Fucibo Co has launched 21 Bites, a new online portal selling insect-based products, claimed to be the first of its type in Europe.
A study which analysed data from over half a million people has found those who drink coffee may live longer than non-coffee drinkers.
UK smoothie brand Savsé has launched what it says is Europe’s first cold-pressed baby food range, My First Savsé.
The organic market in Europe continues to maintain double digit growth according to data from Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the Agricultural Market Information Company (AMI) that was released at last week’s Biofach exhibition.
Tropicsoul juices and smoothies are being launched onto the European market, offering 100% natural drinks filled with nutritious fruits from the tropics.
Europe’s largest fair trade company Traidcraft has announced the appointment of Robin Roth as its new chief executive. Roth will leave Germany-based GEPA, where he is currently MD, to take up the role at Traidcraft in October. He will be responsible for both the trading company Traidcraft plc and the charity Traidcraft Exchange. Commenting on […]
A vote in Brussels on the relicensing of glyphosate has been postponed until May following opposition from several EU member states. Italy, France, Sweden and the Netherlands all stood against the European Commission’s plan to grant a new 15-year lease to glyphosate which is due to expire at the end of June. The reaction follows […]
Late last month the Roadmap for Action on Food Product Improvement was launched at a two-day conference organized by the Netherlands Presidency. The European initiative is endorsed by member states, food businesses and non-governmental organizations, and aims to achieve reduced levels of salt, added sugar and saturated fats in foods in a bid to combat […]
A new market report from Grand View Research has predicted an increase in the value of the European fish oil market on account of increased aquaculture activities in the UK and Norway. The report from the US-based company says the rise is partly due to the European Commission’s Common Fisheries Policy Reform and Strategic Guidelines, […]
Irish health food company Chia Bia has become the first European business to secure Novel Food Act approval for Chia Oil capsules. The supplement offers a sustainable and vegan alternative to omega-3 fish oils is produced by cold-pressing chia seeds and encasing in a vegan-friendly capsule, and boasts a neutral flavour and aftertaste. “We’re delighted […]
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has named the members of its health claims panel for 2015-2018, which will feature ten new faces. New members to the panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies include Barbara Bulinghame, Professor Jean Louis Bresson, Hendrik Van Loveren and Inge Mangelsdorf. Dr Tobin Robinson, head of EFSA’s Science Strategy […]
Organic chocolate brand Seed and Bean will be the official chocolate partner to Glastonbury festival for the third year running. The brand will be heading down to Worthy Farm from 24-28 June to satisfy the chocolate demands of the 180,000 or so festival-goers. To mark the event, the company has launched three limited edition Glastonbury […]
With a staggering £154 billion being wasted on uneaten food each year in Europe and the US and about a third of all food produced being discarded, the problem of food waste is massive – both financially and environmentally. Enter the EatBy App. Developed by husband and wife Steffan and Barbara Lewis, the EatBy App […]
Late last month the B Corporation certification initiative – already being successfully implemented in the US, South America, Canada and Australia – officially launched in Europe, with Ecover establishing itself as a founding member. The introduction of B Corp certification aims to drive an upsurge in greener, socially responsible and impact-driven brands, inspiring people to […]
King Rice Bran Oil has recently had a significant overhauls of its branding and packaging following consumer feedback. The brand, owned by Thai Edible, has created bespoke European packaging which it hopes better reflects the expectations of the market outside Asia. The company says that the clean, crisp feel of the new packaging aims to […]
According to a report by Micro Market Monitor (MMM), the European mineral market will grow to €636.80 million by 2018, up from €420.5 million in2012. The increase represents a 7.2% growth rate from 2013 and, says MMM, is being driven by consumer willingness to fork out more for high quality supplements. “The rise in the […]
Natural food supplement company Works with Water Nutraceuticals has repackaged and reformulated its range of skin purifying supplements – help: clear skin and help: clear skin MEN. The help: clear skin products now contain PravENAC, which is rich in lactoferrin – a bioactive milk protein that helps reduce acne by boosting the body’s natural defences […]
The natural personal care market saw a growth of 10.6% globally in 2013 to reach $29.5 billion at the manufacturers’ level, according to Kline & Company’s Natural Personal Care: Global Market Brief. Growth was even seen in mature markets such as the US, which experienced a 7% growth, and Europe which saw the market grow […]
British beauty brand PHB Ethical Beauty has recently expanded by opening franchise stores in The Netherlands and Brunei, making founder and CEO Rose Brown the youngest franchiser ever. The 22-year-old entrepreneur, daughter of UB40 drummer James Brown, launched the beauty and skincare brand in 2012 to provide a natural and ethical alternative to mainstream beauty […]