Helen Browning

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    Tesco under fire for fictitious branding

    Tesco has found itself on the receiving end of a backlash against its fictitious fresh produce branding. The retailer has introduced 76 new lines across seven different farm brands – including Redmere Farms for vegetables and Boswell Farms for beef… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Footprint-Column-Toque-dOr-Image-2 Organic v non-organic: the battle over health benefits Foodservice News and Information Out of Home sector news  University of Surrey University of Reading University of Newcastle Soil Association Professor Tom Sanders Professor Margaret Ryman Professor Leifert Professor Ian Givens King's College London Helen Browning British Journal of Nutrition

    Organic v non-organic: the battle over health benefits

    Organic milk and meat could well be healthier than non-organic products. An analysis of over 250 research papers by scientists at Newcastle University found “clear differences” between organic and conventional milk and meat. “Most importantly, a switch from conventional to… Read More

  • If we don’t take care of our soil, we won’t be able to feed people in 50 years

    APPEARING ON Desert Island Disks, Helen Browning, the head of the Soil Association, explained that: “We’ve already degraded about 40 per cent of our soils internationally, and that’s happening here [in the UK] as well. If we don’t take care… Read More

  • The organic food market fights back

    THE 2015 Organic Market Report, produced by the Soil Association, says that sales of organic products are on the rise, increasing by 4% in 2014.                           The report… Read More

  • New report calls for changes to the UK food and farming policy

    THE FOOD Ethics Council, Soil Association and Compassion in World Farming have collaborated with seven other UK organisations to produce a report which challenges the government’s current UK food and farming policy.                … Read More

  • Public health at top of Soil Association agenda

    LEADING EXPERTS from education and the public health sector gathered last week at the annual Soil Association conference, under that banner ‘Good Food for All’.   The conference, which took place on from the 9th-10th October in London, focused on… Read More

  • £3.6m for sustainable catering

    SUSTAINABLE CATERING has been given a £3.6m boost thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund’s Well-Being programme.     The Food for Life Partnership, a national school food programme run by the Soil Association, has been awarded the grant… Read More