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Field labs

Field labs are where farmers and growers test new approaches, share existing best practice and sharpen their problem-solving skills.
 
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Bee Brick wins Innovation Award

We are delighted to announce that the Bee Brick, an aesthetic home for bees that doubles as a revolutionary building material, has won the public vote of our Innovation Award...
 
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Organic: the gold standard for go...

Four of our Trustees have resigned following the rejection of a motion challenging our strategy. Our strategy focusses as strongly as ever on organic food and farming, but al...
 
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Soil Symposium – get the latest

Get the latest from our practical event for farmers and growers – organic and non-organic – as we share experience and learn about soil management.
 
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Good news for organic farmers

Defra has proposed improved Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments to farmers for organic land and land in conversion to organic in England.
 
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Seed saving: the EU horizon and a renewed resurgence

Ben Raskin: We had a good growing season in 2014 with a dry summer and autumn, giving us some good seed ready for planting this year. Meanwhile, at a political level the EU Plant Reproductive Material (seeds, cuttings and baby plants to you and me) legal shenanigans continued. The proposed regulation from the European Commission wanted to simplify the existing confused and cumbersome laws, as well as provide a platform to increase exports to outside the EU and safeguard human health. But this proposal would have further sustained the dominance of the big seed companies (like Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta) and drastically reduced the number of seed varieties available for growing. The Soil Association, along with many others campaigned against these proposals.

30 January 2015 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 0