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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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Clearly talking organic food and farming – ASA and Arla

08/06/2017

Recently the ASA has ruled against Arla on the wording of their advert for organic milk. Within the statement made by the ASA it states the following “The ASA considered that consumers would interpret the claim “Good for the land … helping to support a more sustainable future” to mean that the production of the […]

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General Election 2017

03/06/2017

The outcome of the upcoming general election will have some of the biggest implications for our food, farming and environmental systems for a generation. From trade deals to research funding and access to labour, there are some major challenges ahead, and different approaches from each of the parties vying for your vote. To help you […]

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Latest technology to help ensure food traceability in organic certified products

22/05/2017

Latest developments in food traceability and testing technology are helping OF&G ensure that the increased demand for organic food continues to be met from certified products. Special tests which take so-called ‘environmental fingerprints’ of produce are enabling OF&G to work with organic businesses to ensure that food is being produced to meet the sector’s rigorous […]

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Organic Farming – addressing the challenges of global food production

22/05/2017

Executive Summary At a time when food security and sustainability demand that we address the challenges faced by our global food system, the inherent benefits of organic food production systems offers real and practical solutions. Global agriculture is facing huge challenges.  According to the UN, the global population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by […]

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Organic sector thriving on back of strong market growth

18/05/2017

Latest government figures on UK organic food production show the sector is continuing to thrive on the back of strong market growth, says organic licensing body OF&G. Defra’s organic farming statistics show that while the amount of organic land fell by 3.6% in 2016, the amount of UK farmland in organic conversion rose by more than […]

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Innovative organic wheat variety helps baker produce sustainable loaf

17/05/2017

An innovative variety of organic wheat is giving a Nottinghamshire baker a unique chance to strengthen relationships across the supply chain and produce a more sustainable loaf of bread. Thanks to her links with BBC Food and Farming nominees, Hodmedods, Kimberley Bell of the Small Food Bakery in Nottingham is using flour from the Organic […]

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Get involved with Wake Up To Organic 2017

13/05/2017

Last year, Wake Up To Organic saw 2,000 free organic breakfasts given out at 70 events. On social media, there were over 3,000 tweets using #WakeUpToOrganic on the day with a reach of 3 million. And this year, the Organic Trade Board has announced that Wake Up To Organic will be even bigger with over […]

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Seed Co-operative named as 2017 BBC Food and Farming Awards finalists

07/04/2017

Seed Co-operative, the UK’s community owned seed company, is one of three finalists in the Future Food category of the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2017. At the UK’s community Seed Co-operative they grow seeds for everyone, and for the health and well being of people and the planet. They are a community-owned seed company, not […]

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