Action on Sugar calls for manufacturers to take action now
Action on Sugar is urging food manufacturers to commit to the new sugar reduction and reformulation programme announced by Public Health England last month.
Unpublished pesticide trials reveal harm to honey bee health
Bayer and Syngenta have been criticized for not publishing research that found high doses of...
Cocoa farmer emphasizes need for industry to work in partnership with growers
Fairtrade cocoa farmer Fortin Bley from the Ivory Coast addressed delegates at the London Chocolate...
Patients with MS may benefit from taking probiotics
Research by scientists in Iran has found that patients with MS experience an improvement in...
Clean up your act
The #cleaneating movement is bringing a whole new generation into the nation’s natural health stores. Matt Chittock discovers how to tap into this category-defining trend (more…)
Stirring the pot
The tea sector is being shaken up by an increasing number of functional, speciality and...
Christmas stock in?
Kate Miller finds that for Xmas stock, it pays to plan ahead and maybe take...
As the colds and flu season splutters into life, Matt Chittock finds out why people...
Let’s seize on Brexit as an opportunity to legalise good nutrition and outlaw bad food, says Patrick Holford.
Let’s get the message out – organic is different
Organic September is just days away – hopefully to be marked by spectacular organic marketing...
Let’s hear it for the Jimi Hendrix (and brown rice rissoles) experience
It’s 1967. The Summer of Love. Jimi Hendrix is blaring from the speakers – and...
Bringing chilled juice back from the brink
Recently appointed general manager at Coldpress UK, Roger Harrison, gives us his view on the...
Video: Both sides now
Shaun Higgs, operations director at Viridian Nutrition, is quickly finding out what life is like on the other side of the till. In In our video report he tells Jim Manson why he and Viridian founder Cheryl Thallon decided to open their own health store.
Video interview: Phil Haughton
This summer Bristol-based retailer Better Food Company opened its third store in the city, in...
Video interview: Alex Smith
Last month Natural Products News talked to Alara Wholefoods founder, Alex Smith, about his mission...
Wake up to organic – the movie!
Check out NPN’s video report on this morning’s Wake Up To Organic events in Brighton....
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