The Bigger Picture

National & global food news, issues and campaigns, and food organisations we support and work with towards a greener, fairer, healthier food economy.


The Open Food Network 

The OFN is an open source software platform that enables food producers, retailers, wholesalers and communities to sell produce online. The software is designed to foster co-operation, collaboration and fairness in the food system. Read more…

openfoodnetwork.org.uk

Food Ethics Council

A charity that provides independent advice on the ethics of food and farming, with the aim of creating a food system that is fair and healthy for people, animals and the environment.

foodethicscouncil.org

Food Citizenship

A project from the Food Ethics Council: How thinking of ourselves differently can change the future of our food system.

foodcitizenship.info

Lincoln Climate Commission

The climate commission – a collaboration between stakeholders across Lincoln and Lincolnshire – is working on a road map to achieve the City Council’s target of net zero carbon by 2030.

Lincoln Climate Commission

The Trussell Trust

Our aim is to end hunger and poverty in the UK. We support a nationwide network of food banks and together we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

trusselltrust.org

Incredible Edible

A network of food groups, with a vision to create kind, confident and connected communities through the power of food.

incredibleedible.org.uk

Sustain

A multitude of different projects and campaigns to improve food and farming, with the help of our members and other supporters.

www.sustainweb.org

FareShare

FareShare is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 17 independent organisations. Together, we take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to almost 11,000 frontline charities and community groups.

fareshare.org.uk

The first major review of our food system in 75 years.

Read our response to it here.

Making it happen in Lincoln

Local food news from our blog

The All Party Parliamentary Group on the National Food Strategy

The APPG on the National Food Strategy, chaired by Jo Gideon, MP for Stoke on Trent, had its fourth meeting on  25th May to consider the way in which part 2 of the National Food Strategy might embrace the development of urban food systems, the support for rural communities, and how ‘good food’ jobs might be developed. The LFP was there.   ItContinue reading “The All Party Parliamentary Group on the National Food Strategy”

Food from the Other Side of the World?

The Tariff-free trade deal with Australia being offered at the end of May, split Cabinet over food. Environment Secretary George Eustice was concerned that  because of scale of livestock farming in the Antipodes, UK farmers could be undercut.   Whilst these differences have been patched up in Westminster, the National  Farmers Union is concerned that hundredsContinue reading “Food from the Other Side of the World?”

The Future of Seed

Seed sovereignty is about growers being able to produce and have control of their seeds – by saving seed from the crops they grow, selecting the strongest and most suitable seeds for breeding, and exchanging seeds freely with others. Sounds simple, right? At the moment, almost all commercial seeds are F1 hybrids. The seeds thatContinue reading “The Future of Seed”

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