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Why it happened

28 October 2009

Born 1898, Lady Evelyn Barbara Balfour was a farmer and one of few women in 1915 to study agriculture. Although many people were involved in the Soil Association’s creation and early development, Lady Eve Balfour’s contribution – as its founder and ...

Soil management

13 June 2009

Six Soil management training events were delivered in 2009. The events were held on 13 May at Newmiln Farm (Perth), 8 June at Oakwood Mill (Selkirk), 13 August at Mid Coul Farms (Inverness), 16 September at Rainton Farm (Castle Douglas), 24 Septembe...

Campaigners urge Gordon Brown to take action over 'irresponsible use of antibiotics in the agricultural sector'

23 March 2009

Soil Association director Patrick Holden and Compassion in World Farming director Philip Lymbery have today written to the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, urging him to recognise the importance of statements made in the Chief Medical Officer’s report ...

Mutant strain of antibiotic-resistant E. coli found in the UK

18 November 2008

The Soil Association is calling on the Government to issue guidelines that will limit the veterinary use of the most modern penicillin-type antibiotics. This is necessary to prevent the spread of a serious new superbug.

Minister must take action over rising use of farm drugs implicated in new 'superbug' crisis

21 December 2006

The Soil Association demands the Government takes urgent action to prevent an emerging farm ‘superbug’ problem turning into a major public health crisis. The new superbug has been confirmed on 11 cattle farms in the UK, and more cattle and pig farms...
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