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Supply chain requirements for organic

17 December 2014

You may have seen the figures recently published that show £7 million is now spent on organic produce within the Catering Mark at the Silver and Gold award levels. This figure continues to grow in line with the Catering Mark and the wider demand for...

Comment on the proposal to exclude support for organic conversion and maintenance from the RDP for Northern Ireland

16 December 2014

Liz Bowles, head of farming at the Soil Association, said: “We are very disappointed that the proposed Rural Development Programme will fail to support Northern Ireland’s organic farmers.

Cheap food is no longer affordable as the cost of antibiotic resistance is forecast to soar, says the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics

11 December 2014

The devastating human and economic impact of rising antimicrobial resistance forecast by a new government-commissioned report, shows that much more urgent action is needed to reduce antibiotic use in all sectors, including farming, according to the ...

One million meals: the Soil Association is transforming UK catering

10 December 2014

Today, we’re celebrating a land mark achievement – one million meals are served each work day in schools, universities, nurseries, workplaces, hospitals, care homes and restaurants to our Food for Life Catering Mark standards.

One million meals: hitting the Mark for freshness, sustainability, and quality

10 December 2014

“Reaching one million daily Catering Mark meals is a hugely positive sign…Massive credit to all the caterers and suppliers who are already working hard every day to serve up great quality, delicious, nutritious food. Whether it’s in a hospital, scho...

One million meals: putting organic, local, British and Farm Assured produce on the table

10 December 2014

Today (10 December) the Soil Association celebrates a landmark achievement, with one million high quality meals being served each workday in schools, universities, nurseries, workplaces, hospitals, care homes and restaurants across the UK [1]. The S...

One million meals: Soil Association transforming workplace catering in UK businesses

10 December 2014

Today (10 December) the Soil Association celebrates a landmark achievement, with one million high quality meals being served each workday in schools, universities, nurseries, workplaces, hospitals, care homes and restaurants across the UK [1]. The S...

Bee Brick wins Soil Association Innovation award

04 December 2014

Bee Brick, an aesthetic home for bees that doubles as a revolutionary building material, has won a public vote to select the Soil Association’s Innovation Award winner, sponsored by the Duchy Originals Future Farming programme.

Organic: the gold standard of our vision for good food

01 December 2014

Four Trustees of the Soil Association’s seventeen Trustees resigned in November 2014 following the rejection by their fellow Trustees of a motion challenging our three year old strategy. Our strategy focusses as strongly as ever on organic food and ...

10 common myths about neonicotinoids and bees

01 December 2014

Today is the first anniversary of the two-year EU-wide restrictions on certain neonicotinoid pesticides. The restrictions were an important first step, but further action is urgently needed to protect UK pollinators. One year on, we, as part of the ...
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