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Soil Association welcomes Government’s new Plan for Public Procurement

21 July 2014

The Government’s new Plan for Public Procurement, launched by Defra today (Monday 21st July), aims to realise the potential of public procurement to improve the nation’s health, promote sustainable systems of food production, and support UK farmers....

Prince of Wales visits innovative research project

18 July 2014

As part of his annual Food and Farming Summer School, HRH The Prince of Wales met with students and farmers at Eastbrook Farm in Wiltshire.

New report: why we need a new recipe for farming, wildlife, food and public health

15 July 2014

10 UK organisations collaborate to challenge future governments to fix our broken food system. Our organisations have come together for the first time to connect some very important issues and start a conversation that affects us all.

New research shows significant nutritional differences between organic and non-organic food

11 July 2014

New research from Newcastle University, to be published on Tuesday 15 July, in the British Journal of Nutrition , has shown that organic crops and crop-based foods – including fruit, vegetables and cereals – are up to 60% higher in a number of key a...

Soil Association comment on study which associates neonicotinoid use with decline in bird populations

11 July 2014

Commenting on research which associates neonicotinoid use with decline in bird populations, Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy said:

Soil Association calling for ban on beauty product ingredient, following rise in cases of skin complaints

07 July 2014

On Saturday (5 July 2014) Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director will call for a ban on two preservatives found in high street health and beauty products.

Select Committee calls for urgent Government action on antibiotic use in medicine but fails to tackle use in livestock

07 July 2014

With the publication today of a major report by the Science and Technology Committee - 'Ensuring access to working antimicrobials' - there is a long overdue admission that antibiotics are routinely used on healthy animals, and a clear recommendation...

Soil Association comment on Syngenta’s withdrawal of request to use a neonicotinoid

03 July 2014

Commenting on Syngenta’s withdrawal of its request for emergency use of neonicotinoids, Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy said:

Calling all innovators in farming and growing: Soil Association launches second Innovation Awards

03 July 2014

The Soil Association is delighted to announce that their Innovation Awards are open for nominations. Now in their second year, the awards showcase the most innovative approaches to sustainable, low-impact farming and growing.

Scottish Organic Forum - open meeting

03 July 2014

The Scottish Organic Forum is holding an open meeting to identify and discuss the [long term] strategic priorities for Scotland’s organic sector and plan the next steps for Scotland’s organic action plan.
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