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The Soil Association Organic Food Festival - Bristol 1 - 2nd September 2007

Sponsored by Yeo Valley Organic

Located at Bristol's harborside this years Soil Association Organic Food Festival will boast a wide selection of markets and other really cool stuff.

Specific areas of organic food in each market section include, organic food, health and beauty products, textiles, wild harvested products, and organic caterers and refreshments. Not just an organic food and drink festival, there are a wide range of activities and entertainment for all ages. Something for the children in the Kids Zone, and something for the adults at the organic bar. There will also be talks and tasting.

New for this years festival is the organic fashion show, relaxation zone, cookery workshops for the children and the green home and green planet pavilion.

  • Organic Fashion Show - boasting a wide selection of clothing from organic clothing ranges.
  • Relaxation Zone - pampering area for organic health and beauty.
  • Cookery Workshops - for kids to get their hands dirty and have a go!
  • Green home and Green Planet Pavilion - includes eco-friendly household products and forms of energy etc.

Tickets cost £3.50 for adults and free for children under 16 years of age.
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Organic Awards - Winners Announced

Presented by the Soil Association, The Organic Industry Awards 2007 is given to the best organic company that supplies original, leading products, whilst still remaining committed to the organic industry.

Garden Organic ( won the award for best restaurant. Based in Coventry this restaurant uses only fresh, organic local ingredients provided by their gardens.

Judges Bakery ( won the award for the best organic small shop. Run by Emmanuel Hadjiandreou the baker, they were voted the ultimate organic bakery. Products offered include, pink pig meringue's and organic pastry stuffed with sustainably caught herring.

As Nature Intended ( won the award for best organic large shop. Their products include,organic fresh produce, meat, chilled goods, beer and wine, also n extensive range of natural remedies.

Booja-Booja ( won award for the new organic food product. The range that won was the Stuff in a Tub range, is creamy and indulgent like luxury ice cream, but without the dairy, soya, gluten, refined sugars, cholesterol, emulsifiers or stabilisers.

Balm Balm ( won the best organic beauty and body care product. Badger Balm's are totally 100% organic and natural and created using a simple was and oil combination. They are multi-functional, fragrance free and can be used on faces, bodies, lips, legs and what ever else you like!

Howies ( won the award for the best internet/delivery service. They started life selling t-shirts from their living room, but now offer an extensive range of mens and women's clothing.

Ardalanish Organic Farm ( won the award for best textiles - for its organic tweed. On the remote Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides, black sheep are reared for their wood, to make beautiful tweeds.

Organic Milk and Cheese Sales Rise

Over the past year sales of organic milk have risen by more than a fifth, and organic cheese sales rose by over 20% (according to retail analysts TNS).

Consumers are prepared to pay approx one third more for organic milk. Tesco charge £1.11 for standard milk and £1.46 for organic milk.

A study for the Scottish Executive points out the sales for organic milk could be worth £108m to the UK in 2007. However despite the growing popularity for healthier, ethical, and organic food there is a shortage of organic farms in Scotland. This is because of the high costs of converting a conventional farm into an organic farm.

A survey was carried out on 1000 adults in the UK, and showed more than a quarter (27%) of people said it was very important to them to give their children organic food. In many cases they were willing to forego personal luxuries to do this.

More research carried out by the Soil Association points out that parents of young children are among the biggest supporters of organic food. Organic baby meals now accounting for more than £50m of the market.

This switch from non-organic to organic is due to findings that shows organic milk contains higher levels of vitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids such as Omega 3, in comparison with conventional milk. It is better for you. Non-organic dairy farmers use maize and protein supplements, to increase the yield of the milk, but this actually takes away from its nutritional content.


Organic News Pages - Archives

Organic News Page 1:

Urgent Talks Regarding Global Food Costs

UK CO2 Emissions Rise Faster Than EU Average

Fairtrade Shopping Revolution in the UK

Organic News Page 2:

Organic Bread

Ethical Air Freight of Organic Food

Organic News Page 3:

Soil Association Organic Market Report - Organic Food Sales Soar


Organic News Page 4:

The Soil Association Organic Food Festival

Organic Awards - Winners Announced

Organic Milk and Cheese Sales Rise

Organic News Page 5:

Is it on the Label?

M&S Turning Green

Organic News Page 6:

Opinion Split over Organic Food

Organic Farmers etc Reply to Doubt Cast by Minister

Organic News Page 7:

Ethical Spending (eg. Organic Food) is at an all Time High!! And has beaten Beer & Cigarette Sales!!

Organic News Page 8:

Devon - Voted The No. 1 Organic County!

Soil Association at the National Fruit Show

Organic News Page 9:

Launch of New Similac Organic Formula Milk for Infants

Supermarkets - Organic Friend or Foe?

Organic News Page 10:

The Importance of Locally Produced Food

So What's in a Name? - tries to fight leading brand for name...

Organic Food Growing Market

Organic News Page 11:

Have an Organic Valentines Day

Organic Food Catching On

Raising Awareness of Organic Food

Organic News Page 12:

Mothers and Babies - why you should eat organic

Local Farmers Markets Boom & Organic Food Sales Grows by £2.3 Million a Week!





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