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Soil Association to host event to help growers take advantage of the upturn in the organic market

01 August 2014

This year the Soil Association’s annual Organic Market Report revealed that the organic sector saw growth of 2.8% in 2013: the first time the organic market has seen annual growth since 2008 [1].

In the vegetable garden: new film on seed saving

31 July 2014

The Soil Association's Ben Raskin has teamed up with the Guardian's Kim Stoddart to explain why seed saving is a fun way of saving money and keeping rare heritage vegetables alive, and which vegetables are ideal for beginners.

Field Lab Report: Under-sowing kale with a legume green manure

31 July 2014

SFIN recently had a great day up in Inverurie looking at undersowing. Using low growing legumes to undersow a cash crop is a well-established practice (in cereals); to help control weeds, protect the soil and provide fertility to subsequent crops. F...

From field to fork: new film on seed saving

30 July 2014

The Soil Association's Ben Raskin has teamed up with the Guardian's Kim Stoddart to explain how seed-saving can save money, liven up your garden and help you cut down on food miles.

First case of MRSA found in UK pig – government must act now to limit farm antibiotic use

28 July 2014

The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics is calling on the government to urgently carry out a full MRSA survey of the UK pig industry to determine how widespread the superbug is after the first-ever case in a British pig was found in Northern Ireland 1...

Soil Association welcomes Government’s new Plan for Public Procurement

21 July 2014

The Government’s new Plan for Public Procurement, launched by Defra today (Monday 21st July), aims to realise the potential of public procurement to improve the nation’s health, promote sustainable systems of food production, and support UK farmers....

Prince of Wales visits innovative research project

18 July 2014

As part of his annual Food and Farming Summer School, HRH The Prince of Wales met with students and farmers at Eastbrook Farm in Wiltshire.

New report: why we need a new recipe for farming, wildlife, food and public health

15 July 2014

10 UK organisations collaborate to challenge future governments to fix our broken food system. Our organisations have come together for the first time to connect some very important issues and start a conversation that affects us all.

New research shows significant nutritional differences between organic and non-organic food

11 July 2014

New research from Newcastle University, to be published on Tuesday 15 July, in the British Journal of Nutrition , has shown that organic crops and crop-based foods – including fruit, vegetables and cereals – are up to 60% higher in a number of key a...

Soil Association comment on study which associates neonicotinoid use with decline in bird populations

11 July 2014

Commenting on research which associates neonicotinoid use with decline in bird populations, Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy said:
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