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Dave Sutherland, farmer, gives 5 good reasons to come along to a Future Proofing Scotland’s Farming event

25 November 2013

Case Study, Hillhouse Farm, Lauderdale, Scottish Borders This is a mixed farm with sheep (3500 ewes) and arable enterprises. The holding is 4000 ac (of which 2500 is contract farmed) with a total of six staff. Soil Association events attended by Dav...

Go organic this Christmas: Soil Association launches directory for a natural and healthy festive season

22 November 2013

The Soil Association is encouraging consumers to follow ‘seven steps to an organic Christmas’, through the launch of its organic Christmas directory.

Antibiotic-resistance crisis – global scientists in dramatic call for action on farm antibiotic use

18 November 2013

The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics welcomes a new Lancet Infectious Diseases report ‘Antibiotic resistance – the need for global solutions’ by 26 leading international scientists, is calling for immediate action to be taken in human and veterinary...

Food for Life Partnership founder shortlisted for inspirational woman of the year award

12 November 2013

Food for Life Partnership co-founder Jeanette Orrey MBE, was one of five women shortlisted for the 2013 Daily Mail Inspirational Woman of the Year Awards held last night in London (11 November 2013). Jeanette is a former school dinner lady with over...

Good hospital food is the best medicine, and the NHS can’t afford not to provide it

08 November 2013

A new bill will be introduced to the House of Lords for debate today (8 November 2013) setting mandatory quality standards for all hospital patient meals including standards on nutrition and minimum standards of production. The Campaign for Better H...

New research funding puts farmers in the driving seat

07 November 2013

Today (7 November) the Soil Association announces two new funding competitions to support innovative research in sustainable agriculture, as part of the Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme.

Six UK cities to join million pound programme to tackle obesity, food poverty and climate change through good food

06 November 2013

Six UK cities (Belfast, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Liverpool, Newcastle and Stockport) will share one million pounds of funding to make healthy and sustainable food a defining characteristic of the city and use good food to address some of today’s most p...

Soil Association's Organic September campaign lifts sales

06 November 2013

The Soil Association's annual Organic September campaign has delivered a strong boost to the organic market, confirming further that the UK organic market is back into good growth with positive figures since the start of 2013. The Small Changes, Big...

Soil Association announces new chair of trustees

05 November 2013

The UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food and farming, the Soil Association, has elected Dennis Overton as the new chair of trustees. Dennis has taken over the role from Orna NiChionna who stepped down ...
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