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Aquaculture standards consultation drawing to a close

07 August 2015

The deadline is approaching for producers, industry experts and consumers with an interest in organic aquaculture to have their say on Soil Association’s proposed changes to its aquaculture standards.

Organic Your September with the Soil Association

05 August 2015

This September, the Soil Association is launching the biggest ever Organic September, the UK’s celebration of all things organic. With more people looking for healthy, ethical and local food, Organic September makes it even easier to eat and live we...

Join our field trip to West Wales

05 August 2015

We have four places available on our Future Growers field trip to West Wales where we will be visiting Troed y Rhiw and other farms. This is a great opportunity to meet other Future Growers and see what the scheme is all about and find out if a plac...

Assistant Grower/Apprenticeship in Wales - January 2016 start

05 August 2015

Troed y Rhiw Organics, West Wales are seeking a keen and enthusiastic grower for a busy and diverse horticulture business on our 23 acre Soil Association certified organic farm.

Government allows use of banned neonicotinoid pesticides

04 August 2015

On 22 July 2015 the government temporarily lifted a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides in certain parts of the country following an emergency application by the National Farmers Union (NFU). We feel this decision is astonishing given the growing body o...

Letter to Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP

04 August 2015

Read the Soil Association's letter to the Rt Honorable Elizabeth Truss MP, addressing our concerns over the recent authorisation of the use of two banned neonicotinoid pesticides.

Coed Du Hall Hospital celebrates double gold with Food for Life Catering Mark

03 August 2015

Coed Du Hall Hospital is delighted to announce that it has achieved the Soil Association Gold Food for Life Catering Mark award and also that Head Chef Stephanie Steel won the Catering Mark Awards for Excellence Champion 2015 in the hospital section...

Organic News - Bee-harming chemical firms invited to decision-making meeting on neonicotinoid ban

31 July 2015

ENVIRONMENT Bee-harming chemical firms invited to decision-making meeting on neonicotinoid ban Bayer and Syngenta, the chemical giants responsible for creating bee-harming neonicotinoid insecticides, were the only external attendees invited to the U...

Al Jazeera programme explores threat of antibiotic resistance

29 July 2015

Al Jazeera's programme The Cure 'investigates the scale of the threat of antibiotic resistance, and how overuse of drugs in farming and human medicine is endangering the future of modern medicine'. You can view the programme online here .

Langford Abattoir providing slaughter services to livestock farmers

27 July 2015

Langford Abattoir is integral part of the University of Bristol School of Veterinary Science and we are dedicated to provide our customers with the best in animal welfare and product quality. As we play an important role in the education of our vete...
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