It could  not  be  more  timely  that  this  alliance  has  come  together...You’re  going  to  generate  the  ideas  which  will  provide  us  with  the  material  in  order  that  we  can  continue  this  work...  I  hope  that  you  will  hold  us  to  account  in  the  course  of  the  next  five  years.  Right Hon. Michael Gove MP,  Secretary of State for the Environment
It could  not  be  more  timely  that  this  alliance  has  come  together...You’re  going  to  generate  the  ideas  which  will  provide  us  with  the  material  in  order  that  we  can  continue  this  work...  I  hope  that  you  will  hold  us  to  account  in  the  course  of  the  next  five  years.

Right Hon. Michael Gove MP,  Secretary of State for the Environment

 This is an historic gathering with an atmosphere I haven't encountered before. What's most exciting is that there are so many diverse groups represented, rather than the old-style polarity of organic farmers in one corner and conventional farmers in the other, as we are all united by the need to restore the fertility of our soils.  Patrick Holden, CEO of the Sustainable Food Trust speaking at the launch of the SSA in Parliament, Oct. 2017
This is an historic gathering with an atmosphere I haven't encountered before. What's most exciting is that there are so many diverse groups represented, rather than the old-style polarity of organic farmers in one corner and conventional farmers in the other, as we are all united by the need to restore the fertility of our soils.

Patrick Holden, CEO of the Sustainable Food Trust speaking at the launch of the SSA in Parliament, Oct. 2017

 
 Soil health is the biggest environmental issue that most of us have never heard of. Worldwide the manner in which we produce food is causing massive soil damage. This in turn is driving a whole host of other trends, from climate change to river pollution. It is vital that a bright spotlight is shone on the need to restore soils, not only for the benefit of the environment that we all depend upon, but for our food security too. I am delighted that the Sustainable Soils Alliance has taken on this vital task.  Dr. Tony Juniper CBE, Executive Director for Advocacy & Campaigns, WWF-UK
Soil health is the biggest environmental issue that most of us have never heard of. Worldwide the manner in which we produce food is causing massive soil damage. This in turn is driving a whole host of other trends, from climate change to river pollution. It is vital that a bright spotlight is shone on the need to restore soils, not only for the benefit of the environment that we all depend upon, but for our food security too. I am delighted that the Sustainable Soils Alliance has taken on this vital task.

Dr. Tony Juniper CBE, Executive Director for Advocacy & Campaigns, WWF-UK

 Thank you, Neville and Ellen, for putting the Alliance together, it’s a magnificent thing. This room is packed full of heroes: YOU can take credit for this amazing shift that’s happened in politics; we have the perfect opportunity now…to get to grips with the problems that have been beautifully identified by people on these panels. It's an extraordinary opportunity.  Zac Goldsmith MP, speaking at the SSA event in response to the 25 Year Environment Plan, March 2018
Thank you, Neville and Ellen, for putting the Alliance together, it’s a magnificent thing. This room is packed full of heroes: YOU can take credit for this amazing shift that’s happened in politics; we have the perfect opportunity now…to get to grips with the problems that have been beautifully identified by people on these panels. It's an extraordinary opportunity.

Zac Goldsmith MP, speaking at the SSA event in response to the 25 Year Environment Plan, March 2018