Organic beats conventional agriculture in the tropics
A long-term study by the Swiss Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Kenya has shown clearly that organic agriculture not only generates comparable yields, but produces more income for farmers than conventional methods. The 10-year study in Thika and Chuka was conducted with local partners since 2007. It contradicts the widely heard claim that organic needs...
Iranian study links healthy eating to mental wellbeing
A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition by researchers in Iran have found...
Begu launches lifestyle teas
Begu Tea has now launched, offering a range of six different blends, each tailored to...
Brexit negotiations could leave poor farmers vulnerable, Fairtade Foundation warns
The chief executive of the Fairtrade Foundation has warned that the prospects for farmers in...
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...
Why organic reforms may already have been overtaken by events
Efforts to reform the organic industry may already have been overtaken by events, says Simon Wright Craig Sams’s column is always the first thing I read in Natural Products magazine, and this months piece on certification was typically thought-provoking. Having been fully immersed in the labyrinthine world of ethical...
How to regenerate organic – privatize it
How can we free organic from its self-imposed bureaucratic box? We could always ask Brussels...
What does it actually mean to detox?
Here, nutritional therapist Katie Clare takes a look at the often controversial subject of detoxification.
Brexit or remain: what does it mean for the health industry?
Nelsons’ director of regulatory affairs Steve Mann looks at the possible outcomes of the EU...
Wake up to organic – the movie!
Check out NPN’s video report on this morning’s Wake Up To Organic events in Brighton. Full report and photos coming soon.
BOOM Awards – our video highlights
Check out NPN’s short video highlights from yesterday evening’s fantastic! – BOOM Awards. Full report...
Natural & Organic Products Europe 2016 – The (mini) Movie
Check out NPN’s video highlights of this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe. Full show...
Holland & Barrett ‘Pitch the Buyer Live’ – the highlights!
Check out our video highlights of yesterday’s ‘Pitch the Buyer Live’ event at Natural & Organic...
Our Commentators & Opinion-formers
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.
Freelance writer, editor and project manager
Political affairs commentator
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.
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