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Promoting the benefits – Arla dairy UK Organic


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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