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Cheap food is no longer affordable as the cost of antibiotic resistance is forecast to soar, says the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics

11 December 2014

The devastating human and economic impact of rising antimicrobial resistance forecast by a new government-commissioned report, shows that much more urgent action is needed to reduce antibiotic use in all sectors, including farming, according to the ...

Take part in our wheat variety survey

11 December 2014

The Soil Association, in conjunction with other UK certification bodies and sector organisations, is conducting a national survey to find out how different wheat varieties are performing across the country to help to accelerate wheat variety improve...

One million meals: putting organic, local, British and Farm Assured produce on the table

10 December 2014

Today (10 December) the Soil Association celebrates a landmark achievement, with one million high quality meals being served each workday in schools, universities, nurseries, workplaces, hospitals, care homes and restaurants across the UK [1]. The S...

One million meals: the Soil Association is transforming UK catering

10 December 2014

Today, we’re celebrating a land mark achievement – one million meals are served each work day in schools, universities, nurseries, workplaces, hospitals, care homes and restaurants to our Food for Life Catering Mark standards.

One million meals: hitting the Mark for freshness, sustainability, and quality

10 December 2014

“Reaching one million daily Catering Mark meals is a hugely positive sign…Massive credit to all the caterers and suppliers who are already working hard every day to serve up great quality, delicious, nutritious food. Whether it’s in a hospital, scho...

One million meals: Soil Association transforming workplace catering in UK businesses

10 December 2014

Today (10 December) the Soil Association celebrates a landmark achievement, with one million high quality meals being served each workday in schools, universities, nurseries, workplaces, hospitals, care homes and restaurants across the UK [1]. The S...

Bee Brick wins Soil Association Innovation award

04 December 2014

Bee Brick, an aesthetic home for bees that doubles as a revolutionary building material, has won a public vote to select the Soil Association’s Innovation Award winner, sponsored by the Duchy Originals Future Farming programme.

Food and drink strategies a priority for NHS trusts next year

02 December 2014

“The food we offer is often the first sight a patient or visitor gets of whether a hospital is good in other respects. Food and medical care must not be separated; food is medicine, the food we offer is part of our treatment – I urge all our commiss...

Organic: the gold standard of our vision for good food

01 December 2014

Four Trustees of the Soil Association’s seventeen Trustees resigned in November 2014 following the rejection by their fellow Trustees of a motion challenging our three year old strategy. Our strategy focusses as strongly as ever on organic food and ...

10 common myths about neonicotinoids and bees

01 December 2014

Today is the first anniversary of the two-year EU-wide restrictions on certain neonicotinoid pesticides. The restrictions were an important first step, but further action is urgently needed to protect UK pollinators. One year on, we, as part of the ...
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