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School food: ten years on and leading the way

26 July 2013

The recent launch of two reports which focus on the food we feed our children has opened up some interesting parallels in the foodservice industry: Mike Bond comments:

Press comment: government's new agri-tech strategy

22 July 2013

Speaking about the government’s new agri-tech strategy launched today (22 July 2013) Tom MacMillan, director of innovation at the Soil Association said: “Whether this big investment is good for farming, the environment and consumers will depend on h...

Access to land for farming: land partnerships and legal arrangements

18 July 2013

This one day workshop looked at land partnerships, a new approach which encourages landowners and land entrepreneurs to work together to open up land for new businesses. The day brought together Soil Association Future Growers and Biodynamic Associa...

Press comment: The Soil Association warmly welcomes the new EU proposals for additional measures on pesticides

17 July 2013

The Soil Association warmly welcomes the news that the EU is proposing additional measures on pesticides to better protect Europe’s bees.

Raw deal for children in UK restaurants

17 July 2013

Out to Lunch league table exposes the truth about 21 chain restaurants and pubs children's menus.

Organic sector returns to growth as horsemeat effect takes hold

15 July 2013

Organic sales are back in sustained growth - as the ‘Horsegate effect’ proves longer-lasting than many predicted…

Exciting organic jobs in Scotland

15 July 2013

The Lanark Community Development Trust has identified an area of the 18th century Castlebank Park as a location for a community based project that includes community growing space and associated training and learning facilities. The following post i...

Soil Association Scotland Welcomes School Food Plan

12 July 2013

Laura Stewart, Director Soil Association Scotland said: We acknowledge and welcome the release of the School Food Plan in England as a positive step towards better school meals , it has brought the importance of nutritious and healthy school food fi...

QMS highlights Soil Association Scotland's Grassmaster events

12 July 2013

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has urged farmers to act now to ensure grass potential is achieved. Speaking at a Soil Association event held in June at Carbeth Home Farm, Stirlingshire QMS's grass expert Charlie Morgan, GrassMaster Ltd, urged farmers t...

Caterers urged to embrace School Food Plan by joining the Food for Life Catering Mark

12 July 2013

The Soil Association is urging contract and local authority school caterers to join the Food for Life Catering Mark following the publication of the School Food Plan today.
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