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Organic market shows improved growth

24 February 2015

The Soil Association’s Organic Market report reveals sales of organic products increased by 4% in 2014. The new figures announced today (24 February 2015) show this is significant growth in a year when both food prices and food spending fell. Shoppe...

Soil Association Organic Market Report shows organic textiles growth

24 February 2015

Soil Association Certification, the UK’s leading certifier of organic products to Global Organic Textiles Standards (GOTS), saw the turnover of its textile symbol holders increase by 3.4%, while licensee numbers increased by 29%. The number of GOTS ...

Comment on NFU concern that the UK is 'losing ability to feed itself'

24 February 2015

In response to the NFU's concern that the UK is ' losing ability to feed itself ' (Telegraph, 22 February 2015), Soil Association policy director Peter Melchett commented:

Comment: Environment Agency refuses to issue Environmental Permit for proposed Foston mega pig farm

23 February 2015

Nearly five years after the threat first appeared, the wait may soon be over for the residents of Foston. In a dramatic and unexpected victory for local campaigners, the many thousands of Soil Association supporters and others who objected to the pl...

Comment on Owen Paterson's upcoming speech on GM

23 February 2015

The Telegraph reported a story suggesting that former environment secretary Owen Paterson isset to denounce the so-called ‘green blob’ tomorrow (24/2/15) in a speech on GM crops ( Owen Paterson: 'The Green Blob' is threatening lives in Africa ). Soi...

Best Soil in Show 2015: ready, steady, dig!

23 February 2015

As part of the International Year of the Soil 2015, the James Hutton Institute is again joining forces with the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC) and new partner Soil Association Scotland in a quest to highlight the Best Soil in Sh...

Roots at Rushwick seeking Future Growers apprentice

20 February 2015

Set to the West of Worcester, 1 mile from the city centre, we are a small business with a young family looking for a placement student/apprentice to work with us expanding our organic vegetable gardens which are planted over ten acres.

FTSE 100 company Pearson PLC shows impact of good food on employees and CSR

18 February 2015

At an event last night (17 February 2015) Pearson Plc showcased how good food in workplace canteens has transformed their workforce.

Watery mouth update

17 February 2015

With lambing fast approaching for many livestock farmers, forward planning for a healthy crop of lambs is of paramount importance. Fine tuning aspects of flock management at this time of year is crucial, especially if ewes are brought in to be house...

Biofach 2015: vivaness seminar discusses challenges surrounding organic beauty

13 February 2015

Yesterday at BioFach 2015, a conference drew together some of the key players in organic beauty from across Europe.
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