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Small changes to Catering Mark inspection programme

29 April 2014

All Catering Mark holders and applicants have now been informed of some small changes to the Food for Life Catering Mark inspection programme.

Comment: Defra's approval of Rothamsted research into GM camelina

16 April 2014

Commenting on Defra's approval of Rothamsted's research in to GM camelina, Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy said:

Soil Association Organic Innovation Award 2014 announced at Natural and Organic Awards

16 April 2014

Winners of the prestigious Natural and Organic Awards 2014 , hosted in association with the Soil Association, were announced at the Natural and Organic Products show on Sunday 13 April at the Novotel London West.

CAP reform update Spring 2014

14 April 2014

We have brought together basic information on the current state of play of this round of CAP reform for each country of the UK with specific reference to organic farming. Many details are still being worked out by Defra. The Soil Association is work...

Soil Association in new partnership to certify organic exports to China

14 April 2014

Soil Association Certification and China’s organic certification body, Organic Food Development Centre (OFDC), have entered into a unique partnership that makes it cheaper and simpler for the UK’s organic businesses to export to China.

EU Organic Regulation Consultation

11 April 2014

The EU Commission is carrying out a review of the organic regulation which sets the baseline rules for all organic food and farming throughout Europe.

Social Media Workshop Roundup

07 April 2014

Our very first training event in March was on how organic businesses and the sector can best use social media to showcase our achievements and what we can offer.

Soil Association calls on public to help ‘Save our Seeds’ at 2014 Edible Garden Show

02 April 2014

On Friday (28 March 2014) Ben Raskin, Soil Association head of horticulture spoke at the Edible Garden Show to talk about the growing threat to our seed diversity and the importance of saving seeds: all part of the charity’s new ‘save our seeds’ cam...

Soil Association comment on Cancer Research UK study on organic food

28 March 2014

Commenting on the Cancer Research UK study, which found eating organic food does not lessen women's chances of developing cancer, Peter Melchett, Soil Association director of policy said:
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