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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).

New market opportunity for red meat in South Wales

18 November 2014

Cig Calon Cymru based in Carmarthenshire, South Wales is looking for suppliers of organic cull cows (dairy and sucklers), organic commercial/prime beef, organic cull ewes and in the near future organic lambs to meet the demand from a new and growing...

Farm antibiotic use must be reduced

18 November 2014

Binding targets to reduce the use of antibiotics in agriculture must be set and met, before antimicrobial resistance claims more lives and modern medicine loses its most important tool.

Avian flu - update

18 November 2014

Poultry producers may have seen the news regarding a case of avian flu, near Driffield in East Riding of Yorkshire. Further details can be found on the BBC website here .

New SRDP Draft Organic Payment Rates

18 November 2014

Soil Association Scotland welcomes the announcement of the new draft payments rate for organic conversion and maintenance as part of the new SRDP. The rates are being discussed with European Commission so are in draft at present.

Monsanto pays out millions for GM Wheat contamination

14 November 2014

In an extraordinary settlement, Monsanto has agreed to pay over $2.3 million (£1.5 million) compensation to American wheat farmers because of economic losses from GM contamination of their wheat crops. Farmers in the Oregon, Idaho and Washington Sta...

Dragon’s Den Winners get the NPD treatment!

13 November 2014

The three winning businesses from August’s Organic Dragon’s Den took their places on an intensive new product development (NPD) session, a prize designed to help each business to further success in the marketplace.
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