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Soil Association Certification & the Carbon Trust announce new partnership to develop a sustainable catering standard

10 February 2016

Soil Association Certification is partnering with the Carbon Trust to develop a bespoke sustainable catering standard to complement the Food for Life Catering Mark. As well as food provenance and supply chain, covered by the existing Catering Mark a...

Field Lab ideas: beef and sheep

10 February 2016

We have had a lot of field lab ideas following feedback from producers and the industry. Three of these are detailed below. If you are interested in being part of these or if you have any of your own ideas then please get in touch. Call David on 077...

Soil Association comment on EU auditing of organic food

06 February 2016

Bringing in non-organic female breeding stock is not a common occurrence and only happens when organic stock cannot be sourced. Under Soil Association organic standards, large (non-organic) animals - such cattle, sheep and pigs - can never be sold a...

Organic News - Glyphosate - the most widely applied herbicide ever

05 February 2016

ENVIRONMENT Glyphosate - the most widely applied herbicide ever Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, is the world’s most widely-used weed killer. According to a new study in Environmental Sciences Europe, it is estimated that 1.6...

Organic farming funding support in Scotland

05 February 2016

Farmers and growers in Scotland have the opportunity to apply for organic conversion and organic maintenance payments, until the deadline of 15 April 2016.

Save our soils! New report outlines 7 ways farmers and the Government can help rebuild British soil and protect UK farming industry

05 February 2016

The Soil Association is releasing a new document calling on policy makers and farmers to do their bit to protect UK soils. In 2014 researchers estimated that the country will only see 100 more harvests if soil loss and degradation continues at its c...

Over 50% of English primary schools now serve Catering Mark standard food

03 February 2016

Over half of all primary schools in England are serving food that is ethical, sustainable, free from controversial additives and meets School Food Standards – thanks to the Soil Association’s Food for Life Catering Mark. It’s a huge step towards imp...

New Soil Association Certification webinar reveals why values driven sourcing is good for business

02 February 2016

Soil Association Certification’s first ever free webinar specifically for suppliers will discuss how ethical sourcing can help improve their business. The Food for Life Catering Mark runs a successful Supplier Scheme, giving suppliers a chance to up...
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