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Organic News - Agriculture’s role in climate change

11 December 2015

FARMING Agriculture’s role in climate change Emma Hockridge, head of policy at the Soil Association, appeared on Farming Today last weekend to discuss the role that agriculture has to play in mitigating climate change. She discussed the fact that so...

Organic Options in Countryside Stewardship

02 December 2015

Don't miss Natural England's rotational land and horticulture payments deadline of December 15th.

Events for the New Year! SOIL: Knowing what you’ve got & making it work for you

01 December 2015

Practical hands-on day with James Bretherton, Agscope. Includes BYO soil & soil analysis session: Wednesday 20th January, Glenluce Thursday 21st January, Thankerton Friday 22nd January, Galashiels Tuesday 16th February, Tain Wednesday 17th February,...

Soil Association launches food and drink standards consultation

01 December 2015

The Soil Association is consulting on proposed changes to its organic food and drink standards which cover food and drink manufacturing, packaging and labelling. Everyone with an interest in these areas is encouraged to take part in the public consu...

Organic News - Antibiotics, farm animals and the need for change

27 November 2015

HEALTH Antibiotics, farm animals and the need for change The Alliance to Save our Antibiotics co-signed a letter to the Times on Sunday (22nd Nov) from 20 medical experts and professionals, calling for greater political action against the overuse of...

First UK Chinese certification awarded via the Soil Association Certification partnership with OFDC

24 November 2015

The first licence for UK organic exports to China has been awarded via the partnership between Soil Association Certification and China’s certification body, OFDC (Organic Food Development and Certification Centre of China). Soil Association Certifi...

Glastir Advanced 2017

24 November 2015

A new expression of interest window has opened and will close at midnight on December 4th 2015 for Glastir Advanced 2017.

Achieving Healthy and Sustainable Food in Edinburgh Universities and Colleges

24 November 2015

On 12 November 2015, Food for Life Scotland ran an event in Edinburgh in association with Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRiED) which was created in order for senior professionals from across the tertiary education sector to help identify the major ...

Progressive farming partnership launches new network of Innovative Farmers

23 November 2015

On 11 November at the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Offices, Edinburgh, an unprecedented partnership of farming groups launched a new network to support innovation by farmers. ‘Innovative Farmers’ gives farmers research support and funding on their own ...

Field Labs: an opportunity to test ideas

23 November 2015

Have you ever wanted to find out if doing something different on your farm actually makes a difference? Or have you heard of a different way of doing things, but you’re just not sure if it will be worth it? Field Labs work out effective practical ap...
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