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Soil Association launches attack on runaway maize: subsidised soil destruction

20 July 2015

The Soil Association is today (20 July2015) releasing a new report, runaway maize: subsidised soil destruction, exposing shocking evidence that this crop is threatening the future of farming and food security in the UK. Maize is responsible for envi...

Calling all triticale growers

20 July 2015

Triticale is a Cinderella cereal, often playing second fiddle to wheat in the market place. However, recent field trials have shown that it often out-yields wheat, using lower nitrogen inputs, making it an economic and environmentally sustainable cr...

HRH the Prince of Wales sees the benefits of quantifying the use of grass leys on Welsh farm visit

13 July 2015

On Friday (10 July 2015) The Prince of Wales, Patron of the Soil Association, visited an organic livestock farm in Wales. Maesllwyni Farm, is hosting a field lab as part of the Duchy Future Farming Programme that will give farmers tangible measurabl...

An opportunity to consider conversion

02 July 2015

The potential for organic farming is looking brighter than for some time: the new proposed payments for organic farmers are set to be more generous than in past years, the market growth for organic food continues to outstrip markets for non-organic ...

Soil Association comment on the renewed support for organic farmers in Defra's Countryside Stewardship handbook

26 June 2015

Liz Bowles, Head of Farming at the Soil Association said; “ The UK organic market is in strong growth and we have good reason to believe it will be sustained in the long term – but this takes time to influence organic production. "

Brits Set for a Better BBQ this Summer

26 June 2015

As the weather warms and thoughts turn to sunny days spent at lazy barbeques, new research from the Soil Association shows that over a third of Brits (39%) who’ll buy meat for a BBQ this summer will be buying better quality meat, like organic, this ...

Glastir Organic 2016 application window opens in July 2015

24 June 2015

The Glastir Organic 2016 application window will open on 20 July and close at midnight on 2 September 2015.

Catering Mark Awards celebrate the champions of food service

19 June 2015

Last night, (18 June 2015) the Soil Association held the Food for Life Catering Mark Awards to celebrate the determination, dedication and passion of the individuals at the heart of improving food eaten outside of the home. From chefs to managers to...

Interim market update – June 2015

17 June 2015

Good news for the organic market 2015 has been a very positive year for sales of organic food and drink so far with sustained steady growth through supermarkets, combined with encouraging feedback on growth within the independent sector as well. Whi...
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