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MRSA found in pigs in England as European research shows threat of pandemic spread in humans is increasing

06 February 2015

Government scientists have reported the first-ever cases of livestock-associated MRSA in pigs in England [1].

New EU report reveals scale of antibiotic overuse in farming and links it to resistance in human infections

06 February 2015

A new EU report shows for the first time that farm animals account for about two thirds of all antibiotics used in 26 European countries [1][2].

Soil Association’s Woodmark becomes Monitoring Organisation for EU Timber Regulation on illegal logging

05 February 2015

Soil Association Woodmark has announced today (5 February 2015) it has been recognised as a Monitoring Organisation for the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) on illegal logging. As one of only four other Monitoring Organisations with capacity ...

Woodmark recognised as Monitoring Organisation

03 February 2015

We are delighted to announce that Soil Association Woodmark is now recognised as a Monitoring Organisation for the European Union Timber Regulation on illegal logging.

Celebrating good food at the Scottish Parliament

03 February 2015

This week MSPs can uncover the story of Soil Association Scotland's flagship Food for Life Scotland programme through a unique photo exhibition at the Scottish Parliament

Soil Association press comment on childhood obesity reports

02 February 2015

Following recent reports suggesting that childhood obesity is leveling off, Soil Association policy officer Rob Percival said: “These figures may indicate that public health efforts to tackle childhood obesity are having an impact, but there is no r...

Eden Foodservice awarded the Gold Food for Life Catering Mark in Cornwall and Bristol

30 January 2015

Eden Foodservice, part of Interserve, has been awarded the Gold Food for Life Catering Mark for its school meal provision at 116 primary schools across Cornwall and Bristol.

Quality Forage: Cuts Costs, Tuesday 17th March, Castle Douglas, 10am–1pm

30 January 2015

A practical morning looking at increasing quantity and quality of home-grown forage and how best to convert to milk and meat, whilst maximising efficiencies of inputs.

Worton Organic Garden seeking Future Growers apprentice

28 January 2015

A 7 acre diverse and beautiful market garden with fruit, vegetables, flowers, a glasshouse, polytunnels, animals, farm shop and café. Worton Organic Garden is the perfect place for a trainee to learn all about organic growing.

Improvements made to children's menus in UK's popular restaurants

28 January 2015

Chain restaurants giraffe and Harvester are launching new children’s menus in response to the Soil Association’s Out to Lunch campaign. Featuring healthier food and more responsible and traceable sourcing, the new menus are available in all giraffe ...
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