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The Soil Association welcomes RDP support for organic farmers in Northern Ireland

28 August 2015

This week the European Commission formally approved the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014 – 2020 for Northern Ireland. The Soil Association is delighted that the final Programme includes a budget of £2.5million for organic support payments betw...

Caterers invited to join the Organic September celebration for the first time

27 August 2015

This Organic September, the Soil Association launches the biggest UK wide celebration of all things organic, bringing together organic producers, processers, retailers and businesses. To help caterers be part of the celebration, the Soil Association...

Controlling Rushes Without Chemicals (second meetings)

24 August 2015

Half day workshops looking at controlling rushes without chemicals, following on from successful meetings in June which explored a number of available options at local crofts.

New to Organic? Soil Association Certification launches first ever business training for start-ups and small businesses.

24 August 2015

A brand new one day course is being held by Soil Association Certification to help start-ups and small business who are looking to join the growing organic sector. The course, held at Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre on the 14th October, will bring ...

Organic News - Scottish GM crop ban riles former science adviser

21 August 2015

GM Scottish GM crop ban riles former science adviser Professor Muffy Calder, the former chief science adviser to the Scottish Government, has warned that the decision to ban GM crops could have ‘apocalyptic’ consequences for Scotland. She claims tha...

Soil Association supports organic farmers with its biggest ever nationwide celebration in September

14 August 2015

This Organic September, the Soil Association is targeting an increase of 6% in organic sales. The celebration of all things organic will affect organic producers, processors, businesses and retailers across the UK. The whole industry is working toge...

GM crop ban - Scotland to protect clean, green status and prohibit GM crops

10 August 2015

Welcoming the decision by the Scottish Government, Soil Association Policy Director, Peter Melchett said; “Scotland's determination to keep out GM crops is good news for the UK as a whole, because it sets a high standard that England, Wales and Nort...

Organic News - Sales of Roundup weedkiller pulled as main chemical suspected carcinogen

07 August 2015

HEALTH Sales of Roundup weedkiller pulled as main chemical suspected carcinogen European countries are sitting up and paying attention to the recent ruling by the World Health Organisation (WHO) which declared that glyphosate, the main ingredient in...

Aquaculture standards consultation drawing to a close

07 August 2015

The deadline is approaching for producers, industry experts and consumers with an interest in organic aquaculture to have their say on Soil Association’s proposed changes to its aquaculture standards.

Organic Your September with the Soil Association

05 August 2015

This September, the Soil Association is launching the biggest ever Organic September, the UK’s celebration of all things organic. With more people looking for healthy, ethical and local food, Organic September makes it even easier to eat and live we...
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