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New training: helping schools get the best out of their meal service

23 October 2013

The Soil Association and School Food Matters are offering new training for consultants, local authority officers, bursars and governors, in partnership with the Food for Life Catering Mark and the Food for Life Partnership . Tuesday 26 November 2013...

Revised COSMOS-standard for organic and natural health and beauty launched

21 October 2013

The Soil Association today launches the revised international COSMOS-standard (COSMOS) for organic and natural health and beauty products.

Good hospital food needn’t cost more

16 October 2013

Figures released from the Health and Social Care Information Centre yesterday reveal that spending on patient food varies widely between hospitals – with the cost of patient food per day ranging from as little as £2.55 up to £31.00.(1)

Soil Association celebrates organic pioneers

15 October 2013

The pioneers who have significantly contributed to organic food and farming over the last 40 years were honoured at a special event held during the Soil Association’s Annual Conference last week.

Transition payments news

15 October 2013

The Scottish Government recently announced one-year extensions to agri-environment Rural Priorities Contracts, including organic agreements, that were due to expire on December 31, 2013. We are delighted that maintenance payments will be continued f...

Soil degradation is the biggest potential disaster facing us all says Soil Association President Monty Don

14 October 2013

Soil Association President Monty Don will be discussing the threat to soil in ‘Shared Planet’ airing on Radio 4 at 11am on Tuesday 15 October. This episode of Shared Planet explores the earth’s soils as an important natural resource under much press...

Ryder Cup - One year to go celebration

14 October 2013

Francesco and Joe from Soil Association Scotland recently took part in an event at Perth Concert Hall called “Ryder Cup 2014 – One Year to Go.”

Feeding the 5000 a success!

14 October 2013

On Saturday 5th of October we were part of the first Scottish Feeding the 5000 event in Edinburgh’s Bristo Square, and with 7000 meals served to 4950 hungry bellies filled, the day was a wonderful and delicious success!

The Soil Association announces 2013 Innovation Award winners

11 October 2013

A biodegradable tree guard. An online local food marketplace. A simple device to reduce water run-off from tramlines. The Soil Association's 2013 Innovation Award winners are true pioneers aiming to reduce the impact of farming and growing on the en...
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