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The Soil Association and Whole Foods Market get London buzzing

03 July 2013

In response to the near catastrophic decline in bees and other pollinators in the UK, the Soil Association and Whole Foods Market UK are teaming up to get London buzzing.

Recognition for organic is rare good news in rough CAP deal

27 June 2013

The shape of the Common Agricultural Policy in Europe is now agreed. The Soil Association warmly welcomes the fact that there is now an explicit legal article that supports organic farming (Article 30) in the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Dev...

Comment: Foston pig farm development

26 June 2013

In a vote last night, South Derbyshire District Council upheld its objection to the proposed large scale pig farm in Foston. As the key democratic representative of local opinion, the District Council's continued, steadfast opposition, is bad news f...

Engaging with the Scottish Government

18 June 2013

The need for transitional arrangements for organic conversion and maintenance 2014-2015 The Scottish Organic Forum is engaging in negotiations with Scottish Government to secure ongoing funding for organic farming during the transition period to the...

Eating organic, local and in-season food can contribute to a sustainable and healthy world, included as part of practical advice for the IF Campaign

07 June 2013

The Soil Association is working with the national IF campaign to the highlight the positive impact of choosing organic, local and in-season produce.

Gold Food for Life Chef wins LACA award

04 June 2013

Pamela Jamieson has been awarded the Highly Commended Main Course prize in LACA's UK School Chef of the Year award, for her dish of ravioli with tomato sauce and parmesan breadstick.

The Soil Association comments on research released today by the British Nutrition Foundation

03 June 2013

Research released today by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) reveals that nearly a third (29 per cent) of primary school children surveyed think that cheese comes from plants, one in ten secondary school children believe that tomatoes grow unde...

Weather Aid Scheme (Scotland) 2013

03 June 2013

£6 million aid package for livestock and arable farmers -- APPLICATIONS OPEN.

Updated Organic Action Plan represents new opportunities for organic farmers

29 May 2013

On Monday 27th May, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead launched the updated Organic Action Plan at Pitgaveny Farm, Elgin. The updated Organic Action Plan for 2013-2015, which first published in 2011, introduces new initiatives to help meet gro...
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