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Press response to David Willetts, science minister, GM comment

11 June 2013

In response to today's comments from science minister David Willetts, Peter Melchett, policy director at the Soil Association said; "This has been a terrible few weeks for pro-GM campaigners. The extraordinary appearance of an unlicensed GM wheat in...

Eating organic, local and in-season food can contribute to a sustainable and healthy world, included as part of practical advice for the IF Campaign

07 June 2013

The Soil Association is working with the national IF campaign to the highlight the positive impact of choosing organic, local and in-season produce.

Gold Food for Life Chef wins LACA award

04 June 2013

Pamela Jamieson has been awarded the Highly Commended Main Course prize in LACA's UK School Chef of the Year award, for her dish of ravioli with tomato sauce and parmesan breadstick.

The Soil Association comments on research released today by the British Nutrition Foundation

03 June 2013

Research released today by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) reveals that nearly a third (29 per cent) of primary school children surveyed think that cheese comes from plants, one in ten secondary school children believe that tomatoes grow unde...

Weather Aid Scheme (Scotland) 2013

03 June 2013

£6 million aid package for livestock and arable farmers -- APPLICATIONS OPEN.

Soil Association highlights greenwash labelling on high street beauty products

03 June 2013

Speaking today (3 June) at the Organic Natural Beauty Show, Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director, highlights the number of harmful chemicals found in beauty products labelled as ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ or ‘nature inspired’.

Big Lottery funding supports extension of Food for Life Partnership

30 May 2013

Soil Association-led national school food programme, the Food for Life Partnership, today was awarded £3.6 million by the Big Lottery Fund’s Well-Being programme. The grant will provide core support to the development of the Food for Life Partnershi...

Updated Organic Action Plan represents new opportunities for organic farmers

29 May 2013

On Monday 27th May, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead launched the updated Organic Action Plan at Pitgaveny Farm, Elgin. The updated Organic Action Plan for 2013-2015, which first published in 2011, introduces new initiatives to help meet gro...

Soil Association/GOTS Organic Cotton briefing paper goes global

23 May 2013

The Soil Association is pleased to announce the ‘Have you Cottoned On Yet?’ organic cotton briefing is now available in German, Japanese and Chinese translations.

Soil Association press comment: Iodine levels in organic milk

22 May 2013

Emma Hockridge, head of policy at the Soil Association commented: “ There are scientifically proven health and sustainability benefits of organic milk which are valuable as part of a balanced and healthy diet. Studies show that organic whole and sem...
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