- Soil Association
- Our Ambition
With your support, we can change the world
Our global food supply, our diets, and our health are in serious crisis. That's why we're fighting for a world where everyone has access to healthy food.
We need healthy soil to feed the world.
We're facing a huge challenge. 40% of agricultural soils are degraded globally, food and farming are responsible for one fifth of UK climate change, 31% of bumblebee species are in danger with two already extinct, and millions of people are starving across the world. This must stop. As the only UK charity working across the whole spectrum of health, environment and animal welfare, we have the solutions.
We have the solutions.
For the past 70 years we've been fighting to get our broken food system back on track. And now, as Britain exits the EU, we have the best opportunity in decades to influence the future of food, farming and the countryside. You decide the future - is it one of weaker environmental protection, cheap food at all costs, and a race to the bottom on animal welfare? Thought not.
Farms, schools and hospitals are seeking our solutions to the threats they’ve to date, barely acknowledged but that now loom large. But we need to step up our public campaign, and make sure our government feel the mandate to act upon our four priority actions: pesticide-free farming, better animal welfare, healthy soil and children's food fit for the future.
You can change the world
With your support, we can lobby and influence the government, and test and develop new ideas to change the world.Please donate now for a healthier future
Pesticides kill our wildlife and can damage our health too. We want the next generation of farmers to grow up without the pressure to put poison on their fields and the next generation of children never to eat it. It isn’t enough to fight for ban after ban. We need to break the cycle. Together we can rid nature and our food of harmful, unnecessary pesticides and keep our birds singing. Find out what we’re doing to campaign against pesticides, and how you can be part of the solution.
2. Children's Food
It would be hard to find anyone who disagrees that it is every child's human right to eat fresh, healthy food. By the time this generation has children, our goal is that all have grown up through nurseries and schools with great food and education around eating, growing and cooking, shaping positive “food values” and giving them the skills, confidence, and determination to build their futures on a foundation of good food. You can be part of the solution – read more about what we are doing to improve children’s food.
3. Animal Welfare
We want all farm animals to have a good life; to feel the sun on their backs and follow their urges to care, graze, root and play. It is the least we owe them. We can and do show how every animal can enjoy its life, and produce healthy meat, milk and eggs without the routine use of drugs like antibiotics. Find out what we’re doing to campaign for better animal welfare, and how you can be part of the solution.
95% of our food comes from the soil, but the world is treating soil like dirt, with almost half of agricultural soil seriously degraded. Instead of teeming with life, the soil is blowing away or washing down rivers, killing fish and causing floods. Our food, and our lives, depend on soil, the top six inches of our planet. Your support is driving the regeneration, protection and preservation of soil for the survival of people, and nature. Find out what we’re doing to save soils, and how you can be part of the solution.
You can change the world
With your support, we can lobby and influence the government, and test and develop new ideas to change the world.Please donate now, for a healthier future