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Prince of Wales visits innovative research project

18 July 2014

As part of his annual Food and Farming Summer School, HRH The Prince of Wales met with students and farmers at Eastbrook Farm in Wiltshire.

New research shows significant nutritional differences between organic and non-organic food

11 July 2014

New research from Newcastle University, to be published on Tuesday 15 July, in the British Journal of Nutrition , has shown that organic crops and crop-based foods – including fruit, vegetables and cereals – are up to 60% higher in a number of key a...

Government must uphold ban on bee-harming pesticides

01 July 2014

Ministers must stand up to intense lobbying from the pesticide industry by refusing to allow a banned bee-harming pesticide to be sprayed on Britain’s crops, the Soil Association has said in in a letter to David Cameron today (Tuesday 1 July).

Government urged to reject Syngenta's bid to use banned pesticide

27 June 2014

The Soil Association has called on David Cameron to reject a bid by Syngenta to be allowed to ignore the EU ban on bee-damaging pesticides in the UK. On Tuesday Syngenta asked to be allowed to use one of its neonicotinoid pesticides on around 186,00...

Please help us ensure a fair deal for organic farming in the new CAP

11 June 2014

Please help us engage with the current local level consultation on agri-environment payments in the newly reformed CAP.

CAP reform update June 2014

06 June 2014

We have brought together the latest basic information on the current state of play of this round of CAP reform for each country of the UK with specific reference to organic farming. Many details are still being worked out by Defra. The Soil Associat...

Seeking a Successor for Skye Forest Garden

04 June 2014

Soil Association licensee Sandy Masson owns and runs Skye Forest Garden, an enchanting 16 acre (6.5ha) woodland peninsula situated at Sleat on the beautiful Isle of Skye.

DOFF Field Labs prove popular in Europe

04 June 2014

Soil Association Research Manager Kate Pressland and Agricultural Development Manager Colleen McCulloch visited the beautiful city of Prague recently, where their work on the DOFF Field Lab program was very well received by an audience of UK and Eur...

Graham’s The Family Dairy shine at the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2014

27 May 2014

Graham’s The Family Dairy is celebrating a trio of awards after winning three categories at the national Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards.

Food for Life acknowledged in UN report

16 May 2014

Good public food procurement supports nutritious diets and sustainable food systems, says UN expert.
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