Islington has been named as London’s ‘Top Good Food Borough’ for the second year running. Merton was named ‘Most Improved Good Food Borough’, with eight more boroughs out of a total of 33 receiving commendations – Camden, Enfield, Greenwich, Havering, Richmond-upon-Thames, Sutton, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. The Good Food for London 2012 report provides a league table of local authorities on their support for key good food initiatives, such as community food growing, high quality school food, helping local food outlets serve healthier food, and buying ethical food in schools and local authority canteens - including Fairtrade products, cage-free eggs and sustainable fish. Report author and London Food Link officer, Ross Compton, said: “Londoners care about good food, and they want to know what their boroughs are doing to support good food. Back in 2011, we first produced a league table, and maps showing which boroughs are taking action on good food. “In many London boroughs, schoolchildren are now receiving fresher, tastier and more sustainable food than last year, and tens of thousands of local residents have better access to green space for growing food. Borough support for farmers and local businesses has also improved, and there are early signs that several boroughs are doing their bit to create bee-friendly environments.”

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