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Why soil is vital to the resilience of our farming systems – lessons from around the globe

05 November 2014

Internationally renowned speakers from Alaska, Australia, Canada, Norway and the Czech Republic join UK leading experts for the 6th annual Soil Association Soil Symposium to discuss the importance of soils to the resilience of agriculture.

New Field Lab: Effective Rush Control

04 November 2014

Do you have a problem with rushes on your farm? Rushes are an issue for many farmers, and can have significant impacts on production by reducing the size of livestock grazing areas. Chemical herbicides are a widely used (if not always effective) rem...

Press comment on the launch of the national pollinator strategy

04 November 2014

Defra have today (4th November) announced the launch of the national pollinator strategy. Pollinators are essential for biodiversity and pollination of essential crops and plants. Pesticides are damaging bee and other pollinator populations and thei...

Soil Association celebrates living wage committment

03 November 2014

As part of Living Wage Week [1] the Soil Association, has today, 3 rd November, been accredited as a Living Wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation.

Success at Nordic Organic Food Fair

31 October 2014

It’s been another successful year at the Nordic Organic Food Fair . Lee Holdstock, Soil Association Trade Relations Manager accompanied Soil Association UK organic certified businesses, showcasing products and brands on a pavilion to thousands of vi...

Organic market continues to boom after successful Organic September

30 October 2014

Proving small changes can add up to a big difference, new Nielsen figures released today show sales of organic food and drink through UK supermarkets were in excess of a staggering £100 million in September 2014 - equivalent to 3.6% growth - as a re...

Today's News - Renewables groups demand 'climate leadership' from government

28 October 2014

“When people ask me why we switched to organic farming, that swirling yellow tank mix always reappears in my mind. How did I ever rationalize putting that stuff on my fields?” – Jim Goodman, organic farmer, discussing herbicides in The Ecologist (27...

Organic September in Scotland

20 October 2014

September has been a very busy month for the Soil Association Scotland. It’s the month that we celebrate all things organic and encourage the public to “make a small change” to their shopping habits make “a big difference” to food, farming, wildlife...

Ben Raskin’s Seedy Weekend

20 October 2014

Our Head of Horticulture, Ben Raskin, has had a rather 'seedy weekend'. As a seed specialist, Ben tends to be involved in all things seed-related. This Saturday the Open Pollinated revolution really kicked off with the launch of the South West Seed ...

Food for Life Catering Mark influences Good Food for London rating

20 October 2014

Sustain’s Good Food for London report was launched on 16th October. It saw that nine out of the top ten boroughs it rated had achieved the Soil Association Food for Life Catering Mark at Bronze, Silver or Gold.
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