The UK Organic sector has written a letter to UK Chief Negotiator, Lord Frost expressing concerns about post Brexit trade in Organic produce.

The UK Organic sector has written a letter to UK Chief Negotiator, Lord Frost expressing concerns about post Brexit trade in Organic produce. The Biodynamic Association, together with 30 organic food and drink sector bodies have signed a letter written by the Food and Drink Federation to raise awareness over concerns about the future ofContinue reading →

Covid-19 updates

Inspections In response to the latest government advice and the ongoing public health emergency we have taken the decision to delay physical inspections until it is safe to carry them out. Please be assured your Organic & Demeter certificates issued for 2020 will continue to be valid. Following DEFRA advice, we intend to compete allContinue reading →

Market update

In every crisis there is also opportunity. We have seen many businesses revise their offering in the last few weeks to adapt to the ever changing market place amidst the restrictions placed on everyone due to the Corona virus outbreak. With this in mind I will be focusing my attention for the coming few monthsContinue reading →

CERTIFICATION BOARD LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL MEMBERS

The Certification Board is looking for additional members.  Meetings take place 4 times a year, in Stroud, mostly Wednesdays.  For this voluntary work we would welcome new faces with a suitable background in Farming, Food Processing or Trading, particularly if you feel at home with financial accounts or spreadsheets. If interested, please contact the office:Continue reading →

‘The Basics of Soil Fertility’ – new publication

This booklet offers a view on soil fertility from different angles. It deliberately avoids offering universal ‘instructions’, but rather seeks to provide information to stimulate new thinking about a sustainable relationship to the soil