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Organic News - Soil Association Scotland crowns Mero’s Dairies as Organic Dragons Den winner

28 August 2015

ORGANIC Soil Association Scotland crowns Mero’s Dairies as Organic Dragons Den winner Edinburgh saw the second annual Organic Dragon’s Den, held at Our Dynamic Earth, with fierce competition from seven budding entrepreneurs and their tasty food and ...

The Soil Association welcomes RDP support for organic farmers in Northern Ireland

28 August 2015

This week the European Commission formally approved the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014 – 2020 for Northern Ireland. The Soil Association is delighted that the final Programme includes a budget of £2.5million for organic support payments betw...

Caterers invited to join the Organic September celebration for the first time

27 August 2015

This Organic September, the Soil Association launches the biggest UK wide celebration of all things organic, bringing together organic producers, processers, retailers and businesses. To help caterers be part of the celebration, the Soil Association...

Controlling Rushes Without Chemicals (second meetings)

24 August 2015

Half day workshops looking at controlling rushes without chemicals, following on from successful meetings in June which explored a number of available options at local crofts.

New to Organic? Soil Association Certification launches first ever business training for start-ups and small businesses.

24 August 2015

A brand new one day course is being held by Soil Association Certification to help start-ups and small business who are looking to join the growing organic sector. The course, held at Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre on the 14th October, will bring ...

Organic News - Scottish GM crop ban riles former science adviser

21 August 2015

GM Scottish GM crop ban riles former science adviser Professor Muffy Calder, the former chief science adviser to the Scottish Government, has warned that the decision to ban GM crops could have ‘apocalyptic’ consequences for Scotland. She claims tha...

Roots at Rushwick seeking trainee/apprentice

14 August 2015

NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR OCTOBER 2015 Set to the West of Worcester, 1 mile from the city centre, we are a small business with a young family looking for a trainee/apprentice to work with us expanding our organic vegetable gardens which are planted over t...

Soil Association supports organic farmers with its biggest ever nationwide celebration in September

14 August 2015

This Organic September, the Soil Association is targeting an increase of 6% in organic sales. The celebration of all things organic will affect organic producers, processors, businesses and retailers across the UK. The whole industry is working toge...

GM crop ban - Scotland to protect clean, green status and prohibit GM crops

10 August 2015

Welcoming the decision by the Scottish Government, Soil Association Policy Director, Peter Melchett said; “Scotland's determination to keep out GM crops is good news for the UK as a whole, because it sets a high standard that England, Wales and Nort...

Organic News - Sales of Roundup weedkiller pulled as main chemical suspected carcinogen

07 August 2015

HEALTH Sales of Roundup weedkiller pulled as main chemical suspected carcinogen European countries are sitting up and paying attention to the recent ruling by the World Health Organisation (WHO) which declared that glyphosate, the main ingredient in...
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