organic standards to be updated

Oct 14, 2018

The Soil Association has recently completed a review of organic standards with a plan to update them.

This is to make sure they are as straightforward, transparent and clear as possible for their licensees to use, for the public to understand and, most importantly, that what licensees are being required to do makes a big difference to the natural world, the quality of life for farm animals and the organic food we eat.

The changes will happen in two phases. To find out more about what’s going on and for a short video, click here

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