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Global analysis shows organic farming contributes to climate change mitigation

04 October 2013

The results of a new meta-analysis published in the Science of the Total Environment journal 1reveal that organically farmed lands emit less nitrous oxide and take up greater amounts of atmospheric methane, helping to combat climate change.

New research on agroecological farming

04 October 2013

The Soil Association has reacted in the same way as other environmental NGOs; with a degree of surprise to what Owen Paterson appears to have said with regard to climate change. This coincides with the publication of a major international research s...

Agri-environment schemes funding gap in England

03 October 2013

The current Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) ends on 31 December 2013. Whilst the high level decisions regarding the design of the new CAP are now virtually complete in Brussels, work is being carried out nationally for a successor to ...

The Raw Chocolate Company wins 2 Gold Stars in Great Taste Awards

01 October 2013

Congratulations to the Raw Chocolate Company who won 2 gold stars for their new Goji Berry & Orange Raw Chocolate Bar in the 2013 Great Taste Awards.

Soil, Muck & Money Event, Thursday 7th November, Elphin, nr Ullapool

01 October 2013

A practical day looking at soil and grassland management and making best use of FYM.

Have your say on the future of sustainable food in Edinburgh

24 September 2013

Soil Association Scotland is part of Edible Edinburgh, an initiative which aims to inspire, motivate and connect everyone across the city in developing new relationships with food, choosing healthier and tastier options and bringing social, economic...

Press Comment: £60m now on the table to improve food

24 September 2013

Good food culture in England had a welcome boost this week, with the announcement of free school meals for infants from next September. This could have a transformative effect – on health, morale, attention and culture in schools – but it is importa...

The Soil Association and Le Pain Quotidien Coffee Keeps Britain Buzzing

20 September 2013

To celebrate the last day of summer and in support of the Soil Association’s Keep Britain Buzzing campaign, Le Pain Quotidien will be giving away free cups of organic coffee on the morning of 23 September, the last day of summer. The free coffee wil...

Produced with care: Soil Association Organic Food Award winners announced

20 September 2013

Winners of this year’s Soil Association Organic Food Awards, supported by Seeds of Change, were recognised last night (19th September) at a celebration in central London. The awards showcase the UK’s best organic food produced with passion, creativi...

What you can say about benefits when selling organic food – new statements

19 September 2013

The Soil Association is issuing a new report containing positive statements in support of organic food and farming having sought guidance from the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) Copy Advice Team.
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