The Soil Association campaigns for organic food and farming and is responsible for the certification of organic products in the UK. Its website provides a wealth of information about food and agriculture policies in the UK and the various campaigns the Soil Association runs. These include promoting healthy school meals, promoting and maintaining organic food standards, campaigning against genetically-modified crops and for agriculture which adapts to climate change.
Sustain is the alliance for better food and farming and advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture.
The Fairtrade Foundation, the UK’s independent regulator of fair trade, has detailed information on fairtrade products and where to find them.
The National Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association (FARMA) is a co-operative of farmers, producers selling on a local scale, and farmers’ markets organisers. It inspects farm retail and farmers’ markets to ensure that they are ‘the real thing’ and certifies farmers’ markets. They maintain databases of farmers’ markets which are certified as meeting the FARMA criteria and of farm retail outlets.
The Women’s Environmental Network has a Local Food Campaign which promotes local food and offers training and support to groups of women growing food in urban areas.
Garden Organic for Schools is a campaign to encourage organic gardening in schools. Their website contains advice and resources for teachers and pupils.