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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 ...

Win a trip to Highgrove

01 November 2013

Take part in “Mygrove”, The Prince of Wales’s online gardening competition for children, for your chance to win a trip to Highgrove

Powys 'mega dairy' plan gets go-ahead after public inquiry

01 November 2013

In response to the approval of the large scale dairy farm in Powys, Wales, Helen Browning, Chief Executive at the Soil Association said; “It is extremely disappointing that this development has been given the go-ahead, especially when there has been...

Defra’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) consultation

01 November 2013

Soil Association comment: Defra’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) consultation

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...

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.
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