sustainable Development

25 Sep 2014


A new initiative will help farmers overcome intellectual property law restrictions on quality seeds

(c) Flickr member Pete

/ Agriculture, Food

21 Aug 2014


Supermarket chain Intermarché in France has been selling ‘ugly’ fruit and vegetables to customers at a discounted rate to highlight the problem of food waste and provide customers with a cheaper shopping alternative

Protesting food speculation (c) World (c) World Development Movement

/ Food

14 Feb 2014


After two years of negotiations, the European parliament has reached a deal to clamp down on speculation in food markets

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/ Food, Positive Perspective

31 Dec 2013


Tesco’s half-year figures for food waste gave a shocking insight into the problem of food waste in the UK. Supermarkets must take responsibility for their part in this, but progress is being made and consumers can act too, says Caspar van Vark

Dev Biswal

/ Environment, Food

05 Jun 2013


Today is World Environment Day and the 2013 theme is anti-food waste. With up to 2bn tonnes of food discarded worldwide every year, Michelin-rated chef and SuperScrimpers’ star Dev Biswal gives his top tips for reducing waste


New food think tank addresses world’s ‘broken food system’


/ Environment, Food

05 Jun 2013


People around the world are dying of starvation while others are killed by obesity. This broken model needs fixing, says new organisation Food Tank


/ Food

16 Mar 2013


MEPs have banned wasteful practices to try to make EU fishing more sustainable. But it's not just policymakers who can have an impact, argues the Marine Conservation Society. Bernadette Clarke explains choices consumers can make to help secure the future of fish

With peeled  Boletus edulis

/ Food

18 Feb 2013


Modern day hunter-gatherer Fergus Drennan is on a wild man’s mission: to survive for a whole year solely on foraged food

cider harvest

/ Food

13 Nov 2012


Locally produced cider is back in fashion, and it’s not only farmers and rural gents responsible. Lee Williams speaks to three enterprising young cider companies borne of backyards and a love of the sweet stuff

British farmers are being encouraged to grow more spices Credit- Micha Eli

/ Agriculture, Food

13 Aug 2012


A major study into Britain’s food system shows how it must change in order to keep food affordable, protect the environment and keep up with increasing world population growth

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/ Food

20 Jul 2012


Bethany Wivell finds out how waste coffee grounds can be put to good use


/ Food

19 Jun 2012


Claudia Cahalane rounds up a tasty selection of socially-minded cafes and restaurants across the UK