Growing Awareness: Planning Food Cities – Webinar 12th May

Sustainable Food Cities and Sustain invite you to join their webinar which will take place on Friday 12th May at 2-3.30pm. You will be able to hear from and ask questions on how Council local planning policies impact on the creation of new food growing spaces. Hull Food Partnership will explain how they went about getting a food growing policy in their Local Plan. The webinar will also include a case study of a new development in Leeds and you will hear how having a policy in Kensington and Chelsea helps the parks service find space for growing.


Chair: Ben Reynolds, Sustain
Speakers: Alizee Marceau, Sustainable Food Cities; Hilary Hamer, Food4Hull; Gillian Morgan and Leah Lazer, Sustain



Help test Leeds based food waste app

YellowLabel is an app developed by one of our partner organisations at University of Leeds.

It allows consumers to prevent food waste and save money in the process by advertising the ‘Yellow Label’ goods that you see in supermarkets that have a new reduced price.

These ‘end of shelf life’ goods will be thrown away if left unsold. Through the mobile app, you can login, and see all the ‘Yellow Label’ goods in your local area. Then all you need to do then is go to the shop and buy the item. You have prevented food waste, and saved on your shopping. Simple!

The YellowLabel App Beta Test will be running from 20th March – 26th March, and will feature stores from all around Leeds, from the city centre to Headingley. If you regularly shop in stores like Morrisons, Sainsbury, and Tesco, this beta gives you a perfect opportunity to see how your shopping could be revolutionised in the near future.

To become part of one of the most exciting startups in the UK, simply go to their Facebook page: Here you can find all the information needed, and a link to sign up to be part of the test in the pinned post.

Yellow Label Technology was started by Richard, Toma, and Sam, graduates from the University of Leeds. They won the Deloitte Business challenge in 2015, and shortly after joined the University Spark Incubator. Their journey has taken us to Milan, London, and Berlin, and they are now finally able to bring you this beta test.

Tim Lang on Brexit

This Food Thinkers lecture will outline:
(a) ‘hot’ issues such as food standards, reliance on external labour force, types of food;
(b) the institutional capacities of the UK State, important for the negotiations themselves;
(c) the battle for hearts and minds of consumers in the Brexit narrative; and
(d) the tasks facing British academics and civil society.

European Capital of ‘Food’ Culture Seminar

1 Tom Bliss gave a short intro to explain how we got to where we are now (audio here).

2 Sonja Woodcock talked through the headlines of the Food Audit – please see here for details (audio here).

3 Trish Cliff gave this presentation about Food Tourism (audio here).

Food Tourism (Trish Cliff – UoL)

4 Tom Bliss talked through the presentation that Sarah Priestley and Dinah Clark were sadly unable to deliver themselves

City of Culture Bid Process (Sarah Priestley – LCC)

5 Trish Cliff moderated an engagement session around Sarah and Dinah’s 5 key questions – all in relation to Leeds food culture:

1.What could Leeds do better?

2.Why should Europe care about Leeds?

3.What’s your big idea to put Leeds on the map?

4.What does culture mean to you / what is your culture?

5.What makes you proud of Leeds? Continue reading “European Capital of ‘Food’ Culture Seminar”