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Trade Team check out Growth of Organic across Europe

31 October 2013

As most other European markets for organic food and drink have continued to grow at pace despite any recessionary pressures during the last few years, it is clear that the UK is unique in experiencing more challenging times. To find out more, key me...

Legume Link Project report

25 October 2013

The ORC led Defra funded project has published its findings. The overall aim of the project was to improve nitrogen use efficiency in UK arable systems.

Soil Association Scotland highlights the benefits of Agroforestry

24 October 2013

S oil Association Scotland’s Future Farming programmes - Future Proofing Scotland’s Farming and the Scottish Farming Innovation Network - both held successful events last week highlighting the benefits of agroforestry, the practice of using trees on...

Good Food for London 2013: new report launched

24 October 2013

24 out of 33 Boroughs are now serving fresh, trustworthy and healthy food in schools.

New training: helping schools get the best out of their meal service

23 October 2013

The Soil Association and School Food Matters are offering new training for consultants, local authority officers, bursars and governors, in partnership with the Food for Life Catering Mark and the Food for Life Partnership . Tuesday 26 November 2013...

Revised COSMOS-standard for organic and natural health and beauty launched

21 October 2013

The Soil Association today launches the revised international COSMOS-standard (COSMOS) for organic and natural health and beauty products.

Good hospital food needn’t cost more

16 October 2013

Figures released from the Health and Social Care Information Centre yesterday reveal that spending on patient food varies widely between hospitals – with the cost of patient food per day ranging from as little as £2.55 up to £31.00.(1)

Soil Association celebrates organic pioneers

15 October 2013

The pioneers who have significantly contributed to organic food and farming over the last 40 years were honoured at a special event held during the Soil Association’s Annual Conference last week.

Transition payments news

15 October 2013

The Scottish Government recently announced one-year extensions to agri-environment Rural Priorities Contracts, including organic agreements, that were due to expire on December 31, 2013. We are delighted that maintenance payments will be continued f...
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