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Scotch Beef Farm of the Year 2013 open for nominations

30 July 2013

Following the success of the inaugural Scotch Beef Farm of the Year initiative which was launched in 2012 by AgriScot and Quality Meat Scotland, the hunt for a 2013 winner has commenced this week.

Access to land for farming: land partnerships and legal arrangements

18 July 2013

This one day workshop looked at land partnerships, a new approach which encourages landowners and land entrepreneurs to work together to open up land for new businesses. The day brought together Soil Association Future Growers and Biodynamic Associa...

Press comment: The Soil Association warmly welcomes the new EU proposals for additional measures on pesticides

17 July 2013

The Soil Association warmly welcomes the news that the EU is proposing additional measures on pesticides to better protect Europe’s bees.

Raw deal for children in UK restaurants

17 July 2013

Out to Lunch league table exposes the truth about 21 chain restaurants and pubs children's menus.

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.
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