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Flystrike reports on the rise

15 June 2015

Laura Kreciala, Specialist Certification Officer within the Producer Certification team , looks into the issues surrounding blowfly strike, and the measures that can be taken to reduce the impact of the condition. Blowfly strike can have devastating...

Organic News - BBC bias leaves no room for discussion on GM

12 June 2015

GM BBC bias leaves no room for discussion on GM On Monday, Soil Association chief executive, Helen Browning, appeared on the BBC's Panorama programme, which was heavy-handedly entitled 'GM Food - Cultivating Fear'. Despite having spent all day with ...

Elly Pear set to wake up Bristol, one free organic breakfast at a time

08 June 2015

On Wednesday 17th June, Bristol will wake up to a wealth of delicious, complimentary breakfasts as part of Organic Naturally Different’s Wake Up To Organic Campaign. Celebrated food writer and café owner Elly Pear will be giving away a delicious fre...

Why we campaign against GM

08 June 2015

Soil Association Chief Executive Helen Browning on GM: "GM is a huge distraction. It is diverting a massive amount of time, effort and attention from the really crucial issues facing food and farming - like looking after our soils. We have already d...

Glastir Organic Application Window 2016

08 June 2015

It has been announced that the Glastir Organic 2016 application window will open on 20 July 2015 (1st day of the Royal Welsh Show!)

Organic News - Organic farming proven more profitable than conventional farming

05 June 2015

ORGANIC Organic farming proven more profitable than conventional farming A study conducted by Washington State University has found that organic agriculture is significantly more profitable than conventional agriculture. The data used looked at 55 c...

Organic cereals: supply chain opportunities and challenges

29 May 2015

Seminar date: Tuesday 30 June 2015 Organic arable production represents an important part of the food chain. There are currently a number of challenges in the supply chain, including regulatory changes and managing integrity, which could limit furth...

Organic News - Soil Association writes to Defra demanding protection for our soil

22 May 2015

ENVIRONMENT Soil Association writes to Defra demanding protection for our soil Helen Browning, chief executive of the Soil Association, has written to Liz Truss, the reappointed secretary of the Department of Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs (D...

NFU attempt to dodge pesticides ban: Bee Coalition reaction

22 May 2015

The Bee Coalition has reacted with dismay to news that the National Farmers Union is attempting to sidestep an EU ban on neonicotinoids, pesticides known to be harmful to bees.

Availability of organic feed

20 May 2015

You may have heard that the certification body that certifies around 70% of exported organic grain in Ukraine has been suspended following detection of pesticides. This affects mainly, wheat, maize, sunflower and peas. UK feed mills normally source ...
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