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Soil Association Websiteen-GBCopyright Soil Association firstname.lastname@example.orgSoil Association Organic Innovation Award 2014 announced at Natural and Organic Awards 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.
kstinchcombeWed, 16 Apr 2014 11:05:00 GMTSoil Association 2014 Organic Market Report reveals growth in organic sales for the first time in four years The Soil Association’s annual Organic Market Report today reveals that the organic sector has seen growth of 2.8% in 2013: the first time the organic market has seen annual growth since 2008.
fnorrisThu, 13 Mar 2014 08:57:00 GMTOrganic growth investment fund launched The investment division of sustainable bank Triodos has launched a new investment fund, investing in leading, privately owned organic food and sustainable consumer product companies across Europe.
eroseWed, 05 Feb 2014 13:08:00 GMTComment: Organic farming – the scientifically proven way of saving bees The biggest ever review into whether organic farming benefits wildlife has taken place – and the findings are clear – organic farms have on average nearly a third more different species of wildlife. The researchers stated in the report that "organic...
swestonTue, 04 Feb 2014 09:37:00 GMTBBC Food and Farming Awards 2014 Just launched, nominations are now open for this year's Food and Farming Awards. The Awards celebrate the best of British food and those companies and individuals who grow, make and supply it.
smorganThu, 09 Jan 2014 11:47:00 GMTRemembering Richard Jacobs Tributes have been paid to Richard Jacobs, the chief executive of national certification body, Organic Farmers & Growers, who has died at the age of 50.
ljonesThu, 05 Dec 2013 12:13:00 GMTSoil Association's Organic September campaign lifts sales The Soil Association's annual Organic September campaign has delivered a strong boost to the organic market, confirming further that the UK organic market is back into good growth with positive figures since the start of 2013. The Small Changes, Big...
hblackWed, 06 Nov 2013 15:55:00 GMTTrade Team check out Growth of Organic across Europe As most other European markets for organic food and drink have continued to grow at pace despite any recessionary pressures during the last few years, it is clear that the UK is unique in experiencing more challenging times. To find out more, key me...
eroseThu, 31 Oct 2013 16:21:00 GMTThe Raw Chocolate Company wins 2 Gold Stars in Great Taste Awards Congratulations to the Raw Chocolate Company who won 2 gold stars for their new Goji Berry & Orange Raw Chocolate Bar in the 2013 Great Taste Awards.
ljonesTue, 01 Oct 2013 16:56:00 GMTWhat you can say about benefits when selling organic food – new statements The Soil Association is issuing a new report containing positive statements in support of organic food and farming having sought guidance from the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) Copy Advice Team.
hblackThu, 19 Sep 2013 15:04:00 GMTSoil Association launches Organic September – Small Changes, Big Difference The Soil Association is launching Organic September – Small Changes, Big Difference to show the huge difference consumers can make by switching one household item to organic. Running throughout September, the campaign will be the UK’s biggest celebr...
ncollins-danielMon, 19 Aug 2013 11:23:00 GMTOrganic sector returns to growth as horsemeat effect takes hold Organic sales are back in sustained growth - as the ‘Horsegate effect’ proves longer-lasting than many predicted…
fnorrisMon, 15 Jul 2013 15:05:00 GMTSoil Association reports increase in organic sales over three months since the horsemeat scandal Latest figures from Kantar World-panel reveal organic sales through supermarkets have increased steadily for the past three months. The 12 week year on year picture shows a +1.6% for organic food sales - the first time the market has seen year on ye...
ncollins-danielWed, 08 May 2013 09:29:00 GMTOrganic market on the move! Sales of organic products through the main supermarkets have risen significantly during the past two months and are performing better than the previous 10 months. According to Kantar Worldpanel data, the 12 week year-on-year trend for organic food t...
fnorrisFri, 26 Apr 2013 10:51:00 GMTSoil Association 2013 Organic Market Report reveals significant areas of growth in organic sales The Organic Market Report published by the Soil Association highlights key areas of growth in online retail, independent outlets and a shift towards younger consumers during 2012. Overall, the market has dipped by 1.5% as the UK continues through it...
fnorrisWed, 20 Mar 2013 00:01:00 GMTTrade on Greenpeace's field at Glastonbury 2013 Since the early nineties Greenpeace have been one of the lead charities invited by the Glastonbury Festival to operate at the festival where they have their own field on which they promote themselves and their international campaigns.
eroseTue, 08 Jan 2013 13:42:00 GMTCatering Mark consultations: have your say We are consulting on three areas of the Food for Life Catering Mark standards
eroseWed, 19 Dec 2012 17:23:00 GMTFinal version of group strategy published The Soil Association is pleased to publish the final version of its new group strategy: The Road to 2020. The publication sees the culmination of a large-scale consultation exercise with stakeholders, and sets out our goals and priorities over the s...
tyoungThu, 01 Mar 2012 16:34:00 GMT10 small steps to a big organic Christmas The choices we make over the festive season - about what goes on our plates, the presents we buy, what we wear and what we put on our skin – have far reaching consequences for our health, the health of our countryside, and the development of countri...
jstrideTue, 29 Nov 2011 17:05:00 GMTOrganic heroes nominated for Radio 4 Food & Farming Awards The Soil Association led Food for Life Partnership , the lottery funded network of schools and communities across England committed to transforming food culture, has been nominated for the prestigious Derek Cooper award in the up and coming BBC Radi...
tyoungMon, 21 Nov 2011 16:52:00 GMTOrganic September round-up The UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic took place last month, with Organic September being marked on organic farms, in schools, by retailers and caterers and the general public. Taking a lead from the ongoing industry wide ‘discover orga...
tyoungMon, 10 Oct 2011 16:33:00 GMTEssex Hospitals first in UK to achieve silver Catering Mark for fresh, healthy meals Ashlyns Catering  has achieved the prestigious silver Food for Life Catering Mark from the Soil Association  for serving fresh, healthy meals to Braintree Community Hospital and St Margaret’s Hospital in Epping, making them the first hospitals...
GCattTue, 06 Sep 2011 17:10:00 GMTJohn Lewis launches Soil Association certified wool To celebrate Wool Week (5 -11 September), John Lewis will be launching a 100% organic wool range from Soil Association member Cornish Organic Wool .
GCattFri, 02 Sep 2011 13:43:00 GMTCalling all game changers – enter the International Green Awards
sboltonMon, 15 Aug 2011 15:03:00 GMTWhitmuir the Organic Place becomes first restaurant in Scotland to achieve gold Catering Mark for fresh and healthy meals Whitmuir the Organic Place achieves prestigious gold Food for Life Catering Mark for serving fresh and healthy meals with organic ingredients.
GCattThu, 04 Aug 2011 11:50:00 GMTWinners of the 2011 Organic Food Awards announced The winners of the 2011 Organic Food Awards were announced at the Start Festival, Clarence House, on Wednesday 27 July, part of the national ‘Start’ initiative, established by The Prince's Charities Foundation to promote and celebrate sustainable li...
GCattThu, 28 Jul 2011 08:59:00 GMTDr Phil Morley joins Soil Association Certification as Fresh Produce Trade Consultant Soil Association Certification welcomes Dr Phil Morley, who begins this week as Fresh Produce Trade Consultant.
GCattThu, 21 Jul 2011 14:34:00 GMTOrganic body outlines new US textile ruling The Organic Trade Association has clarified how a new US policy memo which allows organic textiles to be sold in the USA in a similar way to organic food, is also in addition to existing FTC requirements.
sboltonMon, 13 Jun 2011 14:01:00 GMTGOTS welcomes USDA ruling The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) has welcomed a new policy memorandum from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in which it explicitly confirms that textile products that are produced in accordance with the GOTS standard may ...
GCattWed, 25 May 2011 14:22:00 GMTOrganic food 'can help you lose weight and live longer’: How natural fruit and vegetables are packed with more nutrients A study by the University of Newcastle School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development reports that fruit and vegetables grown without artificial fertilisers have significantly more key nutrients, including vitamin C.
GCattMon, 23 May 2011 11:57:00 GMTA growing market for organic textiles Soil Association textile licensees defied the recession in 2010 with a sales growth of 35% - reaching £12million. As the market for organic textiles grows, so does our support for organic textiles trade.
sboltonMon, 16 May 2011 13:54:00 GMTSoil Association Organic Market Report 2011 Sales of organic products fell 5.9% to £1.73 billion in 2010 with the rate of decline slowing significantly throughout the year, according to the Organic Market Report published today by the Soil Association. 
GCattMon, 04 Apr 2011 11:40:00 GMTNew standards proposed for organic greenhouse crops New standards for growing organic crops in greenhouses and polytunnels are being proposed, following feedback from an open public consultation. Changes put forward include a recommendation to progress toward renewable sources of energy, a requiremen...
cturtonWed, 09 Mar 2011 14:54:00 GMTUN ‘Green Marshall Plan’ condemns large scale, chemical approaches to boost food production In what will be seen as major blow to the GM industry and supporters of greater industrialisation of agriculture, including those behind the recent UK Government Foresight report , the UN has condemned attempts to use large scale, chemical approa...
cturtonTue, 08 Mar 2011 13:21:00 GMTHealth claims trump ethics with UK consumersThirty percent more UK shoppers look for health claims than ethical ones; ‘Free range’ is twice as looked for as Fairtrade; However, almost 90 percent recognise the Fairtrade logo.
sboltonTue, 22 Feb 2011 11:46:00 GMTPlans for ‘mega-dairy’ withdrawn Plans to set up the UK’s largest dairy farm were withdrawn today (16 February 2011). Commenting on the announcement by Nocton Dairies Ltd. Emma Hockridge, head of policy at the Soil Association, said:
GCattWed, 16 Feb 2011 14:41:00 GMTNew dates for Industry Learning EventsOur one-day organic induction events provide brands, retailers and caterers the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the market while deepening their understanding of organic benefits.
Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:04:00 GMTNominate for the Sunday Telegraph’s top 1,000?To mark the start of the British economy’s recovery from the recent financial crisis and recession, The Daily and The Sunday Telegraph have set out to establish which companies will drive that growth, creating the jobs and the wealth the country need...
sboltonMon, 14 Feb 2011 10:00:00 GMTFood fit for a health or disease service? A new survey for the Soil Association has revealed that over half of people (53%) would not be happy serving the meals they were given in hospital to a child, 29% say the food was so bad that at times they couldn’t recognise what was on their plate,...
cturtonMon, 07 Feb 2011 00:01:00 GMTHonesty on technology is needed We need to be honest about the failures of certain technologies - such as GM - to provide food for a growing world population, says Molly Consibee, the Soil Association's director of campaigns and communications.
tyoungTue, 25 Jan 2011 14:29:00 GMTNew campaign launches to highlight benefits of organicThe organic industry launches a high profile 3-year campaign that is set to deliver sales growth by increasing consumer demand for organic food in the UK.
sboltonFri, 07 Jan 2011 09:47:00 GMTConference set to deliver three key sessions for tradeOur 2011 conference offers three comprehensive trade elements which will be of interest to any business operating in the organic market.
Thu, 16 Dec 2010 09:00:00 GMTMore evidence required on cloning Despite the Food Standards Agency claiming that meat and milk from cloned animals is ‘hypothetically safe’, they admit that: ‘the current evidence on the composition of meat and milk is relatively limited, and further evidence is required on how the...
cturtonFri, 26 Nov 2010 12:12:00 GMTOrganic sales up in September Sales of organic food and drink through supermarkets reached £82m during September, an increase of 15.5% on the previous four-weeks, data from Kantar Worldpanel shows.
GCattMon, 25 Oct 2010 09:09:00 GMTOrganic Fortnight 2010 - another successful yearThis year the key slogan for our Organic Fortnight was “Choose organic every day”, positioning organic products as an accessible, affordable everyday choice.
Thu, 30 Sep 2010 14:35:00 GMTHalf of European shoppers will buy more ethical food and drink in the future 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....
Fri, 10 Sep 2010 14:45:00 GMTSocial gathering at Patrick Holden's farm in September Soil Association members are invited to attend a social gathering to meet other members and friends at Soil Association director Patrick Holden’s farm near Lampeter, Ceredigion on Friday 24 September from approximately 6pm-9pm.
pmundyMon, 06 Sep 2010 16:37:00 GMTIFOAM launch new EU organic logo guideA handy new guide to the use of the new EU organic logo is now available from IFOAM.
pmundyWed, 16 Jun 2010 16:50:00 GMTThe Food for Life Partnership needs your vote!The Food for Life Partnership has just been nominated for the National Lottery Awards 2010 and needs your vote to make it through to the final round.
pmundyWed, 09 Jun 2010 17:15:00 GMTEthics more important than price’, claims shopper pollShoppers rate ethical and environmental considerations as more important than price when choosing their supermarket, according to new research.
Wed, 09 Jun 2010 15:15:00 GMTPromoting Scotland's finest at the Royal Highland Show Soil Association Scotland is hoping to promote Scotland's finest organic products at its stand at the Roal Highland Show on 24-27 June 2010.
pmundyTue, 25 May 2010 13:36:00 GMTOrganic packaging concernsNew requirements on the use of the new EU organic logo on packaging materials could have “serious repercussions for the organic sector”, warns the IFOAM EU Group.
pmundyThu, 25 Feb 2010 13:14:00 GMT