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Dr Phil Morley joins Soil Association Certification as Fresh Produce Trade Consultant

21 July 2011

Soil Association Certification welcomes Dr Phil Morley, who begins this week as Fresh Produce Trade Consultant.

Pollybell Organic Farm Walk - 30th June 2011

15 July 2011

On a sunny summer afternoon over 30 farmers and growers met for an afternoon farm walk at Pollybell Organic Farm, an event kindly sponsored by Norton Organic Grain Ltd.

Organic Milling Morning - 29th June 2011

06 July 2011

Over thirty farmers and growers joined us for an excellent organic milling wheat event at FWP Matthews, kindly sponsored by Robin Appel. The morning involved two technical sessions on soil and crops, followed by a tour around the mill, offering dele...

Strong local turnout to public meeting against the proposed factory pig farm in Foston

24 June 2011

An exceptional turnout of people gathered in Burton on Trent town hall yesterday to attend the film screening and public debate on the proposed plans to build a giant pig farm in the village of Foston. The meeting was jointly organised by The Soil A...

New salmonella superbug threat from intensive pig farms

23 June 2011

The Soil Association is calling on the Government to take immediate action to limit the spread of a deadly new type of salmonella which is passing from pigs to humans. Known as ‘monophasic salmonella typhimurium’, it is has enhanced ability to cause...

Top Fruit Meeting - Event Write Up

17 June 2011

The Producer Support team headed East for our top fruit day at Peter Hall’s farm near Marden in Kent. Brining with us our usual rain cloud, much to the delight of Peter, as they hadn’t received a drop of rain since the Easter weekend! The format of ...

Organic body outlines new US textile ruling

13 June 2011

The Organic Trade Association has clarified how a new US policy memo which allows organic textiles to be sold in the USA in a similar way to organic food, is also in addition to existing FTC requirements.

Helen Browning's speech to the WI on factory farming

09 June 2011

Helen Browning addressed the Women's Institute AGM on 8 June as they debated the motion: 'This meeting abhors the practice of factory farming particularly large animals such as pigs and cows, and urges HM government to ensure planning permission is ...

UK’s greenest university working to Food for Life Catering Mark standards

08 June 2011

Nottingham Trent University, one of just seven universities nationwide to score points for working towards the Soil Association's Food for Life Catering Mark, takes the top spot this year in The People & Planet Green League 2011 released today 8 Ju...

We need farming systems which protect our biodiversity, wildlife sites not enough

06 June 2011

Dr Isobel Tomlinson, Soil Association policy and campaigns officer, commenting ahead of the expected publication of the Natural Environment White Paper tomorrow:
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