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Soil Association comment on the renewed support for organic farmers in Defra's Countryside Stewardship handbook

26 June 2015

Liz Bowles, Head of Farming at the Soil Association said; “ The UK organic market is in strong growth and we have good reason to believe it will be sustained in the long term – but this takes time to influence organic production. "

Brits Set for a Better BBQ this Summer

26 June 2015

As the weather warms and thoughts turn to sunny days spent at lazy barbeques, new research from the Soil Association shows that over a third of Brits (39%) who’ll buy meat for a BBQ this summer will be buying better quality meat, like organic, this ...

New COSMOS standard website and database launched

26 June 2015

COSMOS, the organic standards body for organic and natural beauty, has launched a new website and database to help businesses, certification bodies and consumers. The new website provides clear information for consumers about the COSMOS standard and...

Soil Association comment on Rothamsted GM wheat field trial

25 June 2015

Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director said: “The GM wheat trial at Rothamstead was a waste of time and money whether it worked or not. As many people said when the trial was first announced, aphids are not a significant problem on wheat c...

Soil Association objects to intensive pig farm in Northern Ireland

24 June 2015

The Soil Association, Friends of the Earth and Farms not Factories have written a joint letter to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council objecting to a proposed pig farm in County Antrim.

Organic Dragon's Den

24 June 2015

Got an organic product idea that you'd like to grow? Soil Association Scotland will be welcoming a new group of businesses into the den this August, for our second round of Organic Dragon’s Den. The organic market in the UK is enjoying a second year...

Hinchingbrooke Sets Gold Standard

22 June 2015

The catering team at Hinchingbrooke hospital has just become the first and only in-house NHS service to be awarded the ‘Food for Life’ Gold Catering Mark, in recognition of the superb standard and quality of its patient meals.

Organic News - Study finds MRSA in British and imported pork products

19 June 2015

HEALTH Study finds MRSA in British and imported pork products Antibiotic resistant strains of MRSA have been identified in pork products sold by Sainsbury’s, Asda, the Co-operative and Tesco. Testing was carried out by the Alliance to Save our Antib...

Catering Mark Awards celebrate the champions of food service

19 June 2015

Last night, (18 June 2015) the Soil Association held the Food for Life Catering Mark Awards to celebrate the determination, dedication and passion of the individuals at the heart of improving food eaten outside of the home. From chefs to managers to...
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