Children in England are exposed to a ‘cocktail of pesticide residues’ in the produce they consume through the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS).
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The Soil Association celebrated its 70-year anniversary in June with an event sponsored by Waitrose Duchy programme.
Founded in 1992 by Lizzie Vann, organic children’s food brand Organix is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and is set to become a £40 million business. Here, managing director Anna Rosier talks to NPN about her 13 years at the brand. How did you get involved in the organic world? I came from a […]
The Soil Association’s (SA) Food for Life programme has received a £1.25 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund
Soil Association Certification is teaming up with the Carbon Trust to develop a bespoke sustainable catering standard to complement the Food for Life Catering Mark. The new standard will look at waste, energy and water, in addition to food provenance and supply chain, which are already covered by the existing Catering Mark award. To be […]
Leading organic businesses expect the organic market to grow steadily through 2015 with the prospect that sales will break through the £2 billion barrier in 2016.* According to surveys conducted in early 2015 by the Soil Association, 76% of wholesalers, 67% of independent retailers and 63% of leading organic brands anticipate increased sales in 2015. […]
In the wake of recent headlines about the amount of sugar consumed and its negative health effects, a survey by Public Health England (PHE) has revealed that 12% of children already have tooth decay at the age of three. The research, the first national oral health survey of three-year-olds in England, checked the teeth of […]