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Organic Policy: Learning from Denmark

10 September 2013

Soil Association Scotland has produced a new case study , which provides fascinating insight into how Denmark has become a global leader in organic food and farming. The study also proposes how, with the right vision and support, Scotland could bene...

Press comment: Environmental Audit Committee’s Second Special Report of Session 2013-14

10 September 2013

In response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s Second Special Report of Session 2013-14, Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director, said; “All those who care about the future of bees will share the Environmental Audit Committee’s disappoi...

The Saltire Organic Meat Company Launches at Food for Life Scotland Event

10 September 2013

Denise Walton, of Peelham Farm and Sascha Grierson from Hugh Grierson organic were delighted to announce the formation of a new and innovative collaboration between their two organic farming and butchery businesses at a Food for Life Scotland Networ...

A new ground-breaking US study is one of the first to examine the cocktail of pesticides that bees consume

04 September 2013

A new US study has been released highlighting for the first time the diversity of ‘chemical cocktails’ bees are ingesting. The Soil Association is calling for urgent research into the cocktail effect of pesticides to be examined in the UK.

Trees: a valuable crop. Management and planting for livestock and arable production, Thursday 17th October, Falkland, Fife

04 September 2013

A practical day looking at the benefits of agroforestry: how to manage existing woodland for livestock; planting for optimum arable production; funding sources and an introduction to the Woodland Trust.

Singer Jack Johnson supports the Soil Association

03 September 2013

Folk singer-songwriter, Jack Johnson has pledged to match donations made to the Soil Association up to a total of $2,500 during his latest From Here to Now to You tour. The Soil Association will have stands at the Manchester and Birmingham gigs in S...

Farming With Trees: Three Dimensional Management for Multiple Outputs and Improved Livestock Production, Friday 18 October

02 September 2013

1.30 – 4.30 pm, Glensaugh Farm, Laurencekirk Including trees in the overall management of a farm can have many benefits, whether you produce crops or livestock. An integrated approach to farm woodland can provide multiple outputs when managed as a m...

As US court bans fake organic beauty label, Soil Association celebrates genuine products with Organic Beauty Weekend

02 September 2013

The Soil Association’s Organic Beauty Weekend launches on 6 -8 September 2013 to highlight and celebrate genuine organic health and beauty products as part of Organic September. Despite calls from the Soil Association, the UK’s health and beauty ind...

Changes to the Catering Mark Standards

30 August 2013

Catering Mark holders will now be aware of changes to the Catering Mark Standards. These amendments are based on the responses to two widely-circulated consultations, which took place between December 2012 and April 2013. All Catering Mark holders w...

Volunteer Farmers Wanted for Next Farming for a Better Climate Programme

29 August 2013

The search is on for three volunteer farmers interested in saving energy and reducing costs.
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