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If ‘Veganuary’ won’t get us eating more veg, what will?

Organic Autumn Veg - CC Flickr Brockley Market

With talks of ‘Healthy January’ and ‘Veganuary’ all over social media, one could expect that our diets were healthier than average at the start of 2018. Well, if judged by the amount of fresh veg we bought throughout January, this assumption is soon refuted: sales of veg […]

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How can we make the healthy choice the easy choice in Scotland?

colourful vegetables

The Scottish Government’s consultation on their draft Diet and Obesity Strategy – now known as ‘A Healthier Future – Action and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight’ – closes today. Like most of our colleagues in the third-sector, we at Nourish are broadly supportive of the draft Strategy […]

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A Good Food Nation: for our health

In the 5th blog of our #GoodFoodNation series, we look at what the Good Food Nation Bill could deliver to help us all live long, healthy lives. Over the last few weeks we have been crowdfunding in an effort to gather funds that will enable us to […]

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Game of Drones with Dave Goulson

In a packed room in Edinburgh on Wednesday morning the 1st of November, Nourish hosted a talk by highly-esteemed biologist Dave Goulson, University of Sussex. Dave gave an overview of the current impact of pesticides on the insect world and on bees in particular, and discussed what […]

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Extinction ’17: What will halt mass extinction?

Last week, academics, NGOs, farmers and other humans converged on London’s prestigious Queen Elizabeth II conference centre. The attraction: an exploration of the disappearance of the natural world – and the creatures great and small that inhabit it. The extinction of species and loss of biodiversity is […]

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Remembering Gus Schumacher

This week the sad news reached us that Gus Schumacher, Co-Founder of the Wholesome Wave Foundation, passed away unexpectedly of heart failure. Wholesome Wave is a non-profit working across the United States, connecting the dots between farmers, businesses, local authorities, the health sector and communities. They believe […]

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Diet & obesity strategy – Who’s afraid of regulation?

Last week, the British Retail Consortium (representing all the major supermarkets) called on the government to go beyond voluntary measures and change the obesogenic food environment through regulation. Funnily enough, they did exactly the same this time last year, in response to the UK Government’s rather weak […]

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#NourishElectionAsks – Ask 7: Stop Spraying Pesticides and Start Growing Food in Public Spaces

With the local elections happening tomorrow, Nourish is asking candidates to support our ideas for how Local Authorities can catalyse some vital changes in our food system. Full details of the #NourishElectionAsks and how to sign up as a supporter are available here. Nourish is currently campaigning at […]

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#NourishElectionAsks – Ask 3: Increase Affordable Access to Healthy Food

With the local elections right around the corner, Nourish is asking candidates to support our ideas for how Local Authorities can catalyse some vital changes in our food system. Full details of the #NourishElectionAsks and how to sign up as a supporter are available here. From now, until […]

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Field of Enquiry III: The incredible story of bread

Miesbeth Knottenbelt, Nourish member & volunteer, reports on the third session of the 2000m2 Field of Enquiry series at Whitmuir The Organic Place, on Saturday the 5th of November – where Andrew Whitley from ‘Scotland the Bread’ told the incredible story of bread…   Of the centrality […]

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