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FTSE 100 company Pearson PLC shows impact of good food on employees and CSR

18 February 2015

At an event last night (17 February 2015) Pearson Plc showcased how good food in workplace canteens has transformed their workforce. Through the Soil Association’s Food for Life Catering Mark, Pearson PLC has significantly contributed to company CSR...

Watery mouth update

17 February 2015

With lambing fast approaching for many livestock farmers, forward planning for a healthy crop of lambs is of paramount importance. Fine tuning aspects of flock management at this time of year is crucial, especially if ewes are brought in to be house...

Biofach 2015: vivaness seminar discusses challenges surrounding organic beauty

13 February 2015

Yesterday at BioFach 2015, a conference drew together some of the key players in organic beauty from across Europe.

Abel & Coles' Breton Galettes

12 February 2015

Abel & Cole have gone a bit Brittany with this twist on Pancake Day. Great with Rude Health buckwheat flour (and a bit of beer if you fancy it).

Ndali vanilla pancakes

12 February 2015

Ndali Vanilla is an organic farm which specialises in exquisite quality vanilla extract and Fairtrade organic vanilla powder and vanilla pods. Run by Lulu, a British 29 year old whose life as a furniture maker near Chipping Norton changed drasticall...

Organic pancakes – How do they stack up?

12 February 2015

So what really makes our core pancake ingredients - organic milk, eggs and flour different to their non-organic counterparts? Are they really worth the small extra cost? We think so!

Continued funding for Food for Life Scotland

10 February 2015

In recognition of Scotland’s real food heroes, the Scottish Government has announced further funding for Soil Association Scotland's Food for Life Scotland programme.

Grants for planting and managing woodlands in Central Scotland

09 February 2015

New woodland creation and management of existing woodland will continue to be well-supported in the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) area through the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014 – 2020 Forestry Grant Scheme (FGS) which will...

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].
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