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Food for Life Scotland Education Team at Eat, Drink, Discover Scotland

19 September 2014

The Food for Life Scotland education team attended Eat, Drink, Discover Scotland on Friday 12 th and Saturday 13 th of September.

Workshop Summary: Agri-Tech Catalyst Networking Event, Thursday 28th August 2014, Glasgow

17 September 2014

The Agri-Tech Catalyst* With £70m of government funding, the Agri-Tech Catalyst, which has been set up by the Technology Strategy Board and the BBSRC, will help to ‘commercialise UK agricultural innovation’. There are currently no examples of fundin...

Trees: a Valuable Resource. Woodland Management and Biomass

17 September 2014

Wednesday 29th October, Elphin, nr Ullapool A practical day looking at trees: from planting and pruning to processing; how to manage existing woodland; opportunities for selling wood and wood fuel; what you need to know to commission a boiler; the R...

Important message to all organic farmers in Wales

17 September 2014

Applications for the Glastir Organic Scheme will need to be made this autumn between 29th September and 31st October .

Soil Association unveils new textiles certification scheme with Flo Cert

15 September 2014

The Soil Association is pleased to announce a newly formed partnership with FLOCERT, a global certification and verification company, to provide certification for organic textiles. This newly formed collaboration agreement will speed up certificatio...

European Commission ignores scientists’ warnings over routine use of antibiotics in farmed animals

15 September 2014

European Commission proposals published last Wednesday, 10th September, for updating regulations on farm antibiotic use ignore advice from the Lancet Infectious Diseases Commission to phase out routine preventative use, according to the Alliance to ...

Honey and GM testing

12 September 2014

In May 2014 the European Commission issued an Amendment of the Honey Directive 2001/110/EC - Directive 2014/63/EU.

Reminder regarding identifying Soil Association on non-retail labels

12 September 2014

Standard 40.10.42 was revised in 2013 and came into effect from February 2014. The amendment was an additional requirement to include the words 'Soil Association Organic’ or the Soil Association symbol on labels you apply to your products, or for bu...

British Retail Consortium (BRC) Storage and Distribution Audits

12 September 2014

Soil Association Certification and Kiwa PAI are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer BRC Storage and Distribution audits and certification, following ten years of our successful partnership delivering the full range of BRC Food Safety s...

Antibiotic usage in livestock (standards 10.9.7 and 10.9.8)

12 September 2014

With the growing problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, antibiotics from the fluoroquinolone and 3rd and 4th generation cephalosporin groups are critically important for use in human and animal medicine. To prevent bacteria from developing ...
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