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Climate benefits of peatland restoration to be certified by OF&G

19/09/2017

  Projects working to restore one of the UK’s most important landscapes are to be given a boost thanks to a collaboration which will see OF&G verify the climatic benefits of peatland restoration. OF&G has joined forces with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on the UK Peatland Programme which is designed […]

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Food for thought

05/09/2017

A report released today by the Pesticides Action Network, Food for Thought, has found that children in England are being exposed to residues of 123 different pesticides on the fresh produce they receive through the Department of Health’s School Fruit and Vegetables Scheme (SFVS). These include suspected endocrine disruptors which interfere with hormone systems, known carcinogens, and organophosphates […]

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Promoting the benefits – Arla dairy UK Organic

12/07/2017

We are very pleased to see the UK organic dairy sector is still growing and we welcome the recent Arla announcement to highlight the credentials of its organic offering. Tomas Pietrangeli, Managing Director of Arla Foods UK said: “We believe there is significant headroom to grow the organic milk category and make organic milk more accessible […]

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Driving growth through innovation at NOCC 2017: Get your tickets now

29/06/2017

National Organic Combinable Crops 2017 The OF&G annual farming event. Growers keen to drive growth in their businesses through innovative practices and technology can learn about some of the latest developments in crop production at this year’s largest UK organic on-farm event. The National Organic Combinable Crops (NOCC) conference will see organic and non-organic farmers, […]

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Glyphosate ban should not damage UK farming, OF&G tells Cereals Event

23/06/2017

Adding value to farm produce and increasing soil biological activity  will help farmers prepare for a future with fewer crop protection products, OF&G told growers at this year’s Cereals Event. Speaking during the event’s headline Oxford Farming Conference debate (14 June), OF&G business development manager Steven Jacobs said that life without glyphosate did not spell […]

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OF&G welcomes Michael Gove to Defra role

20/06/2017

Commenting on the appointment of Michael Gove as Defra secretary, OF&G Chief Executive Roger Kerr said: “OF&G is pleased to welcome Michael Gove to Defra, and we look forward to working with him and his team to help drive the UK’s thriving organic food and farming sector. “Mr Gove brings a large amount of experience […]

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Organic Policy in the UK – post-Brexit options

20/06/2017

With big changes ahead in the UK, there is an opportunity for more supportive policies for organic food and farming. This goes far beyond direct government financial support; there is now an opportunity for a refocused perspective on the potential that organic production methods offer to both government, conservation and farming organisations in the UK. […]

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