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Plans for ‘mega-dairy’ withdrawn

16 February 2011

Plans to set up the UK’s largest dairy farm were withdrawn today (16 February 2011). Commenting on the announcement by Nocton Dairies Ltd. Emma Hockridge, head of policy at the Soil Association, said:

New dates for Industry Learning Events

14 February 2011

Our one-day organic induction events provide brands, retailers and caterers the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the market while deepening their understanding of organic benefits.

Nominate for the Sunday Telegraph’s top 1,000?

14 February 2011

To mark the start of the British economy’s recovery from the recent financial crisis and recession, The Daily and The Sunday Telegraph have set out to establish which companies will drive that growth, creating the jobs and the wealth the country need...

Food from descendants of cloned animals: Have your say

08 February 2011

The Soil Association has written to the Food Standards Agency outlining our concerns about their new view that there are no food safety grounds for regulating the meat and milk from the offspring from cloned cattle and pigs. The Soil Association bel...

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...
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