Leading organic brands and retailers – Doves Farm, Neal’s Yard, Pukka Herbs, Viridian Nutrition and As Nature Intended – are joining campaign group Beyond GM on the UK leg of Canadian rocker Neil Young’s latest world tour. Young’s 2016 UK/EU tour continues with the ecological and anti-corporate themes explored in his latest albums, The Monsanto Years […]
Bristol-based The Better Food Company is putting on a whole series of events – both free and ticketed – running throughout Organic September. Starting with the Bristol launch on 3 September, there will be a screening of the acclaimed food documentary GMO OMG at the Watershed followed by a Q&A with Lawrence Woodward of Beyond […]
The BBC documentary, GM Food: Cultivating Fear, which aired in June, has been criticized by Bangladeshi journalist Faisal Rahman for presenting misleading information about the cultivation of Bt brinjal in the country. In the Panorama episode, pro-GMO campaigner Mark Lynas went to see a Bt brinjal field and was extremely positive about the crop’s performance, […]
Nearly 70% of the public do not trust the independence of experts featured on BBC programmes about GM. That’s the main finding of an open access survey which looked into the impartiality of the BBC when it comes to the reporting of genetically modified food and farming. The survey, set up by the GM campaign […]
Well-known figures from the natural products world have been getting behind a new initiative that aims to give ordinary people a louder voice in the intensifying debate on GM foods. The GM Free Me initiative takes the form of a ‘visual petition’ where people upload a photo of themselves holding the downloadable GM Free Me […]
Mangosteen-based skincare solutions launch into retail
March 19, 2018 Jane Wolfe
Certified organic brand Éminence Organic Skincare has introduced a new Mangosteen Lactic Acid Complex skincare collection, incorporating two retail products. The collection has been created to promote luminosity and help achieve primer-like results, without the use of silicone-based ingredients, says the brand. The combination of lactic acid complex and antioxidant-rich mangosteen is designed to reduce […]
News in brief
In February My First Savsé HPP baby food featured on Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped, during which a nutrition test flagged up the benefits of HPP production with regards to nutrition. Divine Chocolate has undergone a packaging refresh which sees the new Owned by Cocoa Farmers seal on every pack, the product name more legible and […]
Incognito reformulates Second Skin Suncream
Incognito is launching an improved version of its Second Skin Suncream in May, ready for the 2018 holiday season.
Tideford gets switched on to Ecotricity
Vegan food company Tideford Organics has announced that it has taken the next step in its sustainable journey by switching to British green energy company, Ecotricity.
March 14, 2018 Ross Harris
With producers facing a number of challenges – including increased competition, the uncertainty of Brexit trade negotiations and environmental issues – Jane Wolfe takes a look at the future of the UK chocolate market (more…)
Allergy season is almost upon us, but hay fever isn’t the only seasonal concern on consumers’ minds. Rosie Greenaway explores asthma – another common allergic complaint – and speaks with Andrew Thomas of BetterYou about the ‘lightbulb moment’ that revolutionized his respiratory problems (more…)
With mounting research emphasizing the crucial part the microbiome plays in preventing and fighting disease, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the best ways to optimize gut health (more…)
Food of the gods
Regularly consuming a little of what you love could have long-term health benefits – even where chocolate is concerned, discovers Rosie Greenaway (more…)
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.
As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]
Natural beauty made in Cyprus
Sharna Waid has been finding out how passionate producers in Cyprus are using the fruits of the land to create natural beautifying cosmetics. According to the ancient myth, Aphrodite – the goddess of love and beauty, pleasure and procreation – was born out of the waves off the coast of Cyprus. Aside from attracting three […]