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21 October 2015

Posted by in Latest News, Latest Blog Posts on Oct 21, 2015 .

Skills Development Scotland has updated its Flexible Training Opportunities (FTOs) programme of support for the current year. If you are an employer based in Scotland and want to develop your enterprise with the help of training from Bread Matters, take a look at what support is available. 

How can they help? If you have fewer than 100 employees, you may be eligible to apply for a contribution of up to 50% of the costs of a Bread Matters course for employees who are resident in Scotland. FTOs can contribute £100 - £1,000 towards one...

09 October 2015

Posted by in Latest News on Oct 09, 2015 .

Changing the food system with bread and agroforestry
is the title of a new blog post from Geoff Tansey (curator of the Food Systems Academy). The blog features a tour of Macbiehill Agroforestry where Andrew Whitley describes a small research project with big implications – rebuilding nutritional quality and local sovereignty in the Scottish bread supply.

It was filmed on a rare sunny day in August – an ideal time for a little walk in the Scottish Borders.

13 September 2015

Posted by in Latest News, Latest Blog Posts on Sep 13, 2015 .

Andrew Whitley’s keynote speech to the Real Bread Uprising
School of African & Oriental Studies, London, 12th September 2015

 

‘Real Bread is on the rise but what does the future hold?’

 

Introduction

What a pleasure it is to be here among this wonderful collection of bread heads for our first major gathering since Oxford six years ago. We really mustn’t leave it that long again. 

May I start by thanking Sustain for nurturing the Real Bread Campaign from its early days. We’re all indebted to Chris Young, our coordinator,...

22 July 2015

Posted by in Latest News, Latest Blog Posts on Jul 22, 2015 .

What’s in our bread? The Real Bread Campaign's definition of proper bread is flour, water, a little salt and some yeast or natural leavening (sourdough). But, as I revealed in Bread Matters, almost all British bread also contains an array of synthetic additives and (mostly undeclared or unspecified) enzyme ‘processing aids’. The part this cocktail of adulterants plays in upsetting the nation’s stomachs is as alarming as it is under-researched.

And now this: about one in three slices of bread contains weedkiller. A Soil Association

21 July 2015

Posted by in Latest News, Latest Blog Posts on Jul 21, 2015 .

A Baker's Dozen are raising dough for Scotland The Bread. These 13 Real Bread bakers across the UK, from the Outer Hebrides to Devon, will reward folk who pledge £25 to our crowdfunding campaign. We have six days left to reach our £6,000 target, which will release an interest-free loan for another £6,000. 

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