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What tools do we need for the CAP of tomorrow? Have your say on the online forum

29 September 2010

The Soil Association has set up a discussion thread on the Farmer's Weekly website dicussion forum on Common Agricultural Policy reform ahead of the Soil Association's CAP Reform event next Thursday in London.

Consumer backlash against ‘super dairies’ could create new label for ‘free range milk’

27 September 2010

A backlash against the increasing prevalence of superdairies comprising herds of thousands of animals will lead consumers to demand more 'free range' milk, farmers predict.

Deadly antibiotic-resistant E. coli and salmonella superbugs now widespread on British farms

23 September 2010

Scientists speaking at a conference today will reveal shocking new levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in intensively reared farm animals that have the potential to spread to humans. [1]

Desperately seeking host farms for the organic apprenticeship scheme

22 September 2010

The Soil Association is calling for more host farms to come forward to support the growers of the future.

Experts caution ministers over double blow to children’s diets

16 September 2010

Experts today warn that government cuts to the Change4Life campaign and school meals threaten children’s health, and run counter to the Prime Minister’s pre-election pledge to address the commercialisation of childhood.

Half of European shoppers will buy more ethical food and drink in the future

10 September 2010

Source: IGD Half (49%) of shoppers across four European countries expect to be buying more food and grocery products with ethical credentials in the future, according to new consumer research published by international food and grocery analysts IGD....

Double-D cups offer best support for organic grower's melons

10 September 2010

Soil Association member Rowie Meers, of Purton House Organics, is using old bras to prop up her crop of galia melons, which were in danger of breaking their vines as they grew.

New tool to help farmers measure GHG emissions

07 September 2010

A new online tool should help farmers to measure the impact of Environmental Stewardship schemes on a farm’s greenhouse gas balance and sequestration from agricultural production.

Demand for raw organic milk to increase by 9% this year, says new OMSCo report

07 September 2010

Demand for raw organic milk is recovering strongly, while supplies have started to decline, according to figures from the latest annual market report from the Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative’s (OMSCo) - the UK's largest and longest established org...

Soil Association sheep scab advice newly updated

06 September 2010

A revised version of the Soil Association’s advisory fact sheet – Sheep Scab: Advice for organic producers – is now available to producer members.
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