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What rhymes with chicken?

Kathie Auton: My last post was about talking to children about where their veg comes from. About trying to persuade them that eating the greenstuff is a joy, not something to be endured, and about allowing kids to learn about food from a very early age. My city kids, never more than ½ mile from the nearest coffee shop, have a very different life to my own, slightly muddy upbringing in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

15 June 2012 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 14

The cat's meow

Anna Louise Batchelor: I’m a crazy cat lady. There I’ve admitted it and got that one out of the way. All of my life I have shared my home with pets; from three-legged dogs to ‘stray’ ducks, but it’s having a cat around the house that I enjoy the most. It was second nature for me to have all kinds of waifs and strays around the place because my gran had been a volunteer for the RSPCA and often bought her work home with her. Growing up with a menagerie of pets and a gran who railed against animal cruelty gave me an utmost respect for animals. However whilst my care for these pets was foremost in my mind, it wasn’t until recently that I thought about the cruelty behind the meat that goes into the pet food I fed them.

02 May 2012 | 4 Comments | Recommended by 20

Happier animals

Tim Young: It was great to see John Craven take a look at labelling of food and what labels actually mean for animal welfare on last night's Countryfile. Obviously I'm biased (as I work here), but I thought on balance it was pretty clear that if you want the best animal welfare then seeking out the Soil Association label is definitely worthwhile.

07 March 2012 | 54 Comments | Recommended by 14

Homeopathy and the Soil Association

Guest blogger: We’ve seen lots of activity on Twitter around homeopathy recently but 140 characters doesn’t really do justice to this interesting issue so I thought I would use our new blogging platform to go into a bit more detail and explain how homeopathy and other complementary therapies fit into our organic standards.

06 April 2011 | 36 Comments | Recommended by 3

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