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Politics or philosophy?

17 December 2012

Roger Scruton's new book 'Green Philosophy: How to Think Seriously About the Planet', argues that environmentalism is at heart a conservative impulse, and that its solutions should be situated in approaches normally associated with the Right: the po...

The pro-GM lobby's seven sins against science

17 December 2012

The role that genetically modified (GM) food should play in our food chain is a highly contested political issues. One interesting facet of the debate in the past year has been the pro-GM lobby's interest in staking the 'scientific high-ground'; sim...

Silent shadows

14 December 2012

Published fifty years ago in 1962, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring has been described as one of the most influential books yet to be written by an environmentalist. The book’s beautiful prose, and damning indictment of the use of what were then ‘moder...

Pearson is first FTSE 100 company to put environmental priorities on the menu

04 December 2012

The Soil Association is delighted to announce that Pearson PLC is the first FTSE 100 company to be serving its staff meals that are guaranteed to be healthy, ethical and environmentally sustainable.

Catering Mark Supplier Scheme helps provide food people can trust

03 December 2012

The Catering Mark Supplier Scheme is launched today by Soil Association Certification, to complement its highly successful Catering Mark accreditation standards.

Congratulations to our winners at the BBC Food and Farming Awards

29 November 2012

The 2012 winners of the BBC Food and Farming Awards were announced on 28 November and organic was the big winner, with two Soil Association licensees taking away the most coveted awards.

Human health risk from farm antibiotics

16 November 2012

The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics is calling on Minister of State for Agriculture, David Heath MP, to ban the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics in poultry production to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance in campylobacter and other infectio...

Scottish organic forum event report

24 October 2012

Earlier this month organic farmers, growers and processors from across Scotland had an opportunity to network, share best practice and hear from key industry professionals at the first Scottish Organic Forum event.

The launch of our big cotton campaign

03 October 2012

Cutting through eco-confusion: the world’s first global organic cotton campaign launches at Hong Kong’s Sustainable Textiles Conference on October 4th. Major players in the international textiles industry are being challenged to sign up to organic –...

Assistant Farm Manager Required

17 August 2012

We are recruiting an Assistant Manager for a quality traditional organic vegetable producer based just South of Bristol in Somerset
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