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Organic News - 24 April 2015

24 April 2015

ORGANIC Is organic food is tastier because we feel good about buying it? A study by Scottish scientists found that the moral satisfaction we get from choosing fair trade, locally sourced and organic produce makes it tastes better. The study was publ...

Organic Trade Board and The Soil Association call for independents to join campaign to 'wake up to organic'

21 April 2015

Organic Trade Board and The Soil Association are calling for independent organic retailers to take part in ‘Wake Up To Organic’ - a new campaign designed to drive footfall and awareness of organic products this summer.

Soil Association launches new campaign to support independent retailers

21 April 2015

The Soil Association is releasing a new package of support for independent retailers following continued growth in the sector over the past 3 years. The Soil Association 2015 Organic Market Report revealed the independent sector continues to outpace...

2015 Natural and Organic Awards winners announced

21 April 2015

Winners of the Natural and Organic Awards 2015, hosted in association with the Soil Association, were announced at the Natural and Organic Products show on Sunday 19 April at the Excel Centre, London. The annual ceremony, now in its twentieth year, ...

Soil Association Certification announces new chief executive

21 April 2015

Soil Association Certification, the UK's largest organic certification body, has appointed Martin Sawyer as its new chief executive. Martin brings a strong background in the food industry and is well placed to lead Soil Association Certification thr...

Seasonal trainees wanted for Kent organic vegetable farm

16 April 2015

We are looking for one or two seasonal workers for our organic farm producing field vegetables, glasshouse salads and vegetable transplants near Canterbury, East Kent.

An intro to Organic Maintenance & Conversion - Scotland

16 April 2015

Introduction Any land in Scotland that is eligible for the Basic Payment Scheme is also eligible for organic conversion and maintenance options. Proposed conversion payments rates have been increased across every land type, and fully organic and in-...

Support for Organic Farming

15 April 2015

2015 is likely to be a year of change for many farming businesses across Scotland, and some may use the opportunity to reflect and take stock of where they are – and where they want to go next. There are many pressures on modern farmers, not least m...

Record number of Soil Association licensees to attend Natural and Organic Products Europe

14 April 2015

A record number of Soil Association Certification brands will be exhibiting at this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe on 19th – 20th April. Over 90 Soil Association certified businesses will be at the show to exhibit the best in organic. The ...
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