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Success at Nordic Organic Food Fair

31 October 2014

It’s been another successful year at the Nordic Organic Food Fair . Lee Holdstock, Soil Association Trade Relations Manager accompanied Soil Association UK organic certified businesses, showcasing products and brands on a pavilion to thousands of vi...

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit 2014

31 October 2014

Organised by Organic Monitor, the aim of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit is to encourage sustainability in the beauty industry by bringing together key stake-holders and debate key issues in a high-level forum.

Organic market continues to boom after successful Organic September

30 October 2014

Proving small changes can add up to a big difference, new Nielsen figures released today show sales of organic food and drink through UK supermarkets were in excess of a staggering £100 million in September 2014 - equivalent to 3.6% growth - as a re...

Soil Association submit proposal on TB compensation

27 October 2014

Following discussions with licensees and members, the Soil Association has submitted a proposal to request changes to the Cattle Compensation (England) Order 2012 to more accurately reflect the difference in price between organic and conventional ca...

Ben Raskin’s Seedy Weekend

20 October 2014

Our Head of Horticulture, Ben Raskin, has had a rather 'seedy weekend'. As a seed specialist, Ben tends to be involved in all things seed-related. This Saturday the Open Pollinated revolution really kicked off with the launch of the South West Seed ...

Soil Association annual conference highlights the growing evidence of chilling impacts of neonicotinoids

10 October 2014

The Soil Association’s annual conference established the case for continuing the ban on neonicotinoids. Professor Dave Goulson of the University of Sussex discussed the mounting evidence of how bees and other wildlife are being quietly poisoned by t...

Glastir Organic - Actions for farmers

30 September 2014

An important update for farmers and growers in Wales on Glastir Organic.

Organic market strengthens as retailers and brands gain confidence

24 September 2014

The Soil Association is announcing new figures released today (24 September 2014) showing acceleration in the growth of the UK’s organic grocery market - outperforming non organic sales in supermarkets.

Trees: a Valuable Resource. Woodland Management and Biomass

17 September 2014

Wednesday 29th October, Elphin, nr Ullapool A practical day looking at trees: from planting and pruning to processing; how to manage existing woodland; opportunities for selling wood and wood fuel; what you need to know to commission a boiler; the R...

Important message to all organic farmers in Wales

17 September 2014

Applications for the Glastir Organic Scheme will need to be made this autumn between 29th September and 31st October .
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