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The Soil Association comments on research released today by the British Nutrition Foundation

03 June 2013

Research released today by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) reveals that nearly a third (29 per cent) of primary school children surveyed think that cheese comes from plants, one in ten secondary school children believe that tomatoes grow unde...

Weather Aid Scheme (Scotland) 2013

03 June 2013

£6 million aid package for livestock and arable farmers -- APPLICATIONS OPEN.

Soil Association highlights greenwash labelling on high street beauty products

03 June 2013

Speaking today (3 June) at the Organic Natural Beauty Show, Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director, highlights the number of harmful chemicals found in beauty products labelled as ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ or ‘nature inspired’.

Updated Organic Action Plan represents new opportunities for organic farmers

29 May 2013

On Monday 27th May, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead launched the updated Organic Action Plan at Pitgaveny Farm, Elgin. The updated Organic Action Plan for 2013-2015, which first published in 2011, introduces new initiatives to help meet gro...

Soil Association press comment: Iodine levels in organic milk

22 May 2013

Emma Hockridge, head of policy at the Soil Association commented: “ There are scientifically proven health and sustainability benefits of organic milk which are valuable as part of a balanced and healthy diet. Studies show that organic whole and sem...

Join the Twitter #organic debate on seed varieties

16 May 2013

Many readers will be familiar with the weekly farming debate on Twitter called #agrichatuk that takes place each Thursday night, between 8 and 10 pm. It is gaining in popularity with more than 100 twitter users joining in the chatter.

VIBES Awards 2013

15 May 2013

Entries for the 2013 VIBES Awards are now OPEN. Applications and Guidance Notes are available here .

New farmer-led fund announces first research grants

02 May 2013

The Soil Association announces the winners of the first of their farmer-led innovative research grants funded by the Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme.
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