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Whitmuir the Organic Place becomes first restaurant in Scotland to achieve gold Catering Mark for fresh and healthy meals

04 August 2011

Whitmuir the Organic Place achieves prestigious gold Food for Life Catering Mark for serving fresh and healthy meals with organic ingredients.

Welsh Government announces commitment to ‘ensuring a sustainable organic sector in Wales’

28 July 2011

The Soil Association welcomes this week’s announcement by Alun Davies, Wales Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and European programmes, that post 2013/4 there will be a specific organic maintenance fund within Glastir and that the det...

Winners of the 2011 Organic Food Awards announced

28 July 2011

The winners of the 2011 Organic Food Awards were announced at the Start Festival, Clarence House, on Wednesday 27 July, part of the national ‘Start’ initiative, established by The Prince's Charities Foundation to promote and celebrate sustainable li...

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.
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