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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.

Gold for RSPB Loch Leven in a Scottish first

21 July 2014

RSPB’s Loch Leven reserve has become the first visitor attraction in Scotland to achieve the Gold Food for Life Catering Mark.

Prince of Wales visits innovative research project

18 July 2014

As part of his annual Food and Farming Summer School, HRH The Prince of Wales met with students and farmers at Eastbrook Farm in Wiltshire.

Today's News: Nearly two thirds of bread products found to contain pesticide residues

17 July 2014

"To many of us, especially those who grow our own, the idea that organically produced fruit and veg is good for you just seems instinctively right. When you know what has - and hasn't - gone into the soil and how little the sophisticated processes o...

New report: why we need a new recipe for farming, wildlife, food and public health

15 July 2014

10 UK organisations collaborate to challenge future governments to fix our broken food system. Our organisations have come together for the first time to connect some very important issues and start a conversation that affects us all.

New research shows significant nutritional differences between organic and non-organic food

11 July 2014

New research from Newcastle University, to be published on Tuesday 15 July, in the British Journal of Nutrition , has shown that organic crops and crop-based foods – including fruit, vegetables and cereals – are up to 60% higher in a number of key a...

Soil Association comment on study which associates neonicotinoid use with decline in bird populations

11 July 2014

Commenting on research which associates neonicotinoid use with decline in bird populations, Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy said:

Edible Edinburgh: A Sustainable Food City Plan launched

09 July 2014

Local growers, sustainable food groups, volunteers and community leaders were on hand earlier this month to celebrate the launch of Edible Edinburgh: A Sustainable Food City Plan, the launch was celebrated with a specially planned and cooked feast a...

Soil Association calling for ban on beauty product ingredient, following rise in cases of skin complaints

07 July 2014

On Saturday (5 July 2014) Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director will call for a ban on two preservatives found in high street health and beauty products.
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