Sites of Interest
There are many interesting and informative websites on the
internet about organic food and related topics, I have made a
list of the sites I know of that may be useful to you. I hope
you find these links to be as useful as I found them to be.
However, I am not responsible for the content of any external
< Click on the name to visit the website >
Health and Welfare in Organic Farming
|This compendium has been produced by members
of staff at the Organic Livestock Research Group (OLRG) at the
Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics Research Unit (VEERU),
Department of Agriculture, The University of Reading. The aim
of the compendium is to serve as a resource material and training
tool for farmers, advisors, inspectors, veterinarians, organic
sector bodies and policy makers on issues related to general
and specific animal health and welfare aspects of organic livestock
|This is the homepage of the Biodynamic Agricultural
Association in Great Britain. The Association's main objectives
are to foster and promote the agricultural impulse started by
Rudolf Steiner in 1924 (the date of his course of lectures on
agriculture) and to help and support those wishing to put into
practice the biodynamic method.
|This site focuses on the growing
demand for organic goods and produce. We discuss
the benefits and where to find organic products
and how you can go organic.
|CMi is one of the largest independent consultancy,
certification and inspection companies in the food, drink and
in World Farming (CIWF)
|Compassion in World Farming is the world's leading
organisation concerned with farm animal welfare. CIWF is actively
campaigning to end the factory farming of animals and long distance
transport through hard-hitting political lobbying, investigations
and high profile campaigns.
Association GM food campaign
|Opposition to Genetically Modified (GM) foods
is growing yet the government is continuing to side-line consumer
concerns and jeopardise consumer choice by supporting commercial
growing of GM in the UK. This site has information about GM food
and resources such as articals and links.
- Organic Food and Farming
|In this part of the Defra website we have brought
together all the information we hold on organic food and farming.
The information is organised into ten sections, each section
being oriented towards a specific user group - consumers, farmers,
certification bodies and so on.
|Dumfries and Galloway Organic
|A network for organic farmers, producers and
processors, their aim is to bring organic producers in Dumfries
and Galloway together to share and trade stock, cereals, information,
ideas and knowlege.
|UK Ecology magazine featuring regular articles
on globalisation, global climate change, and other ecology news
and topics such as GM food and the effects of globalisation on
|Looking at the ethics of the companies behind
the brand names, Ethical Consumer is the essential alternative
shopping guide. Online articles, consultancy services, giving
you the information companies would rather you didn't see.
|Offer a range of products created
using organic coconut oil, including organic skin
care items. it is also know for its healing qualities,
and can also be used in food and drink.
Royal Norton House, Brightwell Baldwin, OX49 5NX.
Tel - 0800 458 29 28 / Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
|Independent organic research centre offering
information, advice and resources for organic farming and related
issues. Includes news & policy, events, education & training,
articles and much more.
|Official EU website including many useful documents
and articles about organic food and farming. Organic reports
and research to download.
|Our goal to elimiate factory faming in favour
of sustainable food production system which is healthful and
humane, economically viable and ecologically sound.
|Good food should be tasty,nutritious and safe
to eat - so why is our food a major cause of preventable diseases
such as obesity,cancer and strokes? The Food Commission cares
about the food we eat and is committed to ensuring good quality
food for all. The Food Commission is a national non-profit organisation
campaigning for the right to safe, wholesome food.
|In the spring of 2003, six people came together
to understand the real challenge that schools face in trying
to improve school meals. This is our site.
|Food standards agency - food information and
resources, search for organic food to find their information
etc about organic food.
for International Environmental Law & Development
|Non-governmental organisation, based in the
UK, with charitable status. Group of public international lawyers
committed to the promotion of environmental protection and sustainable
development through law. We promote: the development of the law
through research; the dissemination of the law through teaching,
training and publishing; and the application of the law through
advocacy, advice and assistance. FIELD's Internship Programme
trains law students from around the world.
of the Earth (FoE)
|Friends of the Earth is an international environmental
organization that promotes solutions to environmental issues.
|Genetic Food Alert was founded by the UK wholefood
trade in 1998 to campaign for a GM-Free trade and a ban on the
production, import and sale of GM foods and crops. We oppose
GM food and crops because they pose significant threats to health,
the environment and people of the Third World.
Nation? The public debate
|This is the official website for the Genetic
Modification (GM) public debate. Use this site to read the findings
of the debate, which took place in June 2003, and to find out
more about the issues surrounding GM.
Doubleday Research Association
|Garden Organic - the new working name for HDRA
- the organic organisation - dedicated to organic gardening,
farming and food. Includes lots of information, events, news,
and much more.
|Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)
is the leading Europe based independent professional qualifying
body for food scientists and technologists. Including Technology's
position paper on organic food.
|IFOAM.ORG - International Federation of Organic
Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) - IFOAM's mission is leading, uniting
and assisting the organic movement in its full diversity.Our
goal is the worldwide adoption of ecologically, socially and
economically sound systems that are based on the principles of
of Organic Training and Advice (IOTA)
|The Institute of Organic Training and Advice
provides a list of accredited advisers and trainers specialising
in organic farming and provides its members with information,
training and accreditation.
|Finding organics on the web is easy! Links Organic
contains an extensive, well organised website directory of organic
businesses from around the world.
t Clothing Ltd
|Offer organic baby and kids clothing.
34 St Stephens Avenue, London, W12 8JH.
Office Tel - 0208 740 1519 Email - email@example.com
|Dedicated to bringing you all the information
you need to find great organic food, wholefoods and health foods
|A spoof of The Matrix film about a pig - his
eyes are opened to the terrible truth of the factory farm he
is bred in.
|North West Organic Centre website is Cumbria's
biggest searchable directory of organic livestock, forage and
grazing. This free service is available to all organic producers,
processors and consumers.
|Examines all aspects of marketing of organic
food in Europe, with a focus on rural development.
|Organic Centre Wales at the University of Wales,
Aberystwyth. Provides support to the whole of the organic community
|A consumer advocate for labeling of genetically
engineered food. We promote organic food and sustainable agriculture.
Watchdog group to monitor biotech, irradiated food, mad cow disease,
gmo and rBGH. We want pesticide reduction, permaculture, biodynamic
and sustainable farming.
|International open access archive for papers
related to research in organic agriculture.
|Source of factual information on different aspects
of Organic Living including Organic Food, Organic Gardening,
Organic Stores and Organic Cosmetics.
|The site for everyone who wants to eat and live
organically. News, articles, recipes, herbal remedies and the
top home delivery services. Also has a directory of where to
Food Information Site
|Information site for organic food, including
benefits of organic food, organic news, links and facts.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
|International database covering research into
organic farming, available on a subscription basis.
|Find information about all things organic -
organic Food, organic veg box schemes, organic lifestyle supplier,
directories, organic news, organic articles, organic forum, organic
calendar of events and organic links for the UK.
|Organic industry portal, includes information
on the latest organic news, check out organic products at their
marketplace, subscribe to receive news and trade offers by email,
find organic suppliers etc in their directory and find jobs in
the organic industry.
|The book Our Stolen Future brought world-wide
attention to scientific discoveries about endocrine disruption
and the fact that common contaminants can interfere with the
natural signals controlling development of the fetus. This website
tracks the most recent developments. Includes extensive list
of scientific research
Action Network (PAN)
|Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) promotes
healthy food, agriculture and an environment which will provide
food and meet public health needs without dependence on toxic
chemicals, and without harm to food producers and agricultural
to the Top
|Race to the Top is a collaborative project based
on constructive engagement between an alliance of organisations
and the major UK multiple retailers. We are seeking to measure
and track what supermarkets are doing across a broad range of
ethical issues, within the constraints of business pressures
such as compliance with legislation or building shareholder value.
|The Soil Association is the UK's leading campaigning
and certification organisation for organic food and farming.
Whether you are new to the Soil Association or want to know more
about what we do and why we do it, this zone explains all. They
have an organic directory, many articals and informative information
about organic farming and intensive farming. This is a great
|Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming
was launched at the UNED-UK hosted Healthy Planet Forum on 17
June 1999. It was formed by merging The National Food Alliance
and the Sustainable Agriculture Food and Environment (SAFE) Alliance,
both of which had been established for over 10 years.
Organic Material Research Institute
|Provides organic certifiers, growers, manufacturers,
and suppliers an independent review of products intended for
use in certified organic production, handling, and processing.
|An international bulletin covering development
in the world of organic standards and certification issues.
|The True Food Network is a consumer network
campaigning to ban genetically engineered foods by providing
educational, activist and informational resources to concerned
consumers. Also for the clear labelling of GM foods.
|All about vegan organic horticulture and agriculture;
the ecologically friendly way to grow food without using any
animal products. Animal free farming will lead to a greener,
cleaner, cruelty-free world.
|We offer a wide range of resources for vegetarians
and those wnting to eat organic healthy foods, resources include
expert advice on nutritional issues, keeping vegetarianism in
the news and feed the real facts to the press, giving talks and
presentations to schools, colleges and community groups, work
behind the scenes with the food industry to improve provision
and much more.
|Its main purpose as well as providing a daily
commentary on matters having a connection with animal health
or welfare or legislation from the perspective of an independent
onlooker, is to provide an archive of information about the Foot
and Mouth epidemic 2001. In particular, the site presents material
about FMD vaccination and about animal disease control.