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The Mustard Tree. Photo by Tony West.

Health inequalities and shared responsibilities

A new report examines health inequalities in deprived communities across Greater Manchester. 

Q&A: Lucy Danger, EMERGE chief executive

Lucy Danger chats to Clare Wiley about tackling food waste and why compromise can be crucial for successful collaborations.

'Households, Retailers and Food Waste Transitions'

Daniel Welch reports on an event held by The Sustainable Consumption Institute to mark the conclusion of its research project, 'Households, Retailers and Food Waste Transitions.'

Cultivating awareness by cooking up a 'rescued food' feast

Charlotte Spring reports from Manchester’s debut Disco Soup - a family "feastival" aiming to prevent food waste through shared skills and supper.

Food insecurity here to stay unless we act

Dr Kingsley Purdam, Elisabeth Garratt and Professor Aneez Esmail of the University of Manchester examine food insecurity in the UK.

Human Rights Act or human rights: as we squabble, people are going hungry

Charlotte Spring examines the functions of Human Rights in their various forms and considers the influence they have over our right to food.

Disco Soup Manchester: party with a purpose

The Real Junk Food Project Manchester is bringing a fabulous food waste festival to the city in partnership with the Wonder Inn. Art, activities, games and music will accompany the main event, Manchester’s first ever Disco Soup!

Food Waste Transitions - Collaboration towards a Sustainable Food System

The Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI), University of Manchester, is holding an event in Central London this June to mark the finale of ‘Households, Retailers and Food Waste Transitions’.

Greater Manchester celebrates World Naked Gardening Day

World Naked Gardening Day sees staff and customers at Hulme Community Garden Centre get into the spirit!

Creating a sustainable food chain in Greater Manchester - from the ground up!

In 2011, Manchester Veg People set out to start a food revolution; a multi-stakeholder co-operative of local organic growers and buyers. Here, Deborah Linton explores how developers intend to take it to the next level in a slow to grow market.

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