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Soil Association

Looking for a lazy weekend baking activity? πŸ‘€
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We love this shortbread recipe from @dovesfarm, which uses stone-ground wholemeal rye flour πŸ’š Switching up the flour you use in your baking is a great way to find new flavours 🍞 Follow the link in our bio for the full recipe πŸ‘†
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🍰 Have you got a unique twist on a tried and tested recipe?
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#ChooseOrganic #organicbaking #organicrecipe


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Farmer-led research is crucial to finding the solutions to the biggest problems facing our planet! πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ πŸ”Ž
We’re proud to support farmers who are innovating & pushing the boundaries. They’re finding new ways of working the land that can restore nature 🌱 help reverse climate change 🌍 & still produce delicious food for us to eat 🍲 πŸ‘

Find out more about the fantastic people and causes we’ve supported this year in Our Work & Impact Report 2019 – link in bio

#farming #research #agriculture #impact #thankyou


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The variety of life in our soils is amazing πŸ’š Did you know just one teaspoon of soil contains around 10,000 different species? πŸ€”
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Choosing organic is one way to help provide a healthy home for these unsung heroes πŸ›πŸ¦‹πŸ
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#chooseorganic #healthysoil #saveoursoils


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Soil Association

⏰ The General Election 2019 is on its way
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It is crucial that climate change, nature, soil health & healthy diets are at the heart of any agenda. Saving the Earth starts from the ground up πŸŒŽπŸŒ±πŸšœπŸ‘«πŸ₯—πŸ’š
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If you agree with our asks, we've created some questions you can ask of your party candidates should they come knocking! ❓❔
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Follow the link to see how you can take action #climatechange #thetimeisnow #actnow #environmentalactivist #environment #ecocide #ecoactivist #saveoursoil #SoS #nature #wildlife #health


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Soil Association

As well as containing organic fibres, clothes carrying the Soil Association or Global Organic Textile Standard (#GOTS) logo have been made in factories where:
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πŸ’š working conditions are safe and fair
πŸ‘— low-impact dyes and inks are used
πŸ“ water and energy is monitored
πŸ’§ wastewater is treated properly
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See the link in our bio for more info πŸ‘†
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#organicfabric #organicclothing #sustainablefashion #sustainabletextiles


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We love #soil...
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So much in fact, that we filled our window with it! If you pass our #Bristol office we’d love to see you take a selfie with it πŸ“Έ .
For those outside Bristol, to learn just how important soil is for our planet follow the link in our bio ❀️ 🌍
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#biodiversity #soilhealth #environment #livebristol #igersbristol #bristol247 #greenbristol


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Soil Association

Who’s watching the #RugbyWorldCup19 final? πŸ‰ Fun fact! An international pitch is just a bit smaller than a hectare 🌲. .
That gives you an idea of the area of responsibly managed forest we certify around the world – 15 million pitches! Those forests are protected from illegal logging, benefitting local people, climate and wildlife 🌍 πŸ™Œ. .
Find out more about our work with partners and friends to protect our natural world this year in our 2019 Our Work & Impact Report - link in bio
#forest #tree #trees #nature #naturelovers


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Soil Association

*Competition time!*
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πŸ‘ͺπŸ₯—πŸ™Œ It's not long until Roast Dinner Day 2019! .
πŸ“·πŸ€³ We’d love to see your best #RoastDinnerDay Get Together image on Wed 13th November. Make sure you have any branded item from your Get Togethers resource pack in the shot, then just tag #FFLGetTogethers - or #FFLGTCymru for Wales - to be entered into a prize draw to win Β£100 Garden Centre vouchers. .
πŸ’» Head on over to the Get Togethers section of the Food for Life website to find out more and order your event pack. Link in bio. Happy Roast Dinner-ing!
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#roastdinner #eatingtogether #eattogether #togetherness #isolation #loneliness #community #family #friends #mealtime #olderpeople #caring #care #community #intergenerational #communities #connectingcommunities #food


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Soil Association

We’ve got some scary facts for you this #Halloween! 😱 Did you know 18,000 tonnes of pumpkin are thrown away in the UK each year? πŸŽƒ

Check out our link in bio for some simple tricks (and treats!) for a waste-free Halloween! What are your top tips?
#pumpkin #ediblegarden #foodwaste #pumpkinideas


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Soil Association

🌱 Soil... πŸ’š
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It's a pretty big deal. We love it.
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Can you help us spread the word? This undervalued and vital resource needs all of our help
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πŸŒ±πŸ›πŸ’š Follow the link in our bio for top tips on how you can help Save our Soil
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#SaveOurSoil #Soil #Farming #Biodiversity #ClimateChange #Environment #Worms #Bugs #ClimateCrisis #TriodosBank #Triodos


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Great to see scientists shining a spotlight on earthworms today in the new! πŸ”Ž. Are any of our followers fans of the living things in our soil like we are?
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These often-overlooked little creatures are living, breathing engineers of the underworld πŸ›.
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Find out more about why they are so important by following the link in our bio
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#earthworm #worms #soilengineers #soil #healthysoils #earthworms #wormworld


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Soil Association

πŸ…πŸπŸ₯¦πŸž Roughly 1/4 of all food & over 1/3 of fruit & veg consumed in the UK contains pesticide cocktails, with some items containing traces of up to 14 different pesticides.
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πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”¬ Due to the number of pesticides being used together, no testing could ever protect us from the millions of different combinations. Knowing this, how can we justify their use?
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Help us tell govt. to step up and support farmers to reduce pesticide use. Link in bio
#cocktaileffect #pesticidecocktails #pesticides #chemicalcocktails #pesticide #panuk #glyphosate #organicagriculture #pesticidefree


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Soil Association

Whether growing your own, opting for a #vegbox or picking up from the farm gate, eating with the seasons is one of the most satisfying ways to plan your meals πŸ₯•πŸπŸ₯” Not only are you reducing your air miles and supporting local farmers, you'll also be eating the freshest produce you can get your hands on! πŸ‘…


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Soil Association

Are you making the most of the UK's apple season? 🍎

21st October marks the very special moment when #NationalBakingWeek & #AppleDay collide 🍎🍏🍎 To celebrate, we'll be tucking in to this gorgeous apple pie recipe, from @honeyandroots πŸŽ‚

Do you grow your own apples? What are your best uses for the #seasonal October glut? Let us know, or visit the link in our bio for Lilo's recipe! πŸ‘†


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☣️ Pesticides are used to combat combat pests & disease in farming. They are also used in parks & sometimes in our gardens.
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βš—Β Often multiple pesticides are usedΒ together forming chemical 'cocktails'. Evidence shows thisΒ β€˜Cocktail Effect’ can harm human health & wildlife
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πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”¬Β Due to the number of pesticides being used together, no testing could ever protect us from the millions of different combinations. Knowing this, how can we justify their use?
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✊🚜 Our new #CocktailEffect report calls for UK Government to support farmers to reduce pesticide use. Add your voice to the call and tell them to protect us from pesticide cocktails. Link in our bio
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#pesticidecocktails #pesticides #chemicalcocktails #pesticide #panuk #glyphosate #organicagriculture #pesticidefree @pesticideactionnetworkuk

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Soil Association

Organic Box Schemes = Fresh, local & organic fruit & veg delivered weekly to your door πŸ₯¦πŸ₯•πŸ“πŸ πŸ‘‰Supporting local #farmers
πŸ‘‰Supporting local #wildlife πŸ‘‰Eating with the seasons
Follow the link in our bio to find out who your local box scheme farmer is πŸ™Œ

#ChooseOrganic #VegBox #Organic


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Soil Association

'Book Worms' - October Edition!
As chair of @naturalengland Tony Juniper is one of the most prominent champions for soil health, drawing on ideas of β€˜natural capital’ to make the economic case for their preservation & restoration.

Published in 2015, β€˜What Nature Does For Britain’ dedicates its first chapter to soil, discussing how farmers can work with nature to sustain our health, wealth & security (featuring our certified licensee Tolhurst Organic!) Whilst some of Juniper's ideas have stimulated lively debate in the farming sector, thisbook offers an insightful look into the economic benefits to be harnessed from careful stewardship of our soils, our #wildlife and our seas 🐦🌳🐟 Have you read any of Tony's books? Share your thoughts below πŸ“šπŸ’š #BookClub #Organic #Soils #bookclubofinstagram #bookworm #bookstagram


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πŸ’šπŸ²Today is #WorldFoodDay! We're proud to join hundreds of others in celebrating sustainable & nature-friendly ways of producing food around the world.
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πŸ’šπŸŒŽπŸ¦‹πŸšœπŸ₯—πŸŒ± By supporting organic you are supporting a system which tackles climate change, saves wildlife, supports health & improves animal welfare
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πŸ‘Thanks to all the farmers championing nature-friendly farming and for those that support them every day. .
#climatechange #wildlife #health #animalwelfare #farming #organic #food #environment #nature #sustainability


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Soil Association

CAPTION CONTEST! πŸ“·

Did you know we have an award for #restaurants & #cafes serving #organic food? 🍴 πŸ·β˜•οΈ Our Organic Served Here stars ✨ show you how much of an eatery's menu is dedicated to organic. Pictured is @chefneilforbes , head chef at @cafesthonore - a thriving restaurant bringing 1940s Paris to modern-day Edinburgh πŸ™Œ

Follow the link in our bio to find your closest organic restaurant πŸ’š


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Soil Association

It's squash season! πŸŽƒ

Hands up who's going to be cooking up this @riverford recipe on a cold October evening? πŸ‘‹

Heartwarming & nutritious, it's #organic & #seasonal recipes like these that make winter something to look forward to πŸ’š

What's your go-to winter warmer?

#ChooseOrganic #ButternutSquash #Squash


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Soil Association

πŸ“… Save the date! Wed 13th November is Roast Dinner Day 2019.
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🍠πŸ₯•πŸŒ½πŸ₯¦ Kitchens up and down the country will throw open their doors to the community and serve up one of the nation’s favourite meals.
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πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦ #RoastDinnerDay is part of our new Food for Life Get Togethers programme which is all about bringing different generations together over real, healthy food; connecting communities, tackling loneliness and isolation, and promoting a healthy relationship with food for kids.
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Find out more about Get Togethers via the link in the bio. πŸŽ‰
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#cometogether #food #eatingtogether #mealtime #togetherness #sharing #sharingiscaring #eattogether #family #friends #loneliness #isolation #community #intergenerational #olderpeople #communities #connectingcommunities #food


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Soil Association

Did you know..? As well as being much easier to mash, the reason old bananas are better for banana bread is that the starches in the fruit convert to sugar as they ripen, making for a sweet & moreish loaf! 🍌

This delicious, plant-based recipe from @cocoalocochoc is one of the tastiest solutions we've seen for using up those mushy bananas that are a little too soft to eat 🍞🍫 What are your top tips for salvaging food at home?
Click the link in our bio for the full recipe πŸ‘†

#ZeroWaste #ZeroWasteTips #WarOnWaste #ChooseOrganic


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Soil Association

Dhansak, dhal or dosas - what will you be making this #NationalCurryWeek ? πŸ‘…

We're celebrating with a heartwarming & #seasonal butternut squash recipe that's perfect for colder #autumn days. Easy to make, easy to freeze, and great for sharing, curries are one of our favourite ways to eat great #organic ingredients on a budget πŸ’š

Follow the link in our bio to find out how to make it πŸ‘†

#ChooseOrganic #butternutsquash


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Soil Association

πŸ‘΄πŸ‘΅ Today, around 200,000 older people go over a month without chatting to a friend or family member.
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Almost half of older people in care homes consider their depression β€˜a normal part of ageing’. .
πŸ‘«πŸ‘πŸ₯— Our new Food for Life 'Get Togethers' programme, supports local people to connect with their community through #cooking, #growing and #eating together, giving people of different ages and backgrounds the chance to get to know each other while sharing real, healthy food.
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πŸ’š Find more info in the Get Togethers section of the Food for Life website - link in bio
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#family #togetherness #sharing #sharingiscaring #caring #care #eatingtogether #gettingtogether #familytime #family #community
#intergenerational #olderpeople #communities #connectingcommunities #food #FFLGetTogethers


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🌱 Soil... πŸ’š
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It's a pretty big deal. We love it.
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Can you help us spread the word? This undervalued and vital resource needs all of our help
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πŸŒ±πŸ›πŸ’š Follow the link in our bio for top tips on how you can help Save our Soil
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#SaveOurSoil #Soil #Farming #Biodiversity #ClimateChange #Environment #Worms #Bugs #ClimateCrisis #TriodosBank #Triodos


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Soil Association

Don't let our planet go down the plughole! πŸ›
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It's been fantastic to speak to so many of you at our @westfieldlondon installation about the benefits of organic cotton for people and the planet 🌍
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The fashion industry is the second-biggest consumer of water and is responsible for 8-10% of global carbon emissions, it's time for change! ✊ Certified organic clothing is more sustainable, and better for people too πŸ™Œ
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πŸ“£ Spread the word using #OrganicForThePlanet .
#organiccotton #cotton #fastfashion #sustainablefashion #slowfashion #ethicalfashion #organicclothing #responsiblefashion #climatechange @hellohubbub


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Soil Association

We are in a climate emergency. As the world’s second most polluting industry, textiles urgently needs to pull its socks up πŸ§¦πŸ‘—πŸ‘•
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Whilst interest in shopping sustainably is growing, some people don't know that the clothes they buy can have an impact on the environment 🌍
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Follow the link in our bio to find out why organic is important when it comes to what we wear πŸ‘†
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#organiccotton #cotton #organicfashion #sustainablefashion #sustainableclothing #fashionrevolution #fastfashion #ethicalclothing #responsiblefashion


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Soil Association

Can we consume #meat with a conscience? πŸ€”

It's a question that's being asked more than ever, and one that's central to the principles of organic farming.

That's why, this #BritishFoodFortnight, we're shedding light on farms such as @daylesfordfarm who are working hard to produce meat differently.

Follow the link in our bio to find out more about how #British, organic meat can be better for animals, better for the environment, and better for our local wildlife too 🌍🐦🐝 #ChooseOrganic #Organic


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Did you know up to 2,700 litres of water is used to grow the cotton for just one t-shirt? 😱
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The good news is it takes up to 91% less water to grow the cotton for an organic -shirt πŸ’šπŸŒ That's enough for one person to drink eight glasses of water a day for three and half years.
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If you choose organic cotton when it is available you can look good, without the planet paying the price πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ See link in our bio for more on going #OrganicForThePlanet
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#organiccotton #cotton #fastfashion #greenliving #sustainablefashion #slowfashion #ethicalfashion #organicclothing #responsiblefashion


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How have you been celebrating #internationalcoffeeday ?
We’re buzzing after a visit to our local roastery @wogancoffee β˜•οΈ Founded by Brian Wogan in 1970, this #coffee business remains a family affair, now in its third generation. They roast a number of blends sourced from certified #organic & #fairtrade beans, most of which are roasted in their huuge Probat coffee roaster, made in 1968! πŸ”₯
Switching your daily brew to #organic is one of the easiest switches you can make - Wogan’s organic ranges are actually the same price as their non-organic! It’s a great way to support cooperatives farming in a way that’s better for our wildlife, our soils and our planet 🌏

Wogan Coffee Roasters
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