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Get yer thinkin' cap on & WIN a bottle of organic wine!

30 June 2014

The Scottish Organic Forum is working to develop the next Scottish Organic Action Plan which will include a greater focus on organic R&D in Scotland.

Government urged to reject Syngenta's bid to use banned pesticide

27 June 2014

The Soil Association has called on David Cameron to reject a bid by Syngenta to be allowed to ignore the EU ban on bee-damaging pesticides in the UK. On Tuesday Syngenta asked to be allowed to use one of its neonicotinoid pesticides on around 186,00...

Farm antibiotic use could jeopardise human health, warns new briefing

25 June 2014

A new briefing, published today, from the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics – reveals for the first time that medical use of antibiotics which are critically important in medicine (CIAs) is going down, but farm usage is going up.

Soil Association Scotland’s Organic Dragon’s Den Event

25 June 2014

Organic New Product Development We’ve had a fantastic response so far from those wanting to enter the den, so we’ve decided to add a few more slots to the day and extend the entry date till the 25 th of July … Have you always wanted to launch your o...

Fife and East Renfrewshire latest in Scotland to achieve Food for Life Catering Mark

23 June 2014

Fife Council and East Renfrewshire Council have become the latest local authorities in Scotland to achieve new Food for Life Catering Mark awards, demonstrating their ongoing commitment to serving fresh, healthy, sustainable food.

Soil Association Scotland's response to Becoming a Good Food Nation

18 June 2014

Good food is a right, not a privilege. As the Scottish Government launches this next phase of the national food and drink policy, we welcome the chance to help re-energise the debate and move Scotland towards becoming a Good Food Nation.

Soil Association's response to new school food standards

17 June 2014

The Soil Association's response to the new school food standards:

New school food standards encourage use of fresh, sustainable, local ingredients

17 June 2014

Today a new set of school food standards (along with accompanying guidance for schools and their cooks and caterers) was launched by Education Secretary Michael Gove.

Soil Association comment on decline in organic land

13 June 2014

Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy said: “The organic market grew by 2.8% last year and research has shown that organic shoppers expect to buy more organic products this year than last. The organic market also continues to have strong g...

Soil Association reaction to EU decision to allow Member States to go GM free

12 June 2014

Commenting on the decision by the EU to allow Member States to go GM free, Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director said:
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