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Soil Association comment on EFRA Committee report into food security

01 July 2014

Louise Payton, Soil Association policy officer commented: “We agree wholeheartedly with the EFRA Select Committee food security report when they say we need a "significant shift in how we produce our food” – however we think this also means we need ...

Government must uphold ban on bee-harming pesticides

01 July 2014

Ministers must stand up to intense lobbying from the pesticide industry by refusing to allow a banned bee-harming pesticide to be sprayed on Britain’s crops, the Soil Association has said in in a letter to David Cameron today (Tuesday 1 July).

Highland Highlights

30 June 2014

The sun brought the crowds flocking to the 2014 Royal Highland Show, and our new stand next to Scottish Organic Milk Producers was a great success. The prize draw for a delicious organic hamper was really popular, with hundreds of entries. Over 200 ...

Undersowing brassicas with green manures – New Field Lab

30 June 2014

Friday 18 July, 10.30am – 3.30pm, Vital Veg & SRUC Craibstone, Aberdeenshire

Get yer thinkin' cap on & WIN a bottle of organic wine!

30 June 2014

The Scottish Organic Forum is working to develop the next Scottish Organic Action Plan which will include a greater focus on organic R&D in Scotland.

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...
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