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Response to announcement of Scottish Government's 'Good Food Challenge' for hospitals

21 May 2014

We welcome the Scottish Government's ‘Good Food Challenge 2014’ as an innovative campaign to encourage chefs to strive for excellence in hospital food.

Food for Life acknowledged in UN report

16 May 2014

Good public food procurement supports nutritious diets and sustainable food systems, says UN expert.

Paddock Grazing 4 Profit, Tuesday 8th July 2014, Forgandenny, Perthshire

14 May 2014

***FULLY BOOKED*** A practical introduction to paddock grazing and the benefits it can bring, optimising animal performance from pasture. The importance of functional genetic traits will also be discussed.

New Menu Development Advisory Panel

07 May 2014

The Food for Life Scotland team has recently launched a brand new project aiming to develop a stock of school menus and recipes that meet Food for Life principles.

Leading scientific journal highlights farmer-led research as key innovation for the future of food

06 May 2014

The leading scientific journal Nature has highlighted the importance of research designed by and for farmers as crucial to the success of farming across the world. The Nature article, published on Thursday 1 May 2014, says that a ‘sustainable supply...

Eden Foodservice - Silver as Standard

06 May 2014

Eden Foodservice has recently committed to achieving the Silver Catering Mark across all their primary schools – the first caterer to achieve Silver at this scale.

Dramatic evidence that organic farming can help save bumblebees and honey bees - Soil Association response to proposed Government strategy

06 May 2014

The Soil Association welcomes the goal in the Government’s Proposed National Pollinator Strategy to halt and reverse the decline in pollinators.

Children learn the true value of mini-beasts as Soil Association brings worms, bees and a Bristol story-teller to the BBC at Bristol Food Connections

02 May 2014

What do most kids love better than digging in soil and messing about with worms! But most don’t know just how important they are to our food. Next week (Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 May), the Soil Association will be teaching hundreds of school children fr...

Small changes to Catering Mark inspection programme

29 April 2014

All Catering Mark holders and applicants have now been informed of some small changes to the Food for Life Catering Mark inspection programme.

Comment: Defra's approval of Rothamsted research into GM camelina

16 April 2014

Commenting on Defra's approval of Rothamsted's research in to GM camelina, Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy said:
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