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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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Hodmedod’s named as 2017 BBC Food & Farming Awards finalists

07/04/2017

  A small but growing independent business, Hodmedod’s, are one of three finalists for the Best Producer category of the 2017 BBC Food and Farming Awards, announced on the Food Programme. The business was founded in 2012 to source and supply beans and other products from British farms. They are committed to providing quality organic food that’s more sustainably […]

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GM: taking views on food resilience

27/03/2017

The debate around genetic modification (GM) of crops has resurfaced this week after Princess Anne said she believed the technology could bring important benefits to food production. In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today, the Princess Royal said the country had to accept that GM technology had ‘real benefits to offer’. While genetic engineering […]

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Licensee Questionnaire Feedback 2017

24/03/2017

In our January 2017 newsletter we sent out a questionnaire to find out how the businesses we provide organic certification to feel we are responding to their business needs and the level of service we provide. Our thanks go to everyone who responded and for all the comments and thoughts we received. 93% of those who responded rated the overall satisfaction with the […]

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Sustain membership helps bring organic food concerns to Brexit discussions

22/03/2017

OF&G is continuing its efforts to ensure organic food and farming’s concerns are on the table during Brexit negotiations by becoming a member of leading lobby group Sustain. Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming, advocates food and agricultural policies which enhance animal and public health and welfare, improve the environment and promote equity. […]

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Beth Williams receives first OF&G scholarship

14/03/2017

OF&G is delighted to have set up a new postgraduate scholarship for agro-ecology students at Harper Adams University. Beth Williams, 23, has received the first OF&G Scholarship, which is dedicated to the memory of late OF&G Director Bill Allen. Studying Countryside Management at honours degree level, including a voluntary placement year working with Shropshire Wildlife […]

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