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Book review: Organic Production and Food Quality

19 December 2012

Organic Production and Food Quality: A Down to Earth Analysis. Robert Blair, Wiley-Blackwell (2012) USA & UK. ISBN-13: 978-0-8138-1217-5. Hardcover, 296 pages. ISBN-10: 0-8138-1217-8.

Book review: The Development of the Organic Network

19 December 2012

The Development of the Organic Network: Linking People and Themes 1945-95 , Philip Conford Floris Books (2011) ISBN 978-086315-803-2. £25

“Toil of the tilth”

17 December 2012

Since 2008 the organic market has seen a retrenchment, with wider economic problems having a direct impact on the nation’s shopping habits. The same period has seen weather conditions that have veered between too little and, this year especially, to...

Vote for the dinner party

17 December 2012

US food writer Michael Pollan’s article below was first published in October in the New York Times, and is an eloquent argument in support of California’s Proposition 37 – a proposal to introduce mandatory labeling of GM food in California, voted up...

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.
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