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Organic growth investment fund launched

05 February 2014

The investment division of sustainable bank Triodos has launched a new investment fund, investing in leading, privately owned organic food and sustainable consumer product companies across Europe.

Comment: Organic farming – the scientifically proven way of saving bees

04 February 2014

The biggest ever review into whether organic farming benefits wildlife has taken place – and the findings are clear – organic farms have on average nearly a third more different species of wildlife. The researchers stated in the report that "organic...

HRH The Prince of Wales celebrates landmark moment for hospital food

30 January 2014

HRH The Prince of Wales today hosted a reception, which celebrated improvements in hospital food in England.

Effective Field Drainage: Reducing Flood Risk and Improving Soil Performance (SFIN; Half Day)

30 January 2014

Palacerigg, Cumbernauld, 10am-4pm, 28th February 2014 With weather patterns becoming more unpredictable and extreme weather events more common in recent years, drainage and compaction are two issues which are becoming increasingly important to many ...

GM - use your voice in this landmark case

20 January 2014

Steve Marsh is a farmer in Western Australia who has recently lost his organic status after his crops were contaminated by seed blowing from his neighbour’s GM rapeseed crop. Steve is now taking his battle to court - the first time we know of that a...

Comment: Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director commenting on Owen Paterson's claim that opposition to GM is 'politically motivated'

16 January 2014

Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director, commenting on Owen Paterson's claim that opposition to GM is 'politically motivated':

Peter Melchett: Comment is free - America's GM backlash should give Britain food for thought

16 January 2014

The following article was published in the Guardian's Comment is Free . American consumers and farmers are rejecting a technology they once embraced. Let's not make the same mistakes

Silver Catering Mark for Sodexo at the Scottish Government

15 January 2014

Sodexo, the world’s largest services company, at the Scottish Government has become the first workplace food service provider in Scotland to receive the silver Food for Life catering mark by the Soil Association, and the third in the UK.

2014 Farming Awards Now Open For Entries

14 January 2014

More information on these awards is available by clicking on the links below or visiting our Business support page.

Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme puts farmers in the driving seat to research low-input methods

09 January 2014

Since launching in 2012, the Soil Association-led Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme has supported close to 2,000 organic and non-organic farmers to find solutions to common agricultural problems through innovative research into organic and lo...
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