What we choose to eat and drink have a direct impact to producers, wildlife, our ecosystem and the climate. Learn more about how you can achieve a healthy, balanced diet whilst reducing your carbon footprint with our expertly curated content and resources.
We must eat and drink to sustain our own lives but the evidence shows that our current eating and drinking habits are often at the expense of the lives of plants, animals and some of the poorest workers in the world. The industry is enormous and at times the myriad of issues can seem overwhelming – from plastic packaging to palm oil to pesticides, let alone the carbon miles of importing food grown out-of-season.
Despite businesses and individuals being aware of many of the issues for the past two decades, reforming habits has often been seen as the preserve of the left-leaning, middle classes. However the past two years has seen some encouraging movement such as a focus on food packaging by the UK government to the dramatic increase in popularity of eating more plant based diets.

Write to your MP - Taking The Biscuit

Soil Association

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Organic on a budget: Feeding a family on £44

Wicked Leeks

Co-op seeks sustainable agriculture innovations for grant funding


Urgent need for trade policy that protects both people and nature


Co-op scales back best-before dates as Sainsbury’s launches surplus fruit and veg boxes


Delivering door-to-door to help fight food waste


In numbers: What is the environmental impact of Christmas celebrations?


TerraCycle CEO: Cost-of-living crisis presents new challenges for UK’s recycling and reuse movements


Hellmann’s testing temperature-detecting smart jars

Foodbev Media

In Africa's fields, a plan to pay fair wages for chocolate withers


Radishes and rainbows: the LGBTQ growers reimagining the traditional family farm

The Guardian

Carlsberg ramps up regenerative farming practices across barley supply chain


How regenerative agriculture can enable sustainable nutrition

Innovation Forum

From calories to climate: Are carbon labels for food and drink about to go mainstream?


Asda revamps refill proposition and guarantees cheaper prices


Single-use plastic cutlery and plates to be banned in England

The Guardian
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