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Quality Forage: Cuts Costs, Tuesday 17th March, Castle Douglas, 10am–1pm

30 January 2015

A practical morning looking at increasing quantity and quality of home-grown forage and how best to convert to milk and meat, whilst maximising efficiencies of inputs.

Improvements made to children's menus in UK's popular restaurants

28 January 2015

Chain restaurants giraffe and Harvester are launching new children’s menus in response to the Soil Association’s Out to Lunch campaign. Featuring healthier food and more responsible and traceable sourcing, the new menus are available in all giraffe ...

Here's to 2015 - a big year for Soil Association Certification and the UK organic market

28 January 2015

This we year we have ambitious plans – we want to see the organic market continue to grow, our licensees businesses flourish and we want to be instrumental in raising consumer awareness of the benefits of organic. We will rolling out a new look for ...

Children’s menus improve at giraffe and Harvester

28 January 2015

Chain restaurants giraffe and Harvester are launching new children’s menus in response to our Out to Lunch campaign. The new menus feature healthier food and more responsible and traceable sourcing. Changes have also been made to the running of thes...

Proposed revision of the EU organic regulation - update

23 January 2015

We have been very involved in the work on the revision that has taken place over the last year and have tried to engage with as many licensees as we can that want to be actively involved in the process. (Anyone wanting to get more involved please ge...

Woodmark Certificate Holders feature in FSC press

22 January 2015

Three Woodmark certificate holders have recently featured in news stories from FSC ® . The articles featured Mpingo Conservation and Development Initiative, Nishi Awakura Village and Sengon Agung Bersama. All three are run by or for local communitie...

Europe's first 100% Forest Stewardship Council certified home

20 January 2015

Europe’s first 100% Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified home has been approved by Woodmark, the Soil Association’s forestry and wood certification scheme. The house in Denmark only uses wood from sustainable sources and the environmental im...

Glastir Advanced rules booklet

20 January 2015

The Welsh Government’s online publication ‘Glastir Adanced Rules Booklet 2: Whole Farm Code and Management Options’ contains two errors that may confuse organic farmers.

Paid vacancies at Pillars of Hercules Organic Farm, Fife

15 January 2015

Pillars of Hercules are seeking two skilled and motivated seasonal workers to help in all areas of farm work for the 2015 growing season, early April – mid October.

European Parliament votes on GM

13 January 2015

The European Parliament voted on 13 January on whether to allow individual EU member states to ban genetically modified (GM) crops on social or environmental grounds. The Parliament voted in favour of the proposal.
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