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Soil Association launches Organic September – Small Changes, Big Difference

19 August 2013

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...

Join Soil Association Scotland to celebrate Organic September

14 August 2013

September is harvest time, and the best time to celebrate organic food and farming.

Congratulations to Grow Wild!

07 August 2013

Congratulations to Grow Wild who have won best organic vegetable box scheme in the UK on ‘tried & tested’ Good Housekeeping secret assessments September 2013 issue !

Biochar Event: More than just a soil additive! Thursday 29th August, Peeblesshire

07 August 2013

Whitmuir Farm at Lamancha, West Linton in the Scottish Borders is involved in two projects trialling biochar, looking at its effectiveness as a soil additive, and looking at its effect on pig liveweight gain when used as a feed additive.

Grow more grass with the GrassMaster Event, Monday 23rd September, Lauder

06 August 2013

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.

One million pounds to tackle obesity, food poverty and climate change in UK cities

06 August 2013

One million pounds is to be invested in the UK’s first ‘Sustainable Food Cities’ programme to use good food to address some of today’s most pressing social, economic and environmental problems including obesity, food poverty and climate change. The ...

Press comment: World's first lab-grown burger unveiled and eaten on 5th August

05 August 2013

In response to news today that Dutch scientists have created a £250,000 burger using cow stem cells, Emma Hockridge, Head of Policy at the Soil Association said; “This new technology is interesting but it is also important to consider the wider issu...

Scientists quantify number of human deaths due to antibiotic use in chicken production

05 August 2013

Approximately 280 people are dying every year in the UK from blood infections caused by a highly antibiotic-resistant E. coli superbug, acquired from chicken. According to a new study, poultry-associated ESBL E. coli infections in the UK result in a...

Scotch Beef Farm of the Year 2013 open for nominations

30 July 2013

Following the success of the inaugural Scotch Beef Farm of the Year initiative which was launched in 2012 by AgriScot and Quality Meat Scotland, the hunt for a 2013 winner has commenced this week.

21st century pioneers - grassroots innovation for sustainable agriculture

26 July 2013

The Soil Association is launching a new Innovation Award to champion excellence in innovative approaches to sustainable, low impact farming and growing. The winner will receive a cash prize of £3000, with two runner-up prizes of £1000 each. Entries ...
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