Archive for the ‘ethical consumerism’ Category

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16 September, 2010
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    30 July, 2010

    A neat little history of the Neals Yard Remedies business. A snippet of Peter Kindersley’s presentation at the launch of NYR Home.

    SOC launched today!

    21 July, 2010

    We told you it was coming, and today it’s live!

    The Story of Cosmetics animation / video has been released and you can watch it on the Sheepdrove Organic Farm website.

    NEW: The Story of Cosmetics

    19 July, 2010

    Have you heard of ‘The Story of Stuff’ campaigns? Look out for their new site, being launched on Wednesday 21 July…


    Sheepdrove applauds ‘The Story of Stuff’ which is doing a great job of raising awareness about the disaster capitalism we’re all wrapped up in, and why all of our STUFF might not be as great as we think it is.

    Now they are tackling the toxic cosmetics found in every home and handbag. What frightening chemicals will you use today? We suggest you shop with Neals Yard Remedies!

    Organic Cleaning

    27 April, 2010

    Soil Association certified cleaning products launched by Bentley Organic
    The makers of a new homecare range claim to have created the first all-natural household cleaners that also kill 99.9% of bacteria. The company argues that, by focusing on all-organic products that still successfully carry out their function, it is helping to make a sustainable lifestyle a more achievable ambition for households.
    The Grocer (24 April, p.26)
    Also reported on

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    Food – the big fat lie

    22 April, 2010

    The ‘big fat lie’ of needing to double global food production by 2050 has dominated policy and media discussions of food and farming, making it increasingly difficult for advocates of sustainable farming methods, such as organic, to convince people we can actually feed the world without more damage to the environment and animal welfare.”
    Peter Melchett – Soil Association policy director – 20 April 2010.


    “Telling porkies: The big fat lie about doubling food production
    More coverage on the Soil Association investigation launched yesterday which reveals that those claiming we need to double global food production are wrong about the figures, are wrong about what the figures apply to, and are wrong to claim that achieving these figures will mean we will feed the hungry or end starvation. Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director, was interviewed on Farming Today alongside Peter Kendell president of the NFU.
    Farming Today, BBC Radio 4, listen again (21 April, 00:23 seconds in)
    Farmers Guardian (20 April)
    Farmers Weekly (20 April) (20 April)
    The Ecologist (20 April)
    Read the Soil Association press release here (20 April)

    Organic Awards

    16 April, 2010

    Winners of The Soil Association Organic Awards 2010 were announced last Sunday at the Natural and Organic Products Europe show in Olympia’s Pillar Hall.

    Now in its fifteenth year the awards ceremony showcases the very best businesses in the organic market. A judging panel made up of industry professionals picked the winners, with the shortlist for the Organic Retail category decided by a public vote. The Best New Organic Food Product was voted for by visitors to the show’s New Product Showcase throughout the day.

    To celebrate his work supporting the organic market, Director of the Soil Association Patrick Holden was awarded the coveted Natural Products Outstanding Achievement Award

    On receiving the award Patrick said, “I feel greatly honoured to have received this award. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the depth of gratitude I feel towards to all those with whom I have built friendships over the years in our shared work of promoting public trust in sustainable food and farming.”

    You can feel it’s not sustainable

    30 December, 2009

    “Walk around any supermarket noting the vegetables from Africa and South America. Feel the open fridges freeze you in the heat of the warm emporium, and it’s blindingly obvious that all this is not sustainable.”

    Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee commenting on Copenhagen, 19 December 2009.

    Only 30 days to order your Xmas turkey

    17 November, 2009
    30 days left to buy your Sheepdrove turkey

    Place your order before time runs out…
    17 Nov 2009

    NYR featured on Yahoo! Finance

    12 June, 2009

    As you may know, one of Sheepdrove grows organic herbs for Neal’s Yard Remedies. Today at Yahoo! Finance they tell you how to get things for free – and Neal’s Yard Remedies is featured. Here’s what they said…

    Free smellies
    Host a
    Neal’s Yard shopping party and not only will you receive a free, Geranium and Orange hand wash and lotion (worth £19.50), and experience a mini-facial, but you could be entitled to some free shopping too.

    The NYR Home scheme offers you a free gift for organising a party, but of course it’s a way of making money too. Read more…