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Leading scientific journal highlights farmer-led research as key innovation for the future of food

06 May 2014

The leading scientific journal Nature has highlighted the importance of research designed by and for farmers as crucial to the success of farming across the world. The Nature article, published on Thursday 1 May 2014, says that a ‘sustainable supply...

Eden Foodservice - Silver as Standard

06 May 2014

Eden Foodservice has recently committed to achieving the Silver Catering Mark across all their primary schools – the first caterer to achieve Silver at this scale.

Dramatic evidence that organic farming can help save bumblebees and honey bees - Soil Association response to proposed Government strategy

06 May 2014

The Soil Association welcomes the goal in the Government’s Proposed National Pollinator Strategy to halt and reverse the decline in pollinators.

Children learn the true value of mini-beasts as Soil Association brings worms, bees and a Bristol story-teller to the BBC at Bristol Food Connections

02 May 2014

What do most kids love better than digging in soil and messing about with worms! But most don’t know just how important they are to our food. Next week (Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 May), the Soil Association will be teaching hundreds of school children fr...

Small changes to Catering Mark inspection programme

29 April 2014

All Catering Mark holders and applicants have now been informed of some small changes to the Food for Life Catering Mark inspection programme.

Comment: Defra's approval of Rothamsted research into GM camelina

16 April 2014

Commenting on Defra's approval of Rothamsted's research in to GM camelina, Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy said:

Soil Association Organic Innovation Award 2014 announced at Natural and Organic Awards

16 April 2014

Winners of the prestigious Natural and Organic Awards 2014 , hosted in association with the Soil Association, were announced at the Natural and Organic Products show on Sunday 13 April at the Novotel London West.

CAP reform update Spring 2014

14 April 2014

We have brought together basic information on the current state of play of this round of CAP reform for each country of the UK with specific reference to organic farming. Many details are still being worked out by Defra. The Soil Association is work...

Soil Association in new partnership to certify organic exports to China

14 April 2014

Soil Association Certification and China’s organic certification body, Organic Food Development Centre (OFDC), have entered into a unique partnership that makes it cheaper and simpler for the UK’s organic businesses to export to China.

EU Organic Regulation Consultation

11 April 2014

The EU Commission is carrying out a review of the organic regulation which sets the baseline rules for all organic food and farming throughout Europe.
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