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Soil farmer of the year competition launched

22 December 2015

Are you passionate about looking after your soil for future generations? You could be UK Soil Farmer of the Year.

First found in China, resistance to ‘last resort’ antibiotic now found in pigs and humans in England and Wales

21 December 2015

Government scientists have found a gene, which makes bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort in human medicine, in E. coli from pigs and from human E. coli infections in England and Wales [1]. The emergence of resistance to the ant...

Organic News - 19 out of 20 water samples in Guernsey contain glyphosate

18 December 2015

ENVIRONMENT 19 out of 20 water samples in Guernsey contain glyphosate Guernsey Water have announced that the widely-used and possibly carcinogenic herbicide, glyphosate, has been found in almost all of the samples that they tested from the island. B...

Organic News - Agriculture’s role in climate change

11 December 2015

FARMING Agriculture’s role in climate change Emma Hockridge, head of policy at the Soil Association, appeared on Farming Today last weekend to discuss the role that agriculture has to play in mitigating climate change. She discussed the fact that so...

Organic Options in Countryside Stewardship

02 December 2015

Don't miss Natural England's rotational land and horticulture payments deadline of December 15th.

Events for the New Year! SOIL: Knowing what you’ve got & making it work for you

01 December 2015

Practical hands-on day with James Bretherton, Agscope. Includes BYO soil & soil analysis session: Wednesday 20th January, Glenluce Thursday 21st January, Thankerton Friday 22nd January, Galashiels Tuesday 16th February, Tain Wednesday 17th February,...

Soil Association launches food and drink standards consultation

01 December 2015

The Soil Association is consulting on proposed changes to its organic food and drink standards which cover food and drink manufacturing, packaging and labelling. Everyone with an interest in these areas is encouraged to take part in the public consu...

Organic News - Antibiotics, farm animals and the need for change

27 November 2015

HEALTH Antibiotics, farm animals and the need for change The Alliance to Save our Antibiotics co-signed a letter to the Times on Sunday (22nd Nov) from 20 medical experts and professionals, calling for greater political action against the overuse of...

First UK Chinese certification awarded via the Soil Association Certification partnership with OFDC

24 November 2015

The first licence for UK organic exports to China has been awarded via the partnership between Soil Association Certification and China’s certification body, OFDC (Organic Food Development and Certification Centre of China). Soil Association Certifi...

Glastir Advanced 2017

24 November 2015

A new expression of interest window has opened and will close at midnight on December 4th 2015 for Glastir Advanced 2017.
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