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THE Soil Association, the UK's leading organic organisation, has appointed Helen Browning as its new director. She succeeds Patrick Holden, who stood down in September this year following 15 years in the role, and will take up the post in early spring.Browning is currently director of external affairs at the National Trust and, before taking up that role, she was food and farming director at the Soil Association for many years. She is also chair of the Food Ethics Council and has been a member of several important commissions concerning British agriculture and food, including the Curry Commission on the Future of Farming and Food; the Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission; and the Meat and Livestock Commission. She was awarded an OBE in 1998 for services to organic farming.