Lawrence Woodward

Lawrence Woodward


Lawrence Woodward was a founder and the Director of the Organic Research Centre – Elm Farm for 30 years. In 2001 he was awarded an OBE for services to organic farming, having played a pivotal role in the strategic and practical development of the organic sector in the UK and internationally. He is a director of Beyond GM and Whole Health Agriculture, and is a member of the Gaia Foundation Seed Sovereignty Programme. Lawrence is deeply engaged in articulating and developing the underlying wholistic concepts of organic food and farming; and how they relate to food quality and health under today’s social, economic and environmental conditions.

Let’s have a new conversation about measuring Food Quality and question the need for labelling

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Numerous studies have questioned whether organically certified food is more nutritious than conventionally grown food, with conflicting results. In 2007, it was suggested that, ’Conventional farmers who are closest to organic practices can be better than the worst organic farmer’ In 2017, the Bionutrient Food Association began developing a Bionutrient Scanner to measure food quality […]