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Scotland’s ambitious new organic action plan unveiled

An ambitious new organic action plan for Scotland, funded by the Scottish Government and produced by the Scottish Organic Forum, was launched last week. Created with input from relevant organizations across the country, including Soil Association Scotland, Organic Ambitions: Scotland’s Organic Action Plan 2016-2020 sets out a range of steps designed to aid in building […]

February 2, 2016 Continue Reading

GM crops banned in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said he is prohibiting the cultivation of genetically-modified (GM) crops in the country. The minister’s announcement follows the recent EU decision to allow member states to opt out of growing approved GM crops within their territories. “I remain unconvinced of the advantages of GM crops, and I consider […]

September 29, 2015 Continue Reading
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Meros Dairies slays dragons in Soil Association Scotland competition

After taking on six other budding food and drink entrepreneurs in Soil Association Scotland’s Organic Dragons’ Den in Edinburgh last month, Demetra Pantelouris of Meros Dairies was crowned the winner. A wide range of products were showcased including cheeses, preserves, meats and even some organic cocktail bitters, with each competitor having 25 minutes to prepare, […]

September 1, 2015 Continue Reading

Scottish vitamin D study ‘irresponsible’

A study conducted by ScotCen Social Research and commissioned by the Food Standards Agency and Scottish Government has stated that the average level of vitamin D in the Scottish population is above the current indicator of optimal vitamin D status, even though it also found that over a third of participants recorded sub-optimal levels of […]

December 9, 2013 Continue Reading

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