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Today's News: Green Party backs call for ban on using antibiotics on farms

31 July 2014

"It is increasingly clear that the overuse of antibiotics is putting the effectiveness of these vital drugs at grave risk. The use of antibiotics to prop up a farming system where animals are kept in inhumane and completely unsuitable conditions, su...

Soil Association launches Organic Beauty Week to the press

31 July 2014

The Soil Association hosted a press event for key national press and magazine beauty directors on 24th June to launch Organic Beauty Week. Held in the penthouse suite of the prestigious Rosewood Hotel in London, the event aimed to educate editors on...

Field Lab Report: Under-sowing kale with a legume green manure

31 July 2014

SFIN recently had a great day up in Inverurie looking at undersowing. Using low growing legumes to undersow a cash crop is a well-established practice (in cereals); to help control weeds, protect the soil and provide fertility to subsequent crops. F...

Save our Seeds new film

30 July 2014

The Soil Association's Ben Raskin has teamed up with the Guardian's Kim Stoddart to explain how seed-saving can save money, liven up your garden and help you cut down on food miles.

Today's News: NHS plans to tackle obesity in employees

30 July 2014

"We cannot tackle the crisis of overweight and obesity in the UK without transforming the food culture of workplaces, and the NHS is the UK's largest employer. By providing freshly prepared, appetising, nutritious and sustainable meals to staff, vis...

Soil Muck & Money Event

29 July 2014

Thursday 11th September, Caithness. A practical day looking at soil & grassland management and making best use of FYM & slurry; there will also be a seeder demonstration.

First case of MRSA found in UK pig – government must act now to limit farm antibiotic use

28 July 2014

The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics is calling on the government to urgently carry out a full MRSA survey of the UK pig industry to determine how widespread the superbug is after the first-ever case in a British pig was found in Northern Ireland 1...

Forum discusses the Organic Future

23 July 2014

The Scottish Organic Forum held an open workshop on the 10th of July at SAC Craibstone, to discuss the future of the organic sector in Scotland. Many local farmers attended, along with Nigel Miller from NFUS, Frank Strang, Scottish Government and Pr...

Soil Association welcomes Government’s new Plan for Public Procurement

21 July 2014

The Government’s new Plan for Public Procurement, launched by Defra today (Monday 21st July), aims to realise the potential of public procurement to improve the nation’s health, promote sustainable systems of food production, and support UK farmers....

Lighter London Initative launched

21 July 2014

The Mayor of London has announced an ambitious new pilot to tackle child obesity through schools and communities. The Lighter London initiative is being launched in two London boroughs, Lambeth and Croydon, and aims to transform the way we eat.
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