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Jim Manson

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Jim Manson is Editor-In-Chief of Diversified Communication UK's natural and organic publishing portfolio. He’s written widely on environment and development issues for specialist magazines and national media, including the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, Time Out and World Bank Urban Age.

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  • industry-news
    Biofach finds global organic community in upbeat mood

    February 27, 2011 Industry News, Uncategorized

    Over 40,000 organic industry professionals descended on Nuremberg, Germany, last week for the Biofach World Organic Fair. (more…)

  • industry-news
    Organic can safeguard against new “food imperialism” — DiMatteo

    February 27, 2011 Industry News

    Organic agriculture can act as a safeguard against “a new imperialism in the name of sustainability and food security” IFOAM president Katherine DiMatteo told delegates at last week’s Biofach Congress. (more…)

  • industry-news
    US health retailers target of Government “witch hunt”

    May 30, 2010 Industry News

    US health store retailers have been recorded making “deceptive or questionable” marketing claims, reports Natural Food Merchandiser. But the magazine’s editor, Pamela Bond, says the methods used by the authorities amounts to a “witch hunt” of retailers. (more…)

  • industry-news
    US health retailers target of Government “witch hunt”

    May 30, 2010 Industry News

    US health store retailers have been recorded making “deceptive or questionable” marketing claims, reports Natural Food Merchandiser. But the magazine’s editor, Pamela Bond, says the methods used by the authorities amounts to a “witch hunt” of retailers. (more…)

  • editors-blogs
    A precautionary tale

    May 29, 2010 Editor's Comment, Opinion

    Environmental campaigners have for decades argued in favour of the ‘precautionary principle’. When the possible consequences of something are simply too serious to risk — say, global warming —  the responsible action is to take steps early, not wait until you are up to your ears in seawater, waving for help with your hard evidence […]

  • industry-news
    Bacteria in bottled water puts pregnant women at risk

    May 27, 2010 Industry News

    Canadian scientists say that 70% of bottled water on sale on the High Street contains high levels of bacteria. They warn that the presence of high levels of bacteria may put pregnant women and other vulnerable groups at risk. (more…)

  • company-news
    Fish4Ever rated most ethical canned fish firm

    May 27, 2010 Company News

    Sustainable canned fish company Fish4Ever has achieved the highest score of any British canned fish provider in the Ethical Consumer Ethical Canned Fish report. (more…)

  • industry-news
    'Organic won't feed the world' mantra is "nonsense" — Prince Charles

    May 27, 2010 Industry News

    The Prince of Wales has dismissed as “nonsense” the mantra that ‘organic won’t feed the world’. The Prince’s comment came in a speech he made at Elm Farm Organic Research Centre (ORC) last month. In his speech, part of ORC’s 30th birthday celebrations, he insisted “organic is the only truly sustainable form of agriculture and […]

  • industry-news
    ‘Organic won’t feed the world’ mantra is “nonsense” — Prince Charles

    May 27, 2010 Industry News

    The Prince of Wales has dismissed as “nonsense” the mantra that ‘organic won’t feed the world’. The Prince’s comment came in a speech he made at Elm Farm Organic Research Centre (ORC) last month. In his speech, part of ORC’s 30th birthday celebrations, he insisted “organic is the only truly sustainable form of agriculture and […]

  • industry-news
    Breaking herbals law "criminal offence"

    May 26, 2010 Industry News

    The MHRA has confirmed that any manufacturer or supplier that places unlicenced herbal products onto the market illegally after the THMPD transition period ends on April 30 2011 will be committing a criminal offence. (more…)

  • industry-news
    Breaking herbals law “criminal offence”

    May 26, 2010 Industry News

    The MHRA has confirmed that any manufacturer or supplier that places unlicenced herbal products onto the market illegally after the THMPD transition period ends on April 30 2011 will be committing a criminal offence. (more…)

  • uncategorized
    Green & Black's…and Gold

    May 25, 2010 Uncategorized

    The Green & Black’s Rainforest Garden has won a Gold award at this year’s Royal Chelsea Flower Show. Designed by Jane Owen and Ann-Marie Powell, the garden aims to conjure up a rainforest family home and has been in part, by Cameroonian indigenous women to raise awareness about the threats that they and the rainforest […]

  • industry-news
    What are YOU doing for National Vegetarian Week?

    May 25, 2010 Industry News

    Is your store or company staging an event or special promotion for National Vegetarian Week (April 24-30)? If  so, why not tell us about it?  Better still, send us some photos! We’ll be compiling a special round-up of National Vegetarian Week events in next month’s Natural Products — and here on the NP website. Email […]

  • industry-news
    Redwood named most ethical veggie firm (again!)

    May 25, 2010 Industry News

    Pioneering vegan food firm The Redwood Wholefood Company has been named the UK’s most ethical vegetarian foods supplier for the fifth year running. Redwood, producer of more than 50 different 100% natural plant based foods under the Cheatin’, Vegideli and Cheezly brand names, received the highest score in the latest ethical audit carried out by the […]

  • industry-news
    Brave veggies avoid the chop!

    May 24, 2010 Industry News

    Two customers show there is more than ‘meats’ the eye in this butcher’s shop as they celebrate National Vegetarian Week. (more…)

  • editors-blogs
    Yours awesomely,

    May 21, 2010 Editor's Comment, Opinion

    “Wow, your blog is awesome. I literally just stumbled across it, but now I’m going to tell all my friends about it!”….“What a great site this is.  And let me tell you, the quality of your writing is awesome!!” Yes, since my Editor’s Comment was recently rebranded as Blog Spot it has become officially awesome. […]

  • industry-news
    EU legislation: It's a minefield out there

    May 21, 2010 Industry News

    EU legislation has created a “minefield” for health food manufacturers says the executive director of the HFMA, Graham Keen. “The good news,” he says, “is we know where the mines are. The bad news is that they keep moving.” (more…)

  • industry-news
    EU legislation: It’s a minefield out there

    May 21, 2010 Industry News

    EU legislation has created a “minefield” for health food manufacturers says the executive director of the HFMA, Graham Keen. “The good news,” he says, “is we know where the mines are. The bad news is that they keep moving.” (more…)

  • industry-news
    EFSA’s pharma approach to health claims “medicalises food”

    May 21, 2010 Industry News

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been accused of ‘medicalising’ foods by insisting on a pharmaceutical-style approach to health claims evaluation. (more…)

  • industry-news
    EFSA’s pharma approach to health claims “medicalises food”

    May 21, 2010 Industry News

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been accused of ‘medicalising’ foods by insisting on a pharmaceutical-style approach to health claims evaluation. (more…)

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