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Welcome to the Food Commission Website

In 2011, the Food Commission will be a virtual organisation with a website and email address maintained by volunteers and supported by donations and by the Food Commission Research Charity, and occasional grant-funded projects. Further reports and articles will be posted on the website for free public access, and the Food Magazine archives and Food Commission reports will also be made available for free public access. Bookmark this site!

In 2010, the Food Magazine ceased publication in paper format. We are in the process of updating our website, so please bear with us.

We know that the issues we investigate and report on are important and that our many supporters over the  years have understood and valued our independence and our advocacy work, for which we are well-known. We intend that this should continue through our sister company, the Food Commission Research Charity. The Charity will also build an archive of Food Commission reports and back issues of the Food Magazine, and we will make these available free of charge to the public on our website.

We intend to continue to use our websites to publish news and reports scrutinising the activities of the food industry and continuing our campaigns for healthier diets affordable to all. We are maintaining our Action on Additives campaign website (see http://www.actiononadditives.com/) and our children’s food website (see http://www.chewonthis.org.uk/) along with our Food Commission website http://www.foodcomm.org.uk/. We greatly appreciate the support our subscribers and other supporters have given to us over the years, and we hope you will continue to support us in these endeavours.

While we have stopped taking subscriptions, we are asking individuals to consider making donations to the Food Commission Research Charity, so that we are able to continue our advocacy work.

Should you be able to help us further, please click here or return any donations to: The Food Commission Research Charity, 94 White Lion Street, London, N1 9PF.

The Food Magazine issue 89

The Food Magazine issue 89

We want bread, and roses too! Food justice special; Food and Fairness Inquiry; Cuban food and agriculture; Government slashes budgets; Tree food in Africa; Minimum needs, minimum carbon and much more...
Tree foods in Africa

Tree foods in Africa

In Britain, most people’s idea of a tree food would be an apple or perhaps hazelnuts, but for many people living in Africa, tree foods can mean the difference between life and death...
Nanofoods

Nanofoods

‘Nanotechnologies’ are technologies that involve the manipulation of matter at the atomic and molecular level.
Minimum needs, minimum carbon?

Minimum needs, minimum carbon?

Exploring the carbon footprint of minimum income diets. Current lifestyles in the UK are unsustainable and policy-makers are struggling to find ways to shift society to lower carbon modes of living.
Cuba's food production revolution

Cuba's food production revolution

Since the 2006 film directed by Faith Morgan, “The Power of Community: How Cuba survived peak oil,” Cuba has been heralded as an example of how to respond to a sudden and severe shortage of resources.
Baby Milk Action

Baby Milk Action

Nestlé is one of the four most boycotted companies on the planet and the most boycotted in the UK because of the way it pushes its baby milk, a problem that continues to this day despite the significant gains achieved by the campaign...
The Food Magazine issue 88

The Food Magazine issue 88

Inside: Salty diets for school kids; Celebrate makeshift landscapes; Canadian style local food; Mad as hell about hunger; Vegan delight... and more!
Plan B - a different food system is possible

Plan B - a different food system is possible

Plan B organic farm is less than an hour’s drive from the centre of metropolitan Toronto. As its name implies, it intends to be around when everyone understands that Plan A is failing.
Fishy business

Fishy business

The Food Magazine investigates omega-3 fatty acids in your diet
A farmer's diary - opening salvo - Farming v.2.0

A farmer's diary - opening salvo - Farming v.2.0

Our new farming columnist Tim Waygood with a talk on the wildside…
The Battle for good food at the 2012 Olympics

The Battle for good food at the 2012 Olympics

London Assembly Member Jenny Jones, of the Green Party, worries that the Olympics will be a festival of sport, and junk food…
The Food Magazine issue 87

The Food Magazine issue 87

Inside: Fast food and Guantanamo Bay; Coco Pops not a good afternoon snack; Apples and climate change; Cheap booze fuelling alcohol harm; A farmer's diary; Tackling food poverty... and more!

European Food Safety Authority lowers acceptable daily intake for three of the Southampton six

EFSA's scientific panel on additives, the ANS Panel, has lowered the Acceptable Daily Intakes (ADIs) for three of the six artificial food colours linked to increased hyperactivity in children
New Food Commission report on children's food in leisure venues

New Food Commission report on children's food in leisure venues

Food Commission report on children's food in leisure venues by Anna Glayzer and Jessica Mitchell for the BHF.
Big Screen junk food and booze bonanza

Big Screen junk food and booze bonanza

A new survey by The Food Commission reveals how children’s films with ratings as young as U and 12A carry adverts for foods that would not be permitted between children’s television adverts; and for booze.
Chuck snacks off the checkout

Chuck snacks off the checkout

Food Commission researchers found that despite pledges to the contrary, many major retailers continue to harness pester power by loading checkouts with high fat, salt and sugar foods. 28 stores belonging to 7 major retailers were surveyed.
Breast is better

Breast is better

The Caroline Walker Trust has published Jessica Mitchell's report; 'I hear it's the closest to breast milk.' The report reviews the discussions of parents around formula and formula feeding.

Following requests from our subscribers, we have developed a Legacy Pack. Please download the pack for full details of how to leave a gift to help us make a difference to the diets of the future.

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