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Autumn Statement confirms funding for free school meals

05 December 2013

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement has confirmed funding for universal free school meals for reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children from September 2014.

Remembering Richard Jacobs

05 December 2013

Tributes have been paid to Richard Jacobs, the chief executive of national certification body, Organic Farmers & Growers, who has died at the age of 50.

Free school meals will succeed if Headteachers back it with food quality guarantee and a whole school approach, says Food for Life Partnership

05 December 2013

Libby Grundy, Soil Association Food for Life Partnership director, said: “We welcome the announcement from today’s autumn statement, which promises £150m to make sure school kitchens and dining areas are equipped to feed all infants from September 2...

Soil Association Scotland Welcomes Glasgow 2014 Food Charter

03 December 2013

Soil Association Scotland Director, Laura Stewart said:

Prince of Wales meets innovative farmers reducing antibiotic use in dairy herds

25 November 2013

HRH The Prince of Wales has met with a group of innovative farmers involved in the Duchy Originals Future Farming programme, led by the Soil Association. The event, which took place at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, on Monday 25 Nov...

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...
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