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Soil Association launches aquaculture standards consultation

29 September 2015

The Soil Association is consulting on proposed changes to its organic aquaculture standards and is calling on producers, industry experts and consumers with an interest in organic aquaculture to have their say.

Important notice regarding applying for organic Conversion and Management options in England

28 September 2015

It has been brought to our attention that there is no space on the Countryside Stewartship application form to put in organic Management options as a follow on from Conversion options. I.e., you can only apply for one or the other as the form only a...

Listen to interview of policy director Peter Melchett

28 September 2015

Listen to the audio recording of a live interview between Ben Webster, environment editor at the Times and Peter Melchett, policy director at the Soil Association.

Autumn - watch out for liver fluke in your animals

28 September 2015

Sara Ogborne, Certification Officer within the Producer Certification team, tells us more about this dreaded parasite and what you can do to manage its impact.

Organic News - Jamie Oliver votes for organic

25 September 2015

ORGANIC Jamie Oliver votes for organic In his new book, Everyday Superfood, Jamie Oliver has championed organic food. In this extract that features on his website, he says that rather than being an unaffordable luxury, organic is just another word f...

Breeding for Blight-Resistance in Organic Potatoes (incl. Tattie Tasting!), 16th November

24 September 2015

11am - 3pm, Black Isle A half-day event looking at blight-resistant organic potato varieties, with a chance to taste the results.

No early basic payments

23 September 2015

After rumours that there could be early payments or advances made of the Basic payment to help with easing the cash flow difficulties being experienced on many UK farms it is not going to happen. RPA England, Welsh Government, Scottish Government an...

Sign the petition - Universal Infant Free School Meals is under threat

22 September 2015

Three years ago, our Food for Life programme formed part of the expert panel that put together the School Food Plan . As part of the preparation, the panel read lots of research, visited more than 60 schools and spoke to hundreds of teachers and pup...

Organic News - Organic market on the rise

18 September 2015

ORGANIC Organic market on the rise At the Soil Association's annual Trade Briefing on the 15th September, it was revealed that organic food and drink sales in the UK rose by 3% during the year ending 15 August 2015. Total sales are at £1.3 billion -...
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