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Government urged to reject Syngenta's bid to use banned pesticide

27 June 2014

The Soil Association has called on David Cameron to reject a bid by Syngenta to be allowed to ignore the EU ban on bee-damaging pesticides in the UK. On Tuesday Syngenta asked to be allowed to use one of its neonicotinoid pesticides on around 186,00...

Farm antibiotic use could jeopardise human health, warns new briefing

25 June 2014

A new briefing, published today, from the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics – reveals for the first time that medical use of antibiotics which are critically important in medicine (CIAs) is going down, but farm usage is going up.

Soil Association Scotland’s Organic Dragon’s Den Event

25 June 2014

Organic New Product Development We’ve had a fantastic response so far from those wanting to enter the den, so we’ve decided to add a few more slots to the day and extend the entry date till the 25 th of July … Have you always wanted to launch your o...

Soil Association's response to new school food standards

17 June 2014

The Soil Association's response to the new school food standards:

Soil Association comment on decline in organic land

13 June 2014

Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy said: “The organic market grew by 2.8% last year and research has shown that organic shoppers expect to buy more organic products this year than last. The organic market also continues to have strong g...

Soil Association reaction to EU decision to allow Member States to go GM free

12 June 2014

Commenting on the decision by the EU to allow Member States to go GM free, Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director said:

A week left to complete Defra survey on Country of Origin Labelling in the Catering Sector

06 June 2014

Defra has invited participants for a survey on Voluntary Country of Origin Labelling in the Catering and Hospitality Sector

Seeking a Successor for Skye Forest Garden

04 June 2014

Soil Association licensee Sandy Masson owns and runs Skye Forest Garden, an enchanting 16 acre (6.5ha) woodland peninsula situated at Sleat on the beautiful Isle of Skye.

DOFF Field Labs prove popular in Europe

04 June 2014

Soil Association Research Manager Kate Pressland and Agricultural Development Manager Colleen McCulloch visited the beautiful city of Prague recently, where their work on the DOFF Field Lab program was very well received by an audience of UK and Eur...

2014 Soil Association Organic Awards open for entries!

02 June 2014

Today sees the launch of the 2014 Soil Association Organic Awards, starting the search for the UK’s favourite organic products.
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