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Fife and East Renfrewshire latest in Scotland to achieve Food for Life Catering Mark

23 June 2014

Fife Council and East Renfrewshire Council have become the latest local authorities in Scotland to achieve new Food for Life Catering Mark awards, demonstrating their ongoing commitment to serving fresh, healthy, sustainable food.

Soil Association Scotland's response to Becoming a Good Food Nation

18 June 2014

Good food is a right, not a privilege. As the Scottish Government launches this next phase of the national food and drink policy, we welcome the chance to help re-energise the debate and move Scotland towards becoming a Good Food Nation.

Soil Association's response to new school food standards

17 June 2014

The Soil Association's response to the new school food standards:

New school food standards encourage use of fresh, sustainable, local ingredients

17 June 2014

Today a new set of school food standards (along with accompanying guidance for schools and their cooks and caterers) was launched by Education Secretary Michael Gove.

Soil Association comment on decline in organic land

13 June 2014

Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy said: “The organic market grew by 2.8% last year and research has shown that organic shoppers expect to buy more organic products this year than last. The organic market also continues to have strong g...

Soil Association reaction to EU decision to allow Member States to go GM free

12 June 2014

Commenting on the decision by the EU to allow Member States to go GM free, Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director said:

Please help us ensure a fair deal for organic farming in the new CAP

11 June 2014

Please help us engage with the current local level consultation on agri-environment payments in the newly reformed CAP.

CAP reform update June 2014

06 June 2014

We have brought together the latest basic information on the current state of play of this round of CAP reform for each country of the UK with specific reference to organic farming. Many details are still being worked out by Defra. The Soil Associat...

A week left to complete Defra survey on Country of Origin Labelling in the Catering Sector

06 June 2014

Defra has invited participants for a survey on Voluntary Country of Origin Labelling in the Catering and Hospitality Sector

Seeking a Successor for Skye Forest Garden

04 June 2014

Soil Association licensee Sandy Masson owns and runs Skye Forest Garden, an enchanting 16 acre (6.5ha) woodland peninsula situated at Sleat on the beautiful Isle of Skye.
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