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Upcoming events

Land for Food IUFN's International Workshop - 24/04/2014
The International Urban Food Network (IUFN) Conference will bring together local authorities, local ...

True Cost Accounting on Food and Farming - 06/05/2014
Bringing together leaders from across food, farming, animal-welfare and finance, the Sustainable Foo...

Webinar on the Sustainable Food Cities Awards - Overview and application process - 07/05/2014
This webinar is for anyone interested in finding out more about the Sustainable Food Cities Award, l...

Food Active Masterclass: The Commercial Determinants of Health - 08/05/2014
Research and front-line observations from public health professionals are highlighting the role of c...

Plymouth Big Food Event - 10/06/2014
Food Plymouth’s regional SFC conference for food producers, suppliers, buyers, chefs, and anyone els...

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Latest news

Putting Food at the Heart of Local Policy - 16/04/2014
SFC held its first very successful sell out conference in Bright on on March 31st 2014, hosted by F...

Food Growing and Planning webinar presentations available - 10/04/2014
Presentations and other useful resources from the 'Food Growing and Planning: How can planning polic...

Help us clear up public food standards mess - 10/04/2014
Sustain is calling on the government to simplify its inconsistent approach to public sector food. Wi...

City story of the month

The Brighton & Hove Food Partnership celebrated its tenth birthday last year. We’ve grown from a small volunteer led organisation to employing 18 people working on a diverse range of food issues including healthy eating, cookery, reducing food waste and growing food. 3,750 city residents have signed up as members to support our work. We’re proud to be the first Food Partnership in the UK, with others now emerging – and feel that we have develope...


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Food Matters
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