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New to Organic? Soil Association Certification launches first ever business training for start-ups and small businesses.

24 August 2015

A brand new one day course is being held by Soil Association Certification to help start-ups and small business who are looking to join the growing organic sector. The course, held at Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre on the 14th October, will bring ...

Organic News - Scottish GM crop ban riles former science adviser

21 August 2015

GM Scottish GM crop ban riles former science adviser Professor Muffy Calder, the former chief science adviser to the Scottish Government, has warned that the decision to ban GM crops could have ‘apocalyptic’ consequences for Scotland. She claims tha...

Soil Association supports organic farmers with its biggest ever nationwide celebration in September

14 August 2015

This Organic September, the Soil Association is targeting an increase of 6% in organic sales. The celebration of all things organic will affect organic producers, processors, businesses and retailers across the UK. The whole industry is working toge...

GM crop ban - Scotland to protect clean, green status and prohibit GM crops

10 August 2015

Welcoming the decision by the Scottish Government, Soil Association Policy Director, Peter Melchett said; “Scotland's determination to keep out GM crops is good news for the UK as a whole, because it sets a high standard that England, Wales and Nort...

Organic News - Sales of Roundup weedkiller pulled as main chemical suspected carcinogen

07 August 2015

HEALTH Sales of Roundup weedkiller pulled as main chemical suspected carcinogen European countries are sitting up and paying attention to the recent ruling by the World Health Organisation (WHO) which declared that glyphosate, the main ingredient in...

Aquaculture standards consultation drawing to a close

07 August 2015

The deadline is approaching for producers, industry experts and consumers with an interest in organic aquaculture to have their say on Soil Association’s proposed changes to its aquaculture standards.

Organic Your September with the Soil Association

05 August 2015

This September, the Soil Association is launching the biggest ever Organic September, the UK’s celebration of all things organic. With more people looking for healthy, ethical and local food, Organic September makes it even easier to eat and live we...

Government allows use of banned neonicotinoid pesticides

04 August 2015

On 22 July 2015 the government temporarily lifted a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides in certain parts of the country following an emergency application by the National Farmers Union (NFU). We feel this decision is astonishing given the growing body o...

Letter to Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP

04 August 2015

Read the Soil Association's letter to the Rt Honorable Elizabeth Truss MP, addressing our concerns over the recent authorisation of the use of two banned neonicotinoid pesticides.

Coed Du Hall Hospital celebrates double gold with Food for Life Catering Mark

03 August 2015

Coed Du Hall Hospital is delighted to announce that it has achieved the Soil Association Gold Food for Life Catering Mark award and also that Head Chef Stephanie Steel won the Catering Mark Awards for Excellence Champion 2015 in the hospital section...
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