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Soil Association comment on iodine levels in organic milk

28 April 2015

Helen Browning, chief executive at the Soil Association commented: “This is pure scaremongering. Pregnant women should not stop drinking organic milk in response to this research, which repeats findings from a study published in 2013. As today’s stu...

Organic Trade Board and The Soil Association call for independents to join campaign to 'wake up to organic'

21 April 2015

Organic Trade Board and The Soil Association are calling for independent organic retailers to take part in ‘Wake Up To Organic’ - a new campaign designed to drive footfall and awareness of organic products this summer.

Soil Association launches new campaign to support independent retailers

21 April 2015

The Soil Association is releasing a new package of support for independent retailers following continued growth in the sector over the past 3 years. The Soil Association 2015 Organic Market Report revealed the independent sector continues to outpace...

2015 Natural and Organic Awards winners announced

21 April 2015

Winners of the Natural and Organic Awards 2015, hosted in association with the Soil Association, were announced at the Natural and Organic Products show on Sunday 19 April at the Excel Centre, London. The annual ceremony, now in its twentieth year, ...

Soil Association Certification announces new chief executive

21 April 2015

Soil Association Certification, the UK's largest organic certification body, has appointed Martin Sawyer as its new chief executive. Martin brings a strong background in the food industry and is well placed to lead Soil Association Certification thr...

Record number of Soil Association licensees to attend Natural and Organic Products Europe

14 April 2015

A record number of Soil Association Certification brands will be exhibiting at this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe on 19th – 20th April. Over 90 Soil Association certified businesses will be at the show to exhibit the best in organic. The ...

Urgent Notice to all Welsh Organic Farmers: Organic Certificates

14 April 2015

1. All farmers with contracts under the new Glastir Organic Scheme (running from 1st January 2015) will need to submit a copy of their organic certificate to their regional Welsh Government office by the 30th April 2015.

Field Lab – Farm Scale AD: Improving Efficiency and Cutting Costs (Meeting 4), 2 July 2015

14 April 2015

Cream o’Galloway, Gatehouse of Fleet This is the last of 4 open meetings looking at small-scale AD in an organic dairy system.

Countryside Stewardship Update

09 April 2015

Natural England have published a Countryside Stewardship update. This provides more information on the new scheme and how farmers can apply to join. The new scheme will include payments for organic maintenance and conversion.
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