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Today's news: bird decline blamed on loss of hedgerows

24 October 2014

“It is now beyond dispute that pesticides can cause a wide range of both acute and chronic adverse effects on human health… Pesticides have been approved for years without having first assessed the exposure and risks specifically for residents livin...

Organic September in Scotland

20 October 2014

September has been a very busy month for the Soil Association Scotland. It’s the month that we celebrate all things organic and encourage the public to “make a small change” to their shopping habits make “a big difference” to food, farming, wildlife...

Ben Raskin’s Seedy Weekend

20 October 2014

Our Head of Horticulture, Ben Raskin, has had a rather 'seedy weekend'. As a seed specialist, Ben tends to be involved in all things seed-related. This Saturday the Open Pollinated revolution really kicked off with the launch of the South West Seed ...

Food for Life Catering Mark influences Good Food for London rating

20 October 2014

Sustain’s Good Food for London report was launched on 16th October. It saw that nine out of the top ten boroughs it rated had achieved the Soil Association Food for Life Catering Mark at Bronze, Silver or Gold.

Trees: a Valuable Resource. Woodland Management and Biomass

16 October 2014

Wednesday 26th November, Newton Stewart

‘Farm Crap App’ wins Soil Association Innovation Award

14 October 2014

The Soil Association is delighted to announce that the SWARM Knowledge Hub’s ‘Farm Crap App’ has won top prize at the 2014 Innovation Awards, announced last week at the Soil Association Annual Conference in Swindon.

Soil Association annual conference highlights the growing evidence of chilling impacts of neonicotinoids

10 October 2014

The Soil Association’s annual conference established the case for continuing the ban on neonicotinoids. Professor Dave Goulson of the University of Sussex discussed the mounting evidence of how bees and other wildlife are being quietly poisoned by t...

Introducing Food for Life Scotland's New Website

07 October 2014

As part of Food for Life Scotland's exciting education and engagement work, our brand new and first ever dedicated website is an exciting new resource for schools and communities, where you can share your good food stories, read, share and comment o...

Becoming A Good Food Nation: Have Your Say

02 October 2014

As the Scottish Government launches the next phase of the national food and drink policy, Soil Association Scotland welcomes the opportunity to comment on the vision, aspirations and proposed priorities and plans set in the ‘ Becoming a Good Food Na...

Plymouth Big Food Event - see it on video

01 October 2014

In June, Plymouth celebrated their Big Food Event (BFE) - a city-wide celebration of good food...
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