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OPINION: What will US hydroponics ruling mean for UK organics?

10/11/2017

An unexpected decision to certify hydroponic systems as organic in the United States could have implications for UK organic in a post-Brexit world, says Alan Schofield, Organic Growers Alliance chairman. The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) advisory body, The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) held its autumn meeting in Jacksonville, Florida on 31 October – […]

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OF&G joins call for greater organic support from global leaders

20/10/2017

Organic agriculture needs to drive more support and engagement to help the sector create regenerative and resilient food and farming systems both in the UK and across the world. OF&G told global leaders in organic agriculture that organic has the potential to transform the UK’s farming systems, making them more sustainable and productive. But it […]

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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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