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Comment on the review of the EU Organic Regulation

18 December 2014

Helen Browning, Soil Association chief executive, said: “We are pleased that following a recent Agricultural Council meeting, the Council and the EU Commission now appear to share a common view on the direction of work around the ongoing review of t...

Comment on the proposal to exclude support for organic conversion and maintenance from the RDP for Northern Ireland

16 December 2014

Liz Bowles, head of farming at the Soil Association, said: “We are very disappointed that the proposed Rural Development Programme will fail to support Northern Ireland’s organic farmers.

Take part in our wheat variety survey

11 December 2014

The Soil Association, in conjunction with other UK certification bodies and sector organisations, is conducting a national survey to find out how different wheat varieties are performing across the country to help to accelerate wheat variety improve...

One million meals: putting organic, local, British and Farm Assured produce on the table

10 December 2014

Today (10 December) the Soil Association celebrates a landmark achievement, with one million high quality meals being served each workday in schools, universities, nurseries, workplaces, hospitals, care homes and restaurants across the UK [1]. The S...

One million meals: Soil Association transforming workplace catering in UK businesses

10 December 2014

Today (10 December) the Soil Association celebrates a landmark achievement, with one million high quality meals being served each workday in schools, universities, nurseries, workplaces, hospitals, care homes and restaurants across the UK [1]. The S...

Organic: the gold standard of our vision for good food

01 December 2014

Four Trustees of the Soil Association’s seventeen Trustees resigned in November 2014 following the rejection by their fellow Trustees of a motion challenging our three year old strategy. Our strategy focusses as strongly as ever on organic food and ...

Choose organic this Christmas to support a kinder, greener, better food system

01 December 2014

It’s hard to ignore the warm fuzzy feeling that bubbles up before Christmas. Yet the same time, while many of us try to avoid needless buying for the rest of the year, this season can sometimes feel like a bit of a moral dilemma.

Organic Market Update – Growth continues into Winter months

27 November 2014

Organic sales have continued to grow steadily during the early Winter months. Year on year sales to November 8 show a healthy + 1.8% increase in value which, when compared to the contraction in non-organic sales of -0.8% , shows that organic food an...

Business as usual not an option say soil experts

26 November 2014

Over 200 delegates and speakers gathered for the Soil Association's 6th annual Soil Symposium (25 November 2014) in Solihull to hear from international experts on soil and to discuss the vital area of soil resilience in agriculture.

Good for our health and NHS budgets: Event celebrates landmark year for improving hospital food

26 November 2014

NHS Trusts, caterers, commissioners and good food advocates came together in London yesterday (25 November) to reflect on the year’s remarkable developments in hospital food, now widely recognised, for the first time, as a clinical priority.
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