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Monsanto’s Glyphosate now most heavily used weed-killer in history - nearly 75% of all Glyphosate ever sprayed on crops used in the last 10 Years

02 February 2016

A new paper published today in Environmental Sciences Europe confirms there has been a dramatic increase in the total volume of glyphosate applied to crops across the world. The paper, Trends in glyphosate herbicide use in the United States and glob...

Soil Association launches new aquaculture standards

01 February 2016

Today, 1 February 2016, the Soil Association launches its new updated standards for organic aquaculture and seaweed, the first to be released from a wider standards review. These standards feature higher requirements than EU regulation in certain ar...

Organic News - Scotland reveals ambitious new Organic Action Plan

29 January 2016

ORGANIC Scotland reveals ambitious new Organic Action Plan With support from the Scottish government, the Scottish Organic Forum has produced a new action plan to help foster a strong and sustainable organic food and farming industry in the country....

Fee structure change - from April 2016

27 January 2016

Soil Association Certification is changing its fee structure from April 2016. We know how important it is to support the farmers and growers producing organic food in the UK and our pricing structure in the past few years has echoed this. We kept an...

Scotland launches new organic action plan

27 January 2016

Today the Scottish Organic Forum launched Organic Ambitions, the new organic action plan for Scotland.

Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) Statements

27 January 2016

Farmers in England and Wales need to check their Basic Payment Scheme Statements carefully when they receive them. In Wales if you have received your payment check your statement carefully which is available on-line from Rural Payments Wales (RPW) w...

Organic News - India gains first fully organic state - Sikkim

22 January 2016

ORGANIC India gains first fully organic state - Sikkim Sikkim, known as the Land of Flower, will now be known for its organic initiative, too. The state gained organic status in December, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the official announceme...

Changes to the handling of producer permission requests

20 January 2016

Over the past few months we have been required by Defra to introduce some changes to the way we process requests: to bring in up to 40% non-organic breeding females, bring in non-organic poultry, the renewal or reconstitution of a herd or flock and,...

Trainee Grower 2016 Season - Daylesford Market Garden, Gloucestershire

20 January 2016

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 29, 2016 Daylesford Market Garden is looking for a trainee grower; from mid-April to mid-November.
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