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Organic Routes

21 February 2014

Soil Association Scotland received funding through the Community Food Fund to explore and develop an organic food map, in and around Edinburgh. The project aims to encourage more locals and visitors to explore organic businesses and to enjoy Scottis...

Nominations needed for Agri-tourism Monitor Farm Project

20 February 2014

Nominations are now needed for two Agri-tourism Monitor Farm – one in the South of Scotland and one in the East (Lothian, Fife & Angus) of Scotland.

Flooding: Help and support for farmers and growers

19 February 2014

With unprecedented flooding across many parts of the country we are aware that many farmers and growers are facing a daily challenge of dealing with forage shortages, grazing restrictions, flooded crops and/or land that can't be accessed for Spring ...

GM potatoes on BBC Radio 4's Today's Programme

17 February 2014

We were disappointed to hear the very one-sided debate about blight resistant potatoes on BBC Radio 4’s Today’s Programme this morning. There are alternatives to GM available and it’s a shame for Radio 4’s listeners not to be able to hear about thes...

Soil, Muck & Money: Nutrient Management Event, Tuesday 4th March, Upper Largo, Fife, with Organic catch up

17 February 2014

A practical day looking at soil management and how to make best use of FYM, slurry and compost.

Comment: GM research trial into blight resistant potatoes

17 February 2014

Commenting on the GM research trial into blight resistant potatoes, published in ‘Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B’ on 17 February, Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy commented:

Soil Association Standards updates

14 February 2014

The Soil Association Council has recently approved changes to our organic standards (detailed below).

Have your say: Common Agricultural Policy 2014-2020 in Scotland

13 February 2014

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is reviewed and updated every seven years and helps to define which types of farming systems are supported by European tax payers. The Soil Association believes that all payments through Pillar 1 (Direct Payments...

Comment: EU votes against GM maize

13 February 2014

Following the recent EU vote against a new GM animal feed maize crop, Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy commented:

Business Development Objectives for Scotland

13 February 2014

We hope to see a positive difference now that the organic market is back in growth, with new opportunities arising for organic businesses. We are here to help and have several business development objectives:
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