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Royal recognition for excellence in hospital food

24 January 2012

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales hosted a reception at Clarence House on Thursday 15 December to congratulate 14 hospitals from around the country on the excellent work they have done to improve their food, as identified by the Soil Associatio...

Farming & Freshwater - diffuse pollution and SRDP

05 January 2012

Meeting & Farm Site Visit: Spynie Hall, near Elgin, 10.15 am Wednesday 25th January 2012 You are invited along to a meeting and farm site visit, including free soup & sandwich lunch, at Spynie Hall near Elgin on Wed 25th Jan 2012. The workshop is pa...

UK: ‘Jamie Oliver Generation’ Emerges From Foodie Revolution

12 December 2011

A demographic breakdown comparing shoppers aged under 35 with those aged over 35, from IGD’s monthly survey reveals: 26% of shoppers under 35 expect to buy more organic food over the next 12 months, compared to 13% of over-35s 51% of them claim to b...

Soil, Muck & Money: Nutrient Management Event. Thursday 23rd February 2012, Elgin

02 December 2011

A practical day looking at soil management, making best use of FYM and slurry, utilizing clover to fix nitrogen and an introduction to PLANET. Speakers include James Bretherton, AgScope, Richard Huxtable and Gavin Elrick, SAC. The day will also incl...

10 small steps to a big organic Christmas

29 November 2011

The choices we make over the festive season - about what goes on our plates, the presents we buy, what we wear and what we put on our skin – have far reaching consequences for our health, the health of our countryside, and the development of countri...

CAP Reform Meetings

29 November 2011

Crucial farm reforms explained The public will get the chance to find out about vital European proposals to reform the Common Agricultural Policy at a series of meetings across Scotland. Senior Scottish Government officials will chair the road shows...

Andrew Whitley receives a Special Judges' Award in the BBC Food & Farming Awards 2011

24 November 2011

A man who has helped to change the way Britain thinks about bread and now teaches baking at his home in Lamancha, West Linton, Peeblesshire, was honoured today, in an unusual move, with a Special Judges’ Award at the BBC Food & Farming Awards. Sheil...

Highest protection for organic “Native Shetland Wool”

22 November 2011

Shetland wool producers bid to reclaim the ‘magic’ of Shetland wool. Organic “Native Shetland Wool“ is set to be given the highest level of protection assuring proof of provenance and breed, joining products such as Shetland Lamb, Cornish Clotted Cr...

Organic heroes nominated for Radio 4 Food & Farming Awards

21 November 2011

The Soil Association led Food for Life Partnership , the lottery funded network of schools and communities across England committed to transforming food culture, has been nominated for the prestigious Derek Cooper award in the up and coming BBC Radi...
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