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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...

Medical experts call for ban on preventative use of antibiotics in groups of healthy animals

23 November 2015

Following World Antibiotics Awareness Week, 20 senior representatives from health and medical organisations co-signed a letter, published in the Times, calling on the UK Government and European Commission to put an end to routine, purely preventativ...

Soil Association launches new online market place for organic businesses

18 November 2015

As the Christmas shopping rush hots up, the Soil Association is supporting all organic businesses by guiding customers to a more sustainable Christmas with the Soil Association’s new online Organic Christmas Market. Seasonal recipes and tips on how ...

North Ayrshire serves up gold standard

17 November 2015

North Ayrshire Council continues to lead the way in public sector catering after achieving the Soil Association’s Gold Food for Life Catering Mark for the third year running, serving fresh and healthy meals made with local and organic ingredients. G...

Treat Yourself this Organic Christmas with the Soil Association

16 November 2015

As the Christmas shopping rush hots up, the Soil Association is making it easy to shop differently for food and gifts and helping people have a sustainable Christmas with a new Organic Christmas Market, exclusive seasonal recipes from top chefs and ...

Organic News - Increased risk of bovine TB linked to intensive farming

13 November 2015

FARMING Increased risk of bovine TB linked to intensive farming According to a new study conducted by the University of Exeter, farms with herds of 150 cattle or more are 50% more likely to suffer an outbreak of TB than herds with fewer than 50 anim...

Soil Association press comment on EFSA's decision that glyphosate does not cause cancer

12 November 2015

Peter Melchett, policy director at the Soil Association said: “The EFSA decision is absolutely no surprise. Given that this review of glyphosate relies almost entirely on industry funded, unpublished studies, it would be unthinkable for the EFSA to ...

Sustainable Food Cities come to Edinburgh

11 November 2015

How do you put sustainable food at the heart of your local area? Representatives from more than 20 UK locations got together in Edinburgh on 6 November to discuss that question at the Food for Life Scotland Sustainable Food Cities networking event.
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