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Organic derogation extension avoids ‘severe consequences’ for pork and poultry producers

The news that two derogations for organic pigs and poultry have been extended has been welcomed by industry bodies, although the long-term future is still uncertain. 

Organic meat rise driven by animal welfare

National sales of organic meat increased in September thanks to growing shopper demand for welfare and traceability.

Extension on organic derogations sought for pig and poultry sector

The industry has warned that an extension on two derogations for organic pig and poultry is vital to the sectors. 

Farmers praised for rising to organic challenge

Farmers rearing organic animals have been commended by the Soil Association for meeting demands for organic meat.

British charcuterie range launched by Eversfield Organic

Devon-based Eversfield Organic has launched what it has called an “exciting” range of all-British organic charcuterie. 

Eversfield Organic charcuterie range to launch next month

Eversfield Organic is launching a new range of British organic charcuterie nationwide from 15 July.

Waitrose in hot water for sourcing New Zealand lamb

Sheep farmers have been left angry with supermarket chain Waitrose after it marketed New Zealand lamb under its Duchy brand. 

Catering Mark customers spend £40m on Red Tractor products

New research has highlighted an increased spend on British, farm-assured and organic products in the catering sector. 

Sales of organic food on the rise

The UK organic food market grew 4.9% in sales in 2015, according to The Soil Association’s 2016 Organic Market Report. 

Organic meat boasts more nutrients, report finds

Eating organic meat instead of non-organic meat could provide consumers with double the number of essential nutrients and lower the risk of heart disease, a study by Newcastle University has found. 

Organic meat company starts year with new innovation

Devon-based The Well Hung Meat Company has begun 2016 with the launch of a meatbox aimed at simplifying eating clean, healthy, and organic meat. 

Organic farm expands empire

Award-winning Eversfield Organic Farm has announced that it has acquired Dorset Farms for an undisclosed sum. This transaction has elevated the business to become one of the nation’s biggest brands in providing organic and free-range products.

Sales of organic produce have increased 3% year-on-year
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Organic sales experience growth

There is an increasing demand for organic products, according to research from the Soil Association. Figures suggest that since August 2014, organic sales have outperformed their non-organic counterparts. 

Consumers are favouring quality over price when it comes to barbecue meat.
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Quality overtakes price in barbecue meat selection

Quality is more important than price when it comes to choosing meat for a barbecue. This was one of the findings of a new survey by organic certification body The Soil Association about how consumers choose barbecue meat.

Organic body meets Welsh Government on farming policy

Soil Association representatives met members of the Welsh Government yesterday (Thursday 30 April), to discuss their priorities for farmers and agricultural policy for the next 12 months.

Organic drive for independent retailers

Organic body the Soil Association has launched a new campaign to support independent retailers and help them promote sales of organic produce.

Farm efficiency in focus at Soil Association livestock event

Low input production techniques for innovative farming will be examined at next week’s Soil Association National Livestock Event.

Organic poultry sales see positive performance

Despite overall poultry sales experiencing mixed results, sales of the organic variety are up on last year, the Soil Association reported.

Bonativo brings online farmers’ market to London

A start-up company, Bonativo, has launched an online farmers’ market for Londoners, offering meat and other products from local producers.

Soil Association claims success for organic campaign

The Soil Association has claimed its Organic September campaign caused a ‘boom’ in the organics market, causing growth of 3.6% during the month.

Increase in organic poultry production

The number of organic poultry birds increased during 2013, despite the continued decline of organic farming land in the UK.

Soil Association launches 2014 organic awards

The Soil Association has announced that its 2014 awards are now open for entries, with everything from food and drink to organic living awards up for grabs.

Organic meat, poultry and fish are on the up

Sales of organic meat, poultry and fish increased by 2.2% in 2013, as the Soil Association announced the first growth in the total organic market for four years.

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