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MRSA found in British pig meat

18 June 2015

The first evidence that British-produced supermarket pig meat is contaminated by MRSA has been found in new research commissioned by The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics [1]. MRSA of livestock origin can cause serious and invasive human infections l...

Interim market update – June 2015

17 June 2015

Good news for the organic market 2015 has been a very positive year for sales of organic food and drink so far with sustained steady growth through supermarkets, combined with encouraging feedback on growth within the independent sector as well. Whi...

Pupils to make “informed choices about healthy eating”, says Ofsted in new inspection framework

16 June 2015

In a watershed moment for school food, Ofsted has formally included healthy eating and knowledge of how to eat healthily in its Common Inspection Framework published yesterday. The Food for Life Partnership welcomes the commitment to children’s heal...

Innovative farming technology offers a break-through in small scale AD

16 June 2015

Dairy farmer, David Finlay, is leading the way in low input farming systems having created the UK’s first 25kw Micro-Anaerobic Digester (AD) on his farm. The Finlays, who farm at Rainton Farm near Castle Douglas, have been exploring ways of taking c...

Calling all triticale growers

16 June 2015

Triticale is a Cinderella cereal, often playing second fiddle to wheat in the market place. However, recent field trials have shown that it often out-yields wheat, using lower nitrogen inputs, making it an economic and environmentally sustainable cr...

Flystrike reports on the rise

15 June 2015

Laura Kreciala, Specialist Certification Officer within the Producer Certification team , looks into the issues surrounding blowfly strike, and the measures that can be taken to reduce the impact of the condition. Blowfly strike can have devastating...

Organic News - BBC bias leaves no room for discussion on GM

12 June 2015

GM BBC bias leaves no room for discussion on GM On Monday, Soil Association chief executive, Helen Browning, appeared on the BBC's Panorama programme, which was heavy-handedly entitled 'GM Food - Cultivating Fear'. Despite having spent all day with ...

Elly Pear set to wake up Bristol, one free organic breakfast at a time

08 June 2015

On Wednesday 17th June, Bristol will wake up to a wealth of delicious, complimentary breakfasts as part of Organic Naturally Different’s Wake Up To Organic Campaign. Celebrated food writer and café owner Elly Pear will be giving away a delicious fre...

Why we campaign against GM

08 June 2015

Soil Association Chief Executive Helen Browning on GM: "GM is a huge distraction. It is diverting a massive amount of time, effort and attention from the really crucial issues facing food and farming - like looking after our soils. We have already d...

Glastir Organic Application Window 2016

08 June 2015

It has been announced that the Glastir Organic 2016 application window will open on 20 July 2015 (1st day of the Royal Welsh Show!)
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