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GOTS welcomes USDA ruling

25 May 2011

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) has welcomed a new policy memorandum from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in which it explicitly confirms that textile products that are produced in accordance with the GOTS standard may ...

300,000 fresh and healthy meals served every day

24 May 2011

300,000 fresh and healthy meals are being served every week day across England and Scotland, thanks to the Food for Life Catering Mark .

Organic food 'can help you lose weight and live longer’: How natural fruit and vegetables are packed with more nutrients

23 May 2011

A study by the University of Newcastle School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development reports that fruit and vegetables grown without artificial fertilisers have significantly more key nutrients, including vitamin C.

Hydro installation day

19 May 2011

The morning session will look at a practical overview; regulatory aspects including environmental, extraction and construction; grid connection; planning; finance and legal issues. With presentations from Jamie Troughton, Ardchattan Hydro, North Con...

Soil Association comment on the Macdonald Red Tape review

17 May 2011

The Soil Association warmly welcomes the Macdonald Red Tape review's acceptance of our key recommendations that certified organic farmers should be treated as fulfilling the requirements of the EU's onerous Nitrates Directive.

A growing market for organic textiles

16 May 2011

Soil Association textile licensees defied the recession in 2010 with a sales growth of 35% - reaching £12million. As the market for organic textiles grows, so does our support for organic textiles trade.

Soil Association launches Low Carbon Farming Project

03 May 2011

The Soil Association has launched a new Low Carbon Farming Project to help farmers reduce carbon emissions and improve the resource efficiency of their farms. [1]

Distribution of British soil bacteria mapped for the first time

28 April 2011

Britain's soil bacteria have been mapped for the first time in the most comprehensive study of a country's soil biodiversity to date. The results are published yesterday in the journal Environmental Microbiology.

Organic systems use 50% less energy

27 April 2011

A study by Canadian scientists has found that diversified organic farm systems cut energy use by up to one-half. The research compared energy use on high-input conventional farms with reduced input conservation farming systems and organic systems. I...

Nanotech – a risky and unpredictable technology

21 April 2011

Today the FSA has released research highlighting consumer attitudes towards nanotechnology. The research outlines a number of concerns which consumers have about this new and unpredictable technology. Participants rightly questioned the possible hea...
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