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Nominations needed for Agri-tourism Monitor Farm Project

20 February 2014

Nominations are now needed for two Agri-tourism Monitor Farm – one in the South of Scotland and one in the East (Lothian, Fife & Angus) of Scotland.

GM potatoes on BBC Radio 4's Today's Programme

17 February 2014

We were disappointed to hear the very one-sided debate about blight resistant potatoes on BBC Radio 4’s Today’s Programme this morning. There are alternatives to GM available and it’s a shame for Radio 4’s listeners not to be able to hear about thes...

Soil, Muck & Money: Nutrient Management Event, Tuesday 4th March, Upper Largo, Fife, with Organic catch up

17 February 2014

A practical day looking at soil management and how to make best use of FYM, slurry and compost.

Comment: GM research trial into blight resistant potatoes

17 February 2014

Commenting on the GM research trial into blight resistant potatoes, published in ‘Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B’ on 17 February, Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy commented:

Have your say: Common Agricultural Policy 2014-2020 in Scotland

13 February 2014

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is reviewed and updated every seven years and helps to define which types of farming systems are supported by European tax payers. The Soil Association believes that all payments through Pillar 1 (Direct Payments...

Comment: EU votes against GM maize

13 February 2014

Following the recent EU vote against a new GM animal feed maize crop, Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy commented:

Business Development Objectives for Scotland

13 February 2014

We hope to see a positive difference now that the organic market is back in growth, with new opportunities arising for organic businesses. We are here to help and have several business development objectives:

Comment: mislabelled food - Amy Leech, senior policy officer

10 February 2014

Commenting on reports of food mislabelling from a lab in West Yorkshire, Amy Leech, Soil Association senior policy officer said:

Soil Association calls on public to save our British wildlife

07 February 2014

The Soil Association is today calling on people to take action to save our British wildlife, following new research released this week which has shown that organic farms support, on average, a third more species than non-organic farms.

Comment: Organic farming – the scientifically proven way of saving bees

04 February 2014

The biggest ever review into whether organic farming benefits wildlife has taken place – and the findings are clear – organic farms have on average nearly a third more different species of wildlife. The researchers stated in the report that "organic...
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