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Defra shadow secretary calls on government to take notice of the environment and safeguard our soils at Soil Association conference.

06 November 2015

Yesterday (5th November) over 200 delegates and speakers gathered at the Soil Association’s annual Soil Symposium in Bristol. Amongst those showing support for soil was Kerry McCarthy, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affair...

Largest NHS Trust in England achieves Soil Association Food for Life Catering Mark

04 November 2015

All five hospitals in Barts Health NHS Trust have been awarded the Soil Association’s Food for Life Bronze Catering Mark in recognition of good food served in their restaurants. Restaurants in Mile End Hospital, St Bartholomew's Hospital, The Royal ...

Bees: National Pollinator Strategy needs strengthening says coalition

04 November 2015

The UK Government isn’t acting quickly enough on new evidence of the threats bees and other pollinators face in England, the Bee Coalition warned today, the first anniversary of the UK’s National Pollinator Strategy [NPS].

Launch of new organic certification service base in Scotland

02 November 2015

Soil Association Certification has announced the addition of a new Certification Officer, Abigail Catt, who will be based in the Soil Association Scotland office in Edinburgh. This new appointment in Scotland will increase specialist support and boo...

Winter housing for cattle

02 November 2015

Beef prices are under pressure so all beef farmers need to look at where they can make savings to compensate. Have you considered extending your grazing period or even not housing at all?

Organic News - European law does not do enough to protect soil

30 October 2015

ENVIRONMENT European law does not do enough to protect soil Despite the fact that we cannot live without soil, a vital resource which is rapidly depleting, there is little protection for it in EU law. Louise Payton, policy officer for the Soil Assoc...

Soil Association Certification targets captive market for organic at Nordic Organic Food Fair

28 October 2015

Organic market growth in Sweden in 2015 has so far been reported at around 50% [1], presenting a huge opportunity for organic businesses. Soil Association Certification is hosting a pavilion for licensees at the biggest annual organic trade show in ...

Organic News - Soil Association launches league table for children’s unhealthy meals

23 October 2015

FOOD Soil Association launches league table for children’s unhealthy meals On Wednesday (21st October), the Soil Association launched the second Out to Lunch league table, which assesses which high street restaurants are providing suitable and healt...

TRICK OR TREAT? Out to Lunch league table exposes the truth behind children’s menus in 21 chain restaurants and pubs

22 October 2015

A new league table ranking the health of children’s food in 21 of the UK’s most popular restaurant chains is published today (21 Oct) by the Soil Association’s Out to Lunch campaign. Two years since the first league table there have been some signif...

Use of cleaning chemicals in your dairy, bulk milk tanks and processing areas

21 October 2015

Please read if you use quaternary ammonium compounds such as BAC (benzalkonium chloride) or DDAC (didecyldimethylammonium chloride) for cleaning of milking equipment, vats, bulk tanks or any other equipment or surfaces that come into contact with yo...
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