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Soil, Muck & Money: Nutrient Management Event, Tuesday 4th March, Upper Largo, Fife, with Organic catch up

17 February 2014

A practical day looking at soil management and how to make best use of FYM, slurry and compost.

Comment: GM research trial into blight resistant potatoes

17 February 2014

Commenting on the GM research trial into blight resistant potatoes, published in ‘Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B’ on 17 February, Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy commented:

Soil Association Standards updates

14 February 2014

The Soil Association Council has recently approved changes to our organic standards (detailed below).

Have your say: Common Agricultural Policy 2014-2020 in Scotland

13 February 2014

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is reviewed and updated every seven years and helps to define which types of farming systems are supported by European tax payers. The Soil Association believes that all payments through Pillar 1 (Direct Payments...

Comment: EU votes against GM maize

13 February 2014

Following the recent EU vote against a new GM animal feed maize crop, Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy commented:

Business Development Objectives for Scotland

13 February 2014

We hope to see a positive difference now that the organic market is back in growth, with new opportunities arising for organic businesses. We are here to help and have several business development objectives:

Comment: mislabelled food - Amy Leech, senior policy officer

10 February 2014

Commenting on reports of food mislabelling from a lab in West Yorkshire, Amy Leech, Soil Association senior policy officer said:

Soil Association calls on public to save our British wildlife

07 February 2014

The Soil Association is today calling on people to take action to save our British wildlife, following new research released this week which has shown that organic farms support, on average, a third more species than non-organic farms.

University of Edinburgh Renews and Extends Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark

06 February 2014

The University of Edinburgh was recently re-audited and has been successful in renewing their Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark and at the same time has extended their award adding a further 13 catered outlets to their certification. This means tha...

Organic growth investment fund launched

05 February 2014

The investment division of sustainable bank Triodos has launched a new investment fund, investing in leading, privately owned organic food and sustainable consumer product companies across Europe.
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