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Organic farmer Oliver Dowding is appointed Green Party agriculture spokesperson.

Organic farmer Oliver Dowding has been appointed as the Green Party’s new spokesperson on agriculture. The newly defined post is an expression of the party’s desire to connect with farmers and have a stronger profile on agricultural issues. Dowding has farmed in south-east Somerset for nearly 40 years, the last 26 as an organic farmer. […]

March 1, 2016 Continue Reading
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Soil Association catering mark hits one million meals

Last week the Soil Association announced that one million meals are now being served every work day in schools, universities, nurseries, workplaces, hospitals, care homes and restaurants to its Food for Life Catering Mark standards. Catering Mark meals are now served in nearly 30 workplaces, 25% schools in England, 20% universities, over 300 nurseries and […]

December 16, 2014 Continue Reading
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Don’t allow US hormones and pesticides into our food, Oliver warns

Jamie Oliver has warned that a controversial trade deal between the EU and US could open the door to food imports containing growth hormones and banned pesticides. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement is being presented by big business as a way to remove trade barriers and make business easier. But others warn […]

August 19, 2014 Continue Reading
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