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CAP reform update Spring 2014

14 April 2014

We have brought together basic information on the current state of play of this round of CAP reform for each country of the UK with specific reference to organic farming. Many details are still being worked out by Defra. The Soil Association is work...

Soil Association in new partnership to certify organic exports to China

14 April 2014

Soil Association Certification and China’s organic certification body, Organic Food Development Centre (OFDC), have entered into a unique partnership that makes it cheaper and simpler for the UK’s organic businesses to export to China.

AssureWel Awareness Event, 12.00 - 3.30, Thursday 22nd May, Edinburgh

11 April 2014

Soil Association Scotland invites you to an introduction to AssureWel , a collaborative initiative between Soil Association, RSPCA and Bristol University which is developing a practical system of welfare outcome assessment for the major farm animal ...

EU Organic Regulation Consultation

11 April 2014

The EU Commission is carrying out a review of the organic regulation which sets the baseline rules for all organic food and farming throughout Europe.

Social Media Workshop Roundup

07 April 2014

Our very first training event in March was on how organic businesses and the sector can best use social media to showcase our achievements and what we can offer.

Soil Association calls on public to help ‘Save our Seeds’ at 2014 Edible Garden Show

02 April 2014

On Friday (28 March 2014) Ben Raskin, Soil Association head of horticulture spoke at the Edible Garden Show to talk about the growing threat to our seed diversity and the importance of saving seeds: all part of the charity’s new ‘save our seeds’ cam...

Soil Association comment on Cancer Research UK study on organic food

28 March 2014

Commenting on the Cancer Research UK study, which found eating organic food does not lessen women's chances of developing cancer, Peter Melchett, Soil Association director of policy said:

International Day of Forests 2014 - 21st March

21 March 2014

Soil Association Woodmark celebrate International Day of Forests 2014 with photos from our Certificate Holders.

Soil Association to fund innovative farmer-led research

20 March 2014

Today (20 March 2014) the Soil Association has announced funding for three innovative new research projects to support sustainable agriculture.
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