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Business as usual not an option say soil experts

26 November 2014

Over 200 delegates and speakers gathered for the Soil Association's 6th annual Soil Symposium (25 November 2014) in Solihull to hear from international experts on soil and to discuss the vital area of soil resilience in agriculture.

Good for our health and NHS budgets: Event celebrates landmark year for improving hospital food

26 November 2014

NHS Trusts, caterers, commissioners and good food advocates came together in London yesterday (25 November) to reflect on the year’s remarkable developments in hospital food, now widely recognised, for the first time, as a clinical priority.

Proposed payment rates for organic maintenance and conversion in England

26 November 2014

The Soil Association are very pleased to announce the proposed payment rates for organic maintenance and conversion in England. Whilst not all types of land will attract increased payments, the new rates are much improved from the original proposals...

Open to all: Scottish Soils Conference, organised by Scottish Organic Forum, 10th March 2015

24 November 2014

United Auctions Ltd, Stirling A day focusing on the most vital asset on your farm: SOIL. Covering the state of our soils, knowing what you’ve got & how to increase productivity, including practical perspectives from farmers and growers.

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.
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