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New network aims to raise £19,140 to revolutionise local food production

19 March 2014

The UK community supported agriculture (CSA) movement has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise £19,140 to support its work encouraging farmers and growers to work in partnership with their local communities.

Soil Association and Shaun the Sheep launch competition for aspiring young designers

17 March 2014

Today sees the launch of an exciting competition, offering children across the UK the chance to help some hens in need of a new home!

Soil Association comment on calls to overhaul regulations on GM crops to speed up development

14 March 2014

Commenting on calls to overhaul regulations on GM crops to speed up development, Helen Browning, Soil Association chief executive said:

Soil Association 2014 Organic Market Report reveals growth in organic sales for the first time in four years

13 March 2014

The Soil Association’s annual Organic Market Report today reveals that the organic sector has seen growth of 2.8% in 2013: the first time the organic market has seen annual growth since 2008.

Grow more grass with the GrassMaster Event, Thursday 15th May, Lochaline, Morvern, Argyll (FPSF), with Organic catch up

12 March 2014

A practical day looking at increasing grass productivity through hands-on field assessment: providing guidance on rejuvenating, reseeding, and over-seeding; what varieties to sow and why; return on investment and aftercare of a new ley.

Comment: Reaction to MEPs rejection of seed directive

11 March 2014

In response to the rejection of the proposed EU seed directive by MEPs, Soil Association head of horticulture Ben Raskin comments:

MEPs vote to reject seed regulation

11 March 2014

The European Commission's proposal for plant reproductive material law, also known as the “seed regulation”, was voted down by the European Parliament today. MEPs cited concerns that the directive would give the Commission too much power and failed ...

Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics calls for routine preventative use of antibiotics in livestock to end

11 March 2014

Routine preventative use of antibiotics in livestock production must end says the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, and the farm use of antibiotics intended for 'last resort' use in medicine must be completely banned.

Sustainable Food Cities conference: book now

06 March 2014

The first Sustainable Food Cities conference will take place on the 31st March 2014 in Brighton, hosted by the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership and Food Matters.

Comment: Defra announces consultation on national pollinator strategy

06 March 2014

Defra has today announced the consultation on the proposed national pollinator strategy . Pollinators are essential for biodiversity and pollination of essential crops and plants. Pesticides are damaging bee and other pollinator populations and thei...
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