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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:

Engaging with the Scottish Government

18 June 2013

The need for transitional arrangements for organic conversion and maintenance 2014-2015 The Scottish Organic Forum is engaging in negotiations with Scottish Government to secure ongoing funding for organic farming during the transition period to the...

Eating organic, local and in-season food can contribute to a sustainable and healthy world, included as part of practical advice for the IF Campaign

07 June 2013

The Soil Association is working with the national IF campaign to the highlight the positive impact of choosing organic, local and in-season produce.

Gold Food for Life Chef wins LACA award

04 June 2013

Pamela Jamieson has been awarded the Highly Commended Main Course prize in LACA's UK School Chef of the Year award, for her dish of ravioli with tomato sauce and parmesan breadstick.

The Soil Association comments on research released today by the British Nutrition Foundation

03 June 2013

Research released today by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) reveals that nearly a third (29 per cent) of primary school children surveyed think that cheese comes from plants, one in ten secondary school children believe that tomatoes grow unde...

Weather Aid Scheme (Scotland) 2013

03 June 2013

£6 million aid package for livestock and arable farmers -- APPLICATIONS OPEN.

Soil Association highlights greenwash labelling on high street beauty products

03 June 2013

Speaking today (3 June) at the Organic Natural Beauty Show, Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director, highlights the number of harmful chemicals found in beauty products labelled as ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ or ‘nature inspired’.

Updated Organic Action Plan represents new opportunities for organic farmers

29 May 2013

On Monday 27th May, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead launched the updated Organic Action Plan at Pitgaveny Farm, Elgin. The updated Organic Action Plan for 2013-2015, which first published in 2011, introduces new initiatives to help meet gro...
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