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Faith in Food Shortlisted for Prestigious Food Award

May 15, 2015:

ARC’s Faith in Food has been shortlisted for The Guild of Food Writers' Derek Cooper Award for Campaigning and Investigative Food Writing.

Faith in Food, edited by Susie Weldon and Sue Campbell, is a comprehensive guide to ethical eating and an investigation of international approaches to food and agriculture. It was previously praised by the Sustainable Food Trust as one of their top ten books of last summer.

Previous winners of the prestigious Derek Cooper Award for Campaigning and Investigative Food Writing have included Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Hugh’s Fish Fight and Jamie Oliver’s Jamie's Ministry of Food.

The winner will be announced on the 9th of June at The Guild of Food Writers’s Awards Ceremony, held at Opera Holland Park.

Please order Faith in Food from your local bookshop, or directly from the publisher or Amazon.

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Did you know?

• Agriculture is the largest industry on the planet, employing more than one billion people worldwide and influencing the way half the world’s habitable land is cared for.

• Women farmers produce more than half of all food worldwide.

• Sikhs feed an estimated 30 million people worldwide every day with free food provided in their gurdwaras

• Nearly a billion people do not have enough to eat, even though sufficient food is produced worldwide.

• Thousands of Jewish households in North America and Israel have put nearly $5 million into sustainable farming by linking up with local farmers through Community Supported Agriculture.

• Every year, consumers in rich countries waste almost as much food as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa.

• When the New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore, USA – an American ‘mega-church’ – began thinking about food and faith issues, it calculated how many events it holds at which food is served. The total was 9,000 a year.

• Up to 30% of our individual carbon footprint comes from the food we eat, from farm gate to dinner plate, including transport and storage, says Patrick Holden, founding director of the Sustainable Food Trust.

• Increasing numbers of Daoists in China have banned the use of ingredients from endangered plants and animals in food and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

• Replacing red meat and dairy with vegetables one day a week would be the equivalent of driving 1,160 miles less per year, according to a 2007 Carnegie Mellon University study.

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