Soil Association

Chinese market open for UK organic dairy imports

Chinese market open for UK organic dairy imports

By Lynda Searby

A British organic dairy cooperative has broken into the one of the world’s most lucrative markets after being awarded the UK’s first licence through the Soil Association to export organic products to China.

UK's organic standards up for public consultation

By Niamh Michail

The Soil Association is updating its organic standards to make them more practical and transparent and is calling on the public to give its opinion in an open consultation.

Financial assistance has spurred higher rates of organic certification in Europe

Organic production: To certify or not?

By Lynda Searby

Subsidies have led to high rates of organic certification in Europe – while costs and confusion often prevent US organic producers from certifying their products, according to a new study.

UK organic sector stabilises with modest 0.6% growth after successive years of waning sales, shows Nielsen data

First signs of organic sector recovery?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

The UK organic sector is showing the first signs of recovery with 0.6% sales growth after a tough slog through the recession, according to new data from Nielsen and the Soil Association.

UK organic sales increased 1.6% in the first three months of the year

Horse meat scandal boosts UK organic sales

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

UK year on year sales of organic food have increased for the first time since 2009, according to new figures from Kantar Worldpanel - an increase that the Soil Association has said was partly due to the horse meat scandal.

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