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Organic sector returns to growth as horsemeat effect takes hold

15 July 2013

Organic sales are back in sustained growth - as the ‘Horsegate effect’ proves longer-lasting than many predicted…

Exciting organic jobs in Scotland

15 July 2013

The Lanark Community Development Trust has identified an area of the 18th century Castlebank Park as a location for a community based project that includes community growing space and associated training and learning facilities. The following post i...

QMS highlights Soil Association Scotland's Grassmaster events

12 July 2013

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has urged farmers to act now to ensure grass potential is achieved. Speaking at a Soil Association event held in June at Carbeth Home Farm, Stirlingshire QMS's grass expert Charlie Morgan, GrassMaster Ltd, urged farmers t...

School Food Plan hails Food for Life Partnership track record in over 4,500 schools

12 July 2013

Today’s School Food Plan has brought the importance of nutritious and healthy school food firmly back into focus. It is right that the plan highlights the importance of food education in supporting the take-up of healthy, fresh school meals as well ...

Landmark study shows that consumers want to know how their food is produced

09 July 2013

New independent research*, published today, shows that eight out of ten UK consumers want to know which farm system has been used to produce their meat and dairy products.

The Soil Association and Whole Foods Market get London buzzing

03 July 2013

In response to the near catastrophic decline in bees and other pollinators in the UK, the Soil Association and Whole Foods Market UK are teaming up to get London buzzing.

Recognition for organic is rare good news in rough CAP deal

27 June 2013

The shape of the Common Agricultural Policy in Europe is now agreed. The Soil Association warmly welcomes the fact that there is now an explicit legal article that supports organic farming (Article 30) in the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Dev...

Comment: Foston pig farm development

26 June 2013

In a vote last night, South Derbyshire District Council upheld its objection to the proposed large scale pig farm in Foston. As the key democratic representative of local opinion, the District Council's continued, steadfast opposition, is bad news f...

Access to land for sustainable agriculture

26 June 2013

The Soil Association Land Trust and Biodynamic Land Trust are hosting a 3-day event on Access to Land, which will take place in Bristol between 30 June and 2 July. The event is part of EU wide project with participants attending from across Europe t...

Owen Paterson's GM dream will make it harder to feed the world

20 June 2013

Ahead of Owen Paterson’s speech, 20 June 2013, Soil Association Policy Director Peter Melchett comments:
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