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Organics go East: Soil Association Certification exclusive offer to exploding Asian market

23 July 2015

Soil Association Certification has negotiated an exclusive offer for its licensees to exhibit at Natural and Organic Products Asia (NOPA) taking place in Hong Kong on August 26-28th. The expo will bring together 5000 industry professionals from arou...

Help shape the Scottish Organic Action Plan

22 July 2015

The Scottish Organic Forum (SOF) - an industry-led body working to strengthen and promote Scotland's organic food and drink supply chain through collaboration - is in the process of updating the current Scottish Organic Action Plan. Its aim is to st...

Bristol care home food champion recognised at national Food for Life Catering Mark Awards

20 July 2015

A Bristol charity that is becoming a trailblazer for food standards in the care industry has had a member of staff recognised at the Soil Association’s national Food for Life Catering Mark Awards in London.

Soil Association calls for ban on Glyphosate: the world’s most widely sold weedkiller

20 July 2015

The Soil Association is calling for a UK ban on the use of Glyphosate sprayed on UK wheat as a pre-harvest weedkiller and its use to kill the crop to ripen it faster. New figures analysed by the Soil Association from government data were released at...

Soil Association launches attack on runaway maize: subsidised soil destruction

20 July 2015

The Soil Association is today (20 July2015) releasing a new report, runaway maize: subsidised soil destruction, exposing shocking evidence that this crop is threatening the future of farming and food security in the UK. Maize is responsible for envi...

Calling all triticale growers

20 July 2015

Triticale is a Cinderella cereal, often playing second fiddle to wheat in the market place. However, recent field trials have shown that it often out-yields wheat, using lower nitrogen inputs, making it an economic and environmentally sustainable cr...

Organic News - Soil Association launches campaign against potential carcinogen in bread

17 July 2015

FOOD Soil Association launches campaign against potential carcinogen in bread One third of bread sold in the UK has been found to contain glyphosate - a weed killer recently categorised as a ‘probable carcinogen’ by the World Health Organisation (WH...

Soil Association calls for ban on Glyphosate: the world’s most widely sold weedkiller

15 July 2015

Three months ago, the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), concluded ‘Glyphosate is probably carcinogenic to humans’. The newly recognised dangers of Glyphosate come against a background of increased use in...

HRH the Prince of Wales sees the benefits of quantifying the use of grass leys on Welsh farm visit

13 July 2015

On Friday (10 July 2015) The Prince of Wales, Patron of the Soil Association, visited an organic livestock farm in Wales. Maesllwyni Farm, is hosting a field lab as part of the Duchy Future Farming Programme that will give farmers tangible measurabl...

Organic News - Bees struggle to adapt as climate changes

10 July 2015

ENVIRONMENT Bees struggle to adapt as climate changes New research published in the journal, Science, has found that changing temperatures and extreme weather patterns are seriously affecting bees' ability to migrate, set up new homes and thrive. Ti...
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