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The latest news and updates from the Soil Association.en-GBCopyright Soil Association firstname.lastname@example.orgComment: Defra's approval of Rothamsted research into GM camelina Commenting on Defra's approval of Rothamsted's research in to GM camelina, Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy said:
swestonWed, 16 Apr 2014 12:39:00 GMTSoil 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 GMTCAP reform update Spring 2014 We have brought together basic information on the current state of play of this round of CAP reform for each country of the UK with specific reference to organic farming. Many details are still being worked out by Defra. The Soil Association is work...
fnorrisMon, 14 Apr 2014 12:37:00 GMTSoil Association in new partnership to certify organic exports to China Soil Association Certification and China’s organic certification body, Organic Food Development Centre (OFDC), have entered into a unique partnership that makes it cheaper and simpler for the UK’s organic businesses to export to China.
swestonMon, 14 Apr 2014 12:33:00 GMTAssureWel Awareness Event, 12.00 - 3.30, Thursday 22nd May, Edinburgh Soil Association Scotland invites you to an introduction to AssureWel , a collaborative initiative between Soil Association, RSPCA and Bristol University which is developing a practical system of welfare outcome assessment for the major farm animal ...
emartinFri, 11 Apr 2014 13:40:00 GMTEU Organic Regulation Consultation The EU Commission is carrying out a review of the organic regulation which sets the baseline rules for all organic food and farming throughout Europe.
smartinFri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMTRead about the Catering Mark, Universal Infant Free School Meals and the School Food Plan in Educatering Magazine
kstinchcombeTue, 08 Apr 2014 09:58:00 GMTSocial Media Workshop Roundup Our very first training event in March was on how organic businesses and the sector can best use social media to showcase our achievements and what we can offer.
lszylarskiMon, 07 Apr 2014 13:47:00 GMTSoil Association calls on public to help ‘Save our Seeds’ at 2014 Edible Garden Show On Friday (28 March 2014) Ben Raskin, Soil Association head of horticulture spoke at the Edible Garden Show to talk about the growing threat to our seed diversity and the importance of saving seeds: all part of the charity’s new ‘save our seeds’ cam...
swestonWed, 02 Apr 2014 14:10:00 GMTFuture Growers Apprenticeship in East Essex - DEADLINE EXTENDED Sarah Green’s Organics is looking for an apprentice. We are a family run farm on the east Essex coast. We have 30 acres of land registered organic with the Soil Association and currently have a further 6 acres in conversion.
rharriesTue, 01 Apr 2014 16:31:00 GMTSoil Association comment on Cancer Research UK study on organic food Commenting on the Cancer Research UK study, which found eating organic food does not lessen women's chances of developing cancer, Peter Melchett, Soil Association director of policy said:
swestonFri, 28 Mar 2014 11:52:00 GMTInternational Day of Forests 2014 - 21st March Soil Association Woodmark celebrate International Day of Forests 2014 with photos from our Certificate Holders.
lbirdFri, 21 Mar 2014 09:43:00 GMTSoil Association to fund innovative farmer-led research Today (20 March 2014) the Soil Association has announced funding for three innovative new research projects to support sustainable agriculture.
swestonThu, 20 Mar 2014 09:45:00 GMTNew network aims to raise £19,140 to revolutionise local food production The UK community supported agriculture (CSA) movement has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise £19,140 to support its work encouraging farmers and growers to work in partnership with their local communities.
swestonWed, 19 Mar 2014 14:39:00 GMTSoil Association and Shaun the Sheep launch competition for aspiring young designers Today sees the launch of an exciting competition, offering children across the UK the chance to help some hens in need of a new home!
swestonMon, 17 Mar 2014 12:18:00 GMTConsultation now live for revised school food standards One of the Actions in the School Food Plan is to introduce a set of revised food-based standards (built on a nutritional framework). The Department for Education have now launched a public consultation to make sure everyone can have their say.
eroseMon, 17 Mar 2014 11:52:00 GMTSoil Association comment on calls to overhaul regulations on GM crops to speed up development Commenting on calls to overhaul regulations on GM crops to speed up development, Helen Browning, Soil Association chief executive said:
swestonFri, 14 Mar 2014 10:30:00 GMTSoil Association 2014 Organic Market Report reveals growth in organic sales for the first time in four years: Scots spent £56million in 2013 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.
lszylarskiThu, 13 Mar 2014 13:06:00 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 GMTGrow more grass with the GrassMaster Event, Thursday 15th May, Lochaline, Morvern, Argyll (FPSF), with Organic catch up A practical day looking at increasing grass productivity through hands-on field assessment: providing guidance on rejuvenating, reseeding, and over-seeding; what varieties to sow and why; return on investment and aftercare of a new ley.
jdingwallWed, 12 Mar 2014 11:09:00 GMT