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Sustainable Food

Waste Not, Want Not

Image: Woodley Wonder Works CC BY 2.0 Our theme Grub’s Up is all about making our food more sustainable.  Partly that’s about shifting away from Factory Farming to small-scale sustainable food production.  But it’s also about what we do with or food once it’s produced. Currently, around a third of all the food we produce […]

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Agroecology: What is it & Why support it?

Image: USDA CC BY 2.0 Our theme ‘Grub’s Up’ is encouraging a shift in how we produce food: away from harmful Factory Farming towards Sustainable Farming. There are lots of small actions we can all take to eat more sustainably.  But to make the big changes we need to feed everyone whilst also mainting our […]

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Take Action for Sustainable Food

Image: USDA CC BY 2.0 Our theme Grub’s Up is all about making our food more sustainable.  There are simple changes we can make in our own lives, but big changes are also needed in our food production systems. As the UK prepares to seek new trade deals around the world, our politicians need to […]

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The Trouble with Factory Farming

Our Grub’s Up! theme is all about supporting a shift from Factory Farming to Sustainable Food Production – but what is Factory Farming, and why is it a problem? Factory farming is a system of growing food that prioritises getting maximum food from minimum land area.  That sounds like it’s just good business sense, until […]

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Grub’s Up: Join Us!

Image: USDA CC BY 2.0 We’re pleased to announced that for September & October 2018, we’re returning to one of our early peace & jutsice themes: Grub’s Up: Let’s make our food sustainable. More and more of our food is coming from ‘factory’ farms – warehouses crammed with livestock, or vast mono-crop plantations. This factory […]

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Fairtrade Fortnight: Come On In!

26th February – 11th March 2018 is Fairtrade Fortnight! According to the Fairtrade Foundation: “Fairtrade Fortnight is a fun-filled highlight of the year, when campaigners, businesses, schools and places of worship show their support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries.”  And as always Peace Hub is joining in!  The […]

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Why Support Fairtrade?

Photo: Fairtrade Foundation. Ever wondered what this Fairtrade business is all about?  Richard, one of our Peace Hub volunteers, finds out: Martin Luther King once said: “before you’ve finished your breakfast this morning, you’ll have relied on half the world”. In the modern world, with its interconnected series of trade relationships spanning the globe, that […]

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Keep Taking Action for Sustainable Food

We’re coming to the end of our Grub’s Up! theme, but there are still plenty of ways to keep taking action for sustainable food: You can still email your MP asking them to support agroecology, reducing food waste, and food sovereignty in Africa, using our template letter as a guide. Or you can email International […]

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Share the Surplus: a Success!

Many thanks to everyone from Walsall Road Allotments, Knowle Road Allotments and the local Quaker allotment grower who generously donated to Share the Surplus. On Thursday morning we delivered potatoes, courgettes, marrows and runner beans to Handsworth Welcome, who cooked, served and distributed them ion Friday lunchtime to Asylum Seekers & Refugees.  Allotment growing is […]

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