Blog: Soil Association speaks out

Catherine Sleep | 12 October 2006

You may have gathered there’s been something of a rumpus over organic standards of late, with senior organic experts accusing the supermarkets of forcing standards down so they can better exploit the booming organic industry. There are reports of discord at the Soil Association, bastion of organic standards in the UK, with at least one confirmed resignation at a senior level.

In a punchy comment piece written for the Guardian, Soil Association policy director Peter Melchett sheds some light on the internal concerns of the organisation and urges the industry to pull together to change the market for the better. It’s worth a read.

A storm in an organic tea cup?


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