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Produced with care: Soil Association Organic Food Award winners announced

20 September 2013

Winners of this year’s Soil Association Organic Food Awards, supported by Seeds of Change, were recognised last night (19th September) at a celebration in central London. The awards showcase the UK’s best organic food produced with passion, creativi...

What you can say about benefits when selling organic food – new statements

19 September 2013

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.

The Food for Life Partnership welcomes Government’s plans for free school meals for 5-7 year olds

18 September 2013

The Soil Association’s Food for Life Partnership Director Libby Grundy said; “This announcement of free lunches for 5-7 year olds is an investment in all our children’s health and education of major significance, but it is important to reassure pare...

First Food for Life Scotland Network Event a Success

13 September 2013

The Food for Life Scotland team recently held the first ever Food for Life Scotland Network event at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena. The event brought together more than 50 catering industry delegates from all over Scotland to discuss and exchange ideas a...

Charlie Morgan (GrassMaster)’s practical take home message

11 September 2013

On Wednesday 31st July Soil Association Scotland held their second GrassMaster event as part of the Future Proofing Scotland Farming Programme. The next GrassMaster Event is on 23rd September in Lauder.

Significant Growth in Organics as Soil Association Scotland launches Organic September campaign

11 September 2013

Organic spend in Scotland is on the rise. Latest figures show a year-on-year increase of 6.1% to £13.4 million* over a 12 week period ending 9th June 2013. Interestingly, Scottish spend is increasing at a higher rate than the rest of the UK where ex...

Government’s antibiotic strategy will not stop excessive farm use of antibiotics

10 September 2013

In a new report setting out the Government’s five-year strategy for dealing with the rise of antibiotic resistance [1], the Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies and the Chief Veterinary Officer, Nigel Gibbens warn that ‘the rapid spread of multi...

Organic Policy: Learning from Denmark

10 September 2013

Soil Association Scotland has produced a new case study , which provides fascinating insight into how Denmark has become a global leader in organic food and farming. The study also proposes how, with the right vision and support, Scotland could bene...

Press comment: Environmental Audit Committee’s Second Special Report of Session 2013-14

10 September 2013

In response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s Second Special Report of Session 2013-14, Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director, said; “All those who care about the future of bees will share the Environmental Audit Committee’s disappoi...

The Saltire Organic Meat Company Launches at Food for Life Scotland Event

10 September 2013

Denise Walton, of Peelham Farm and Sascha Grierson from Hugh Grierson organic were delighted to announce the formation of a new and innovative collaboration between their two organic farming and butchery businesses at a Food for Life Scotland Networ...
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