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Innovative farming

Our work in innovative farming aims to make real, practical progress through on-farm research and knowledge exchange.
 
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Visit an organic farm

Visiting a farm can be a life changing experience for a young person. We encourage schools and farms to set up visits for students.
 
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Animal welfare

The welfare of animals is central to our organic principles. Our standards mean no factory farming and lots of outdoor space.
 
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Not in my banger

Help us campaign against a dramatic escalation of industrial pig farming in the UK. We need your support to ensure our voice can be heard.
 
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GM

We campaign against the use of genetically modified (GM) ingredients in human and animal food and on the commercial planting of GM crops.
 
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Wildlife

Organic farms are havens for wildlife and provide homes for bees, birds and butterflies - up to 50% more than non-organic farms.
 
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Grow organic

Growing your own food using organic techniques is something many of us can do to build a sustainable food culture.
 

Latest blog

Seed saving: the EU horizon and a renewed resurgence

Ben Raskin: We had a good growing season in 2014 with a dry summer and autumn, giving us some good seed ready for planting this year. Meanwhile, at a political level the EU Plant Reproductive Material (seeds, cuttings and baby plants to you and me) legal shenanigans continued. The proposed regulation from the European Commission wanted to simplify the existing confused and cumbersome laws, as well as provide a platform to increase exports to outside the EU and safeguard human health. But this proposal would have further sustained the dominance of the big seed companies (like Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta) and drastically reduced the number of seed varieties available for growing. The Soil Association, along with many others campaigned against these proposals.

30 January 2015 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 0