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Press comment: Bovine TB

09 April 2013

In response to a press comment from Care for the Wild, calling on the Soil Association to stop certifying products from farms taking part in the badger cull Helen Browning Soil Association Chief Executive said; "Bovine TB is an animal welfare crisis...

Not in my burn! Diffuse pollution: what is it and how to avoid it, Monday 20th May, Aviemore

08 April 2013

A day looking at diffuse pollution: what is it and how to avoid it, planting trees to protect water courses and highlighting successful practical projects that reduce diffuse pollution.

Snow hardship support

05 April 2013

This year’s appalling weather has been drastic for farmers, with devastated flock numbers where snow hit sheep farms during lambing, and delayed turnout using up dwindling stocks of poor-quality forage.

Fallen stock assistance

05 April 2013

The Scottish Government has made available £500,000 to help farmers meet the costs of disposing of animals lost due to the current severe weather.

Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards

03 April 2013

The Awards, now in their ninth year, complement the work of the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Forum by encouraging food and drink businesses to be innovative, forward thinking and collaborative and by celebrating excellence and achievement. With ...

Soil Association 2013 Organic Market Report reveals significant areas of growth in organic sales

20 March 2013

The Organic Market Report published by the Soil Association highlights key areas of growth in online retail, independent outlets and a shift towards younger consumers during 2012. Overall, the market has dipped by 1.5% as the UK continues through it...

EU consultation on organic agriculture

15 March 2013

We would like to ask you to contribute to an EU consultation ‘Review of the EU policy on organic agriculture legislation and action plan

Banned antibiotic in livestock feed should not be given to horses

27 February 2013

The Soil Association is calling on the government to prevent the use of an unapproved antibiotic in horses, due to concerns about human health, following the discovery of horse meat in the food system. The antibiotic was widely used in livestock fee...
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