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Video interview: Alex Smith

Video interview: Alex Smith

Last month Natural Products News talked to Alara Wholefoods founder, Alex Smith, about his mission  to make the company the “most sustainable food manufacturer in the world”. Here he is talking to Jim Manson. Read our interview with Alex Smith here.

July 5, 2016 Continue Reading
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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 more space to achieve similar […]

June 30, 2016 Continue Reading
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Mr Sustainability

Alex Smith has been on a mission – now achieved – to make his company Alara Wholefoods “the most sustainable food manufacturer on Earth”. It’s a big claim and one he wants to be challenged on, as he explains here to NPN editor Jim Manson “I believe it is essential that we plan and work […]

June 28, 2016 Continue Reading
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Sustainable catering standard on the cards

Soil Association Certification is teaming up with the Carbon Trust to develop a bespoke sustainable catering standard to complement the Food for Life Catering Mark. The new standard will look at waste, energy and water, in addition to food provenance and supply chain, which are already covered by the existing Catering Mark award. To be […]

February 18, 2016 Continue Reading
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Method range gains Cradle to Cradle GOLD mark

Cleaning brand Method Europe says that 85% of its range – 12 products in total – is now Cradle to Cradled Certified GOLD. Cradle to Cradle Certified GOLD is the second highest step on Cradle to Cradle’s path for guiding and certifying product innovation. “Beautiful design and environmental responsibility are equally important when creating a product, […]

June 13, 2014 Continue Reading
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Weleda wins international Sustainability Beauty Award

Weleda has won the Organic Monitor Sustainable Beauty Award for ‘Sustainability Leadership’. The judging panel recognised Weleda’s continuing contribution to sustainability leadership and commended the company for its “value-creation business model”, referring to the fact that the Weleda business model is based on creating economic value in a way that also creates value for society, […]

November 19, 2013 Continue Reading
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Sustainability of marine ingredients under the spotlight

The cosmetics industry is increasingly turning to the sea and oceans in the search for new ingredients. Although many novel raw materials are emerging, the development is raising many questions about sustainability. Can the cosmetics industry learn from the food industry and prevent damage to marine eco-systems when sourcing? (more…)

October 18, 2012 Continue Reading
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