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Organic News - Bee-harming chemical firms invited to decision-making meeting on neonicotinoid ban

31 July 2015

ENVIRONMENT Bee-harming chemical firms invited to decision-making meeting on neonicotinoid ban Bayer and Syngenta, the chemical giants responsible for creating bee-harming neonicotinoid insecticides, were the only external attendees invited to the U...

Al Jazeera programme explores threat of antibiotic resistance

29 July 2015

Al Jazeera's programme The Cure 'investigates the scale of the threat of antibiotic resistance, and how overuse of drugs in farming and human medicine is endangering the future of modern medicine'. You can view the programme online here .

Langford Abattoir providing slaughter services to livestock farmers

27 July 2015

Langford Abattoir is integral part of the University of Bristol School of Veterinary Science and we are dedicated to provide our customers with the best in animal welfare and product quality. As we play an important role in the education of our vete...

Organics go East: Soil Association exclusive offer to exploding Asian market

23 July 2015

The Soil Association has negotiated an exclusive offer for its licensees to exhibit at Natural and Organic Products Asia (NOPA) taking place in Hong Kong on August 26-28th. The expo will bring together 5000 industry professionals from around the wor...

Plowright Organic – Apprentice Assistant Grower Vacancy

23 July 2015

Job vacancy, immediate effect with the potential to join the Future Growers scheme 2016.

Help shape the Scottish Organic Action Plan

22 July 2015

The Scottish Organic Forum (SOF) - an industry-led body working to strengthen and promote Scotland's organic food and drink supply chain through collaboration - is in the process of updating the current Scottish Organic Action Plan. Its aim is to st...

Bristol care home food champion recognised at national Food for Life Catering Mark Awards

20 July 2015

A Bristol charity that is becoming a trailblazer for food standards in the care industry has had a member of staff recognised at the Soil Association’s national Food for Life Catering Mark Awards in London.

Soil Association calls for ban on Glyphosate: the world’s most widely sold weedkiller

20 July 2015

The Soil Association is calling for a UK ban on the use of Glyphosate sprayed on UK wheat as a pre-harvest weedkiller and its use to kill the crop to ripen it faster. New figures analysed by the Soil Association from government data were released at...

Soil Association launches attack on runaway maize: subsidised soil destruction

20 July 2015

The Soil Association is today (20 July2015) releasing a new report, runaway maize: subsidised soil destruction, exposing shocking evidence that this crop is threatening the future of farming and food security in the UK. Maize is responsible for envi...

Calling all triticale growers

20 July 2015

Triticale is a Cinderella cereal, often playing second fiddle to wheat in the market place. However, recent field trials have shown that it often out-yields wheat, using lower nitrogen inputs, making it an economic and environmentally sustainable cr...
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