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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 + 1.6% 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.

Proposed payment rates for organic maintenance and conversion in England

26 November 2014

The Soil Association welcomes the announcement of the proposed payment rates for organic maintenance and conversion in England. Whilst not all types of land will attract increased payments, the new rates are much improved from the original proposals...

WRAP: advice and support to help you reduce your food waste

21 November 2014

We’ve become a signatory of WRAP’S Hospitality and Food Service Agreement, which supports caterers to reduce food and packaging waste by providing practical advice.

New market opportunity for red meat in South Wales

18 November 2014

Cig Calon Cymru based in Carmarthenshire, South Wales is looking for suppliers of organic cull cows (dairy and sucklers), organic commercial/prime beef, organic cull ewes and in the near future organic lambs to meet the demand from a new and growing...

Avian flu - update

18 November 2014

Poultry producers may have seen the news regarding a case of avian flu, near Driffield in East Riding of Yorkshire. Further details can be found on the BBC website here .

Monsanto pays out millions for GM Wheat contamination

14 November 2014

In an extraordinary settlement, Monsanto has agreed to pay over $2.3 million (£1.5 million) compensation to American wheat farmers because of economic losses from GM contamination of their wheat crops. Farmers in the Oregon, Idaho and Washington Sta...

Dragon’s Den Winners get the NPD treatment!

13 November 2014

The three winning businesses from August’s Organic Dragon’s Den took their places on an intensive new product development (NPD) session, a prize designed to help each business to further success in the marketplace.

Soil Association announces new international partnership with FLOCERT

10 November 2014

The Soil Association is pleased to announce a newly formed partnership with FLOCERT, a global certification and verification company, to provide certification for organic textiles. The new partnership was announced today (10 November 2014) at the Te...
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