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Intensive farming link with bovine TB

11 November 2015

A new study by the University of Exeter, funded by BBSRC and published in the Royal Society journal Biological Letters, was published today highlighting the link between intensive farming and bovine TB.

Have your say - the future of Scottish agriculture

09 November 2015

The Scottish Government is calling for feedback from stakeholders and the public, with a view to helping inform future policy directions for the future of Scottish Agriculture . We want to hear what you think to help inform our response.

Organic News - MP Kerry McCarthy speaks at Soil Association’s annual Soil Symposium

06 November 2015

FARMING MP Kerry McCarthy speaks at Soil Association’s annual Soil Symposium Shadow Defra secretary, Kerry McCarthy, spoke at this year’s Annual Soil Symposium, hosted by the Soil Association last night (Thurs 5th November). In her speech, she empha...

Defra shadow secretary calls on government to take notice of the environment and safeguard our soils at Soil Association conference.

06 November 2015

Yesterday (5th November) over 200 delegates and speakers gathered at the Soil Association’s annual Soil Symposium in Bristol. Amongst those showing support for soil was Kerry McCarthy, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affair...

Largest NHS Trust in England achieves Soil Association Food for Life Catering Mark

04 November 2015

All five hospitals in Barts Health NHS Trust have been awarded the Soil Association’s Food for Life Bronze Catering Mark in recognition of good food served in their restaurants. Restaurants in Mile End Hospital, St Bartholomew's Hospital, The Royal ...

Bees: National Pollinator Strategy needs strengthening says coalition

04 November 2015

The UK Government isn’t acting quickly enough on new evidence of the threats bees and other pollinators face in England, the Bee Coalition warned today, the first anniversary of the UK’s National Pollinator Strategy [NPS].

Launch of new organic certification service base in Scotland

02 November 2015

Soil Association Certification has announced the addition of a new Certification Officer, Abigail Catt, who will be based in the Soil Association Scotland office in Edinburgh. This new appointment in Scotland will increase specialist support and boo...

Winter housing for cattle

02 November 2015

Beef prices are under pressure so all beef farmers need to look at where they can make savings to compensate. Have you considered extending your grazing period or even not housing at all?

Organic News - European law does not do enough to protect soil

30 October 2015

ENVIRONMENT European law does not do enough to protect soil Despite the fact that we cannot live without soil, a vital resource which is rapidly depleting, there is little protection for it in EU law. Louise Payton, policy officer for the Soil Assoc...
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