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Food fit for a health or disease service?

07 February 2011

A new survey for the Soil Association has revealed that over half of people (53%) would not be happy serving the meals they were given in hospital to a child, 29% say the food was so bad that at times they couldn’t recognise what was on their plate,...

The Independent: "Helen Browning: A woman who won't be cowed in the war against titan farms"

31 January 2011

The following story was published in the Independent on 31 January...

Anaerobic digesters

26 January 2011

The Anaerobic digester (AD) events include presentations from BiogenGreenfinch, Strutt & Parker, SEPA and The Energy Saving Trust. The informational session in the morning covers an overview of AD, how it works, what feedstocks are suitable, what yo...

Honesty on technology is needed

25 January 2011

We need to be honest about the failures of certain technologies - such as GM - to provide food for a growing world population, says Molly Consibee, the Soil Association's director of campaigns and communications.

Groundbreaking research proves the benefits of buying organic milk throughout the year

17 January 2011

The Soil Association welcomes a new report from scientists at Newcastle University which shows that organic milk is higher in beneficial nutrients and fatty acids throughout the year. It comes in a long line of research proving the benefits of buyin...

GM chickens 'potentially pose a greater threat to human health' and 'an attempted cover up for flawed farming'

14 January 2011

The Soil Association is strongly opposed to the development of GM chickens which are claimed to be genetically engineered to stop them spreading avian influenza. This proposed development does not tackle the underlying cause of serious disease outbr...

New campaign launches to highlight benefits of organic

07 January 2011

The organic industry launches a high profile 3-year campaign that is set to deliver sales growth by increasing consumer demand for organic food in the UK.

Conference set to deliver three key sessions for trade

16 December 2010

Our 2011 conference offers three comprehensive trade elements which will be of interest to any business operating in the organic market.

One in four farming families living in poverty

10 December 2010

One in four farming families are living below the poverty line, according to a study by the Commission for Rural Communities.

Apology to Calon Wen members

09 December 2010

An article about the Calon Wen organic dairy cooperative in the current issue of Organic Farming magazine (issue 105) contains an error.
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