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Experts caution ministers over double blow to children’s diets

16 September 2010

Experts today warn that government cuts to the Change4Life campaign and school meals threaten children’s health, and run counter to the Prime Minister’s pre-election pledge to address the commercialisation of childhood.

Half of European shoppers will buy more ethical food and drink in the future

10 September 2010

Source: IGD Half (49%) of shoppers across four European countries expect to be buying more food and grocery products with ethical credentials in the future, according to new consumer research published by international food and grocery analysts IGD....

Double-D cups offer best support for organic grower's melons

10 September 2010

Soil Association member Rowie Meers, of Purton House Organics, is using old bras to prop up her crop of galia melons, which were in danger of breaking their vines as they grew.

New tool to help farmers measure GHG emissions

07 September 2010

A new online tool should help farmers to measure the impact of Environmental Stewardship schemes on a farm’s greenhouse gas balance and sequestration from agricultural production.

Demand for raw organic milk to increase by 9% this year, says new OMSCo report

07 September 2010

Demand for raw organic milk is recovering strongly, while supplies have started to decline, according to figures from the latest annual market report from the Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative’s (OMSCo) - the UK's largest and longest established org...

Soil Association sheep scab advice newly updated

06 September 2010

A revised version of the Soil Association’s advisory fact sheet – Sheep Scab: Advice for organic producers – is now available to producer members.

Social gathering at Patrick Holden's farm in September

06 September 2010

Soil Association members are invited to attend a social gathering to meet other members and friends at Soil Association director Patrick Holden’s farm near Lampeter, Ceredigion on Friday 24 September from approximately 6pm-9pm.

Hydrogen-powered electric tractor unveiled

06 September 2010

New Holland have launched a fuel-cell tractor in the USA – described as the first "zero emission tractor of the future."

New faecal egg counting service available

06 September 2010

A new faecal egg counting service is now available from the Soil Association, in association with Graig Farm Producers.

Summer 'Organic Farming' now available

10 August 2010

The summer issue of Organic Farming magazine - the UK's leading journal on new farming and growing - is making its way to members and subscribers.
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