UK Sustainable Food Issues in the Best of the Web UK Directory

UK Sustainable Food Issues

Abundance Manchester

Picks surplus or unwanted fruit from gardens and public trees around South Manchester and gathers surplus vegetables from allotments, for distribution to local groups and communities. Describes the project and how to get involved, with news and contacts.


A national charity supporting communities to relieve food poverty, and tackling the problem of food waste. Describes their redistribution schemes for surplus "fit for purpose" products from the food and drink industry that would otherwise have gone to landfill.

The Food Commission

Promotes the production and distribution of safe and healthful food in the United Kingdom.

Food Co-ops

Provides an online library of resources and suggestions for setting up community-run food co-ops and buying groups, with case studies and a national listing.

The Food Ethics Council

Works on a range of food related issues, from the power of the supermarkets, food poverty, genetic modification, to climate change and water scarcity. Includes details of their regular business forums, publications and magazine, events, and a collection of briefing papers.

Love Food Hate Waste

Campaign to reduce food waste offers advice on keeping food fresh, storage, recipes and using leftovers.

Love Food, Hate Waste, Scotland

Features ideas, hints and tips for foodies on how to waste less.

Making Local Food Work

Provides advice and support to community food enterprises across England, and to people interested in starting one. Includes resources, details of services, and contacts.

Meat Free Monday

Promotes giving up meat for one day each week to save money, reduce environmental impact and live a healthier life. Includes resources and recipes, and how to get involved.


Campaigns for food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people, animals and the environment. Includes news and details of current issues.

This is Rubbish (TiR)

Works to communicate the preventable scale of food wasted in the UK, through policy, community and arts led public events.

Thriving trade in out-of-date best-before foods

A BBC News feature exploring the huge amounts of food binned annually in the UK because of confusion over use-by dates [November 2009].


A guide to a book by Tristram Stuart exploring food waste and its contribution to a global food crisis; includes reviews, background materials and statistics, and a diary of related events.

Wholesome Food Association

Offers a grassroots alternative to organic certification for people in the UK growing or producing food for sale in their local region; describes the scheme, with a list of accredited suppliers.

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