Over 90% of people who have responded to our online shopping survey so far said they would buy more organic food if only it were available. It seems that we are constantly being told that demand for organic food is declining. Yet the initial results from our survey are telling a very different story. Lack of availability is becoming increasingly frustrating for people who want to choose organic and we know most organic consumers are unable to find the full range of organic products they want to buy during their regular shop. That’s why we’ve extended the survey beyond Organic September to try and get a fuller picture of this unmet organic demand. So if you haven’t had the chance then let us know your experiences of finding organic in store, please let us know before the end of October.
02 October 2012 | 829 Comments
| Recommended by 115 Roger Mortlock:
It’s slightly odd that those institutions designed to make us well can sometimes make us sick. In an age where so many of the chronic diseases of our time (from cancer to diabetes, and from obesity to cardiovascular diseases) are diet related, its completely bonkers that so many of our hospitals are serving unhealthy food. And with over 9 million meals left untouched every year in hospitals (and most of those sent to landfill) it seems that many patients agree. As we said in our First Aid for Hospital Food report earlier this year, ‘The story of the failure to provide tasty, healthy food in British hospitals is a result of an indefensible failure by those in charge of hospitals to understand the basic importance of good food to good health’.
21 December 2011 | 3 Comments
| Recommended by 2 Roger Mortlock:
It’s not always about winning of course, but the fact the Food for Life Partnership (FFLP) has today won the Derek Cooper Award at the 2011 BBC Food & Farming Awards feels very well deserved.
23 November 2011 | 4 Comments
| Recommended by 3 Roger Mortlock:
The Soil Association Organic Market Report is out today – and with it the usual doom and gloom linking the fortunes of the organic market entirely to the recession. The dominant logic is that when money gets tight, people trade down their food choices. OK, clearly the recession has had an impact, but the recent blip in organic sales is very much a UK phenomenon – despite the worldwide economic downturn.
04 April 2011 | 2 Comments
| Recommended by 12 Roger Mortlock:
It's funny the things that actually drive you bonkers. Bonkers enough even to start the blog you've been putting off starting for ages. This week's organic curve ball comes from Gardening Which? whose shockingly unscientific piece of research has damned organic gardening in an instant based on taste tests from two men and dog in the Cotswolds (OK, I am kidding, but only a little).
24 February 2011 | 55 Comments
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