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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:

Please help us ensure a fair deal for organic farming in the new CAP

11 June 2014

Please help us engage with the current local level consultation on agri-environment payments in the newly reformed CAP.

CAP reform update June 2014

06 June 2014

We have brought together the latest basic information on the current state of play of this round of CAP reform for each country of the UK with specific reference to organic farming. Many details are still being worked out by Defra. The Soil Associat...

A week left to complete Defra survey on Country of Origin Labelling in the Catering Sector

06 June 2014

Defra has invited participants for a survey on Voluntary Country of Origin Labelling in the Catering and Hospitality Sector

Seeking a Successor for Skye Forest Garden

04 June 2014

Soil Association licensee Sandy Masson owns and runs Skye Forest Garden, an enchanting 16 acre (6.5ha) woodland peninsula situated at Sleat on the beautiful Isle of Skye.

DOFF Field Labs prove popular in Europe

04 June 2014

Soil Association Research Manager Kate Pressland and Agricultural Development Manager Colleen McCulloch visited the beautiful city of Prague recently, where their work on the DOFF Field Lab program was very well received by an audience of UK and Eur...

2014 Soil Association Organic Awards open for entries!

02 June 2014

Today sees the launch of the 2014 Soil Association Organic Awards, starting the search for the UK’s favourite organic products.

Delay by Prime Minister over antibiotic resistance action puts UK health in danger

02 June 2014

The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics is urging the Prime Minister to make the announcement on antimicrobial resistance he promised the House of Commons during Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday 7th May 2014.

Comment on organic farmer Steve Marsh losing his landmark court case over GM crop contamination

28 May 2014

Commenting on organic farmer Steve Marsh losing his landmark court case over GM crop contamination, Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy said:
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