As we slowly begin to emerge from the Covid-19 rubble, there isn’t a minute to waste.
It’s time to refocus our efforts and respond to the unfolding crisis ahead of us: the climate emergency. As we race towards the 2030 deadline, this year’s annual Soil Association Certification Trade Conference will ask how organic can play its role in lowering the human impact on our planet.
Our exciting line-up features Henry Dimbleby, author of the National Food Strategy, as our keynote speaker, alongside branding experts at The Crow Flies presenting our newly commissioned shopper research exploring the influences driving the organic shopper and how to maximise them, as well as the latest UK organic market figures from NielsenIQ.
Back in 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report stating we only had 12 years left to limit global warming to below 1.5°C. Miss this target, they warned, and the domino effect caused by our changing climate will be irreversible. With now just 9 years to go, citizens are more concerned by the impact their lifestyle choices have on the planet than ever before. At our 2021 Virtual Trade Conference, we'll be exploring how we can all cement organic as the best sustainable choice in shopper’s minds.
Attend and you can expect to:
Author of the National Food Strategy
We’re thrilled to announce that Henry Dimbleby will be joining us exclusively as our Keynote Speaker for Organic on the Road to 2030, to discuss the National Food Strategy and answer your questions LIVE!
Henry has dedicated his life's work to sustainable and fair food for all: including as co-founder of the Leon restaurant chain and the Sustainable Restaurant Association, co-author of The School Food Plan (2013) which led, among other things, to the introduction of mandatory food education for all children up to the age of 14 and Universal Infant Free School Meals, and being appointed as lead non-executive board member of DEFRA in March 2018. Most recently, Henry has been the lead author for the National Food Strategy, the government-commissioned independent review into the UK food system.
After our first successful virtual conference last year, we can't wait to bring our 2021 Virtual Trade Conference to you. Free to attend for those who register online.
– Helen Browning OBE, organic farmer and Soil Association CEO
Watch Helen Browning's keynote speech to find out why now, more than ever, this is the time to come together and change the way we eat, farm and care for the natural world.
Join us for Organic on the Road to 2030. Register online now to reserve your free place at the 2021 Soil Association Certification Virtual Trade Conference.