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Increased support for organic farmers proposed

27 November 2014

Organic farmers received good news yesterday, when Defra proposed increased Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments to farmers for organic land and land in conversion to organic in England.

Better hospital food is good for our health

26 November 2014

This year has seen pioneering change in hospital food, with better food being seen as a clinical priority for the first time

Business as usual not an option say soil experts

26 November 2014

Over 200 delegates and speakers gathered for the Soil Association's 6th annual Soil Symposium (25 November 2014) in Solihull to hear from international experts on soil and to discuss the vital area of soil resilience in agriculture.

Good for our health and NHS budgets: Event celebrates landmark year for improving hospital food

26 November 2014

NHS Trusts, caterers, commissioners and good food advocates came together in London yesterday (25 November) to reflect on the year’s remarkable developments in hospital food, now widely recognised, for the first time, as a clinical priority.

Proposed payment rates for organic maintenance and conversion in England

26 November 2014

The Soil Association welcomes the announcement of the proposed payment rates for organic maintenance and conversion in England. Whilst not all types of land will attract increased payments, the new rates are much improved from the original proposals...

Open to all: Scottish Soils Conference, organised by Scottish Organic Forum

24 November 2014

A day focusing on the most vital asset on your farm: SOIL. Covering the state of our soils, knowing what you’ve got & how to increase productivity, including practical perspectives from farmers and growers.

Food for Life Partnership schools will need Catering Mark meals from 2015

21 November 2014

From 5th January 2015 all schools with an external caterer who wish to apply for a Food for Life Partnership (FFLP) award must ensure that their caterer holds a Catering Mark award.

WRAP: advice and support to help you reduce your food waste

21 November 2014

We’ve become a signatory of WRAP’S Hospitality and Food Service Agreement, which supports caterers to reduce food and packaging waste by providing practical advice.

Presentations from antibiotics Seminar on 30 Oct 2014

20 November 2014

The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, Medact, and the Royal Society of Medicine held a Seminar on 30 October in order to allow health professionals to discuss the use of antibiotics in livestock farming. The day aimed to raise awareness of this issu...

Senior medical figures join call for farm antibiotic reduction targets for first time

18 November 2014

New targets must be set and met in both medicine and agriculture, say Royal Colleges in a letter published in The Times today to coincide with European Antibiotics Awareness Day (1).
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