Montmorency cherry juice shown to significantly reduces high blood pressure and stroke risk
Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice significantly reduces high blood pressure at a level comparable to that achieved by medication, according to new research from Northumbria University, Newcastle. The findings, which are published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition today, found that men with early signs of hypertension – more...
Health Spar: C-store operator partners with Holland & Barrett
Leading convenience store operator Spar is teaming up with Holland & Barrett to offer a...
FreeFrom Food Awards 2016 reflect sustained innovation in sector
The FreeFrom Food Awards saw its ninth edition last month at the Royal College of...
“Keep on lifting the lid” ‘Green Dragon’ urges industry
The natural products industry is helping to build a more sustainable future by lifting the...
Indigo Herbs: empowering the people
Based in Glastonbury, Indigo Herbs began as the brainchild of Steve McKewon in his garden office back in 2004. Mckewon spotted a gap in the market when he was searching for unusual natural health ingredients for himself and his family online. So he decided to source for himself some herbs,...
Our children’s generation will have a life expectancy much greater than our own, but what...
Everybody knows that allergies are on the rise in the UK. So how can natural...
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a superfood! Jane Wolfe looks...
NutriCentre – end of an era
Despite reports of growing losses at Tesco-owned NutriCentre and a candid analysis by its recently appointed management team of earlier operational failings, news that the supermarket is to close its specialist health and wellbeing business has shocked the natural products industry (see story). Dismay in our own sector that NutriCentre...
Cheer up, we just reversed humanity’s decline
OK, reversing humanity’s decline took 40 or 50 years longer than we thought. But let’s...
How to lengthen your life and your telomeres
The process of making a new cell in your body starts by copying the map...
Food and friendship without frontiers
Craig Sams celebrates the role of the natural food industry in helping to nourish refugees...
Natural & Organic Products Europe 2016 – The (mini) Movie
Check out NPN’s video highlights of this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe. Full show report coming soon!
Holland & Barrett ‘Pitch the Buyer Live’ – the highlights!
Check out our video highlights of yesterday’s ‘Pitch the Buyer Live’ event at Natural & Organic...
NPN TV – episode 2
Welcome to the latest episode of NPN TV. This week we catch up on some...
NPN TV news round-up, episode 1
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Christopher Whitehouse is MD of leading political and communications consultancy www.whitehouseconsultancy.co.uk and is an adviser to Consumers for Health Choice and the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance.
Editor, Natural Products Magazine
Jim Manson is editor of Natural Products magazine. He’s written widely on environment and development issues for specialist magazines and national media, including the Financial Times, The Guardian and Time Out.
Deputy Editor, Natural Products Magazine
Natural Products News deputy editor Jane Wolfe re-joined NPN two years ago having previously worked for the magazine as a sub and freelance journalist from it’s Steyning beginnings.
Organic food pioneer and polemicist
Craig Sams is Britain’s best known natural food pioneer. He is the founder of Green & Blacks, a former Soil Association chairman and the author of The Little Food Book.
Britain’s leading expert and commentator on natural health
Patrick Holford is Britain’s leading thinker and commentator on new approaches to health and nutrition. He is the founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and the author of over 30 books.
Leading US health and nutrition commentator
Jack Challem is one of America’s most trusted commentators on health and nutrition. Widely known as ‘The Nutrition Reporter’ he is the author of several best-selling books.
Writer and broadcaster on food and farming issues
Michael Wale is a writer and broadcaster with a particular interest in food and farming. He is a regular contributor on radio and TV and writes for the Financial Times and The Times.
Journalist, food blogger and publicist
Elisabeth Winkler is a journalist, food blogger (as Real Food Lover) and publicist. She is a former editor of Living Earth magazine and regular speaker and conference panellist
Organic and Fairtrade brand specialist
Simon Wright is the founder of OF+ Consulting. A former technical director at Green & Black’s and Whole Earth he is one of the foremost brand advisers to the natural and organic sector.
Communications manager and children’s food campaigner
Catherine Fookes is campaign manager for the ‘Organic. Naturally Different’ campaign and kids events co-ordinator for the Abergavenny Food Festival
Business Coach and Speaker
John Silvestro started his career in the 1980s as a health foods retail consultant. Since then he has become an acclaimed business coach and speaker, having worked with consumer-focused companies in Britain, the USA, Canada and South Africa.
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