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Bringing the natural and organic products industry the latest food and drink news from around the UK and Ireland.

MPs reject bid to protect post-Brexit food standards

Last night saw MPs reject an amendment to the Agriculture Bill designed to ensure post-Brexit food imports meet domestic legal standards.

Tideford announces major growth drive

Tideford Organics has announced its biggest ever marketing investment of £1 million as it aims to become a £15 million brand by 2023.

Pip & Nut launches charity limited edition

Pip & Nut has launched the latest in its limited edition line-up, Gingerbread Almond Butter, supporting the Hackney Foodbank charity.

Jarvis Cocker creates limited edition brew for Dragonfly Teas

Dragonfly Tea has teamed up with musician, BBC 6 Music presenter and JARV IS... frontman Jarvis Cocker to launch a special edition tea.

HiP unwraps UK-first oat milk chocolate bars

Founded by James Cadbury, HiP (Happiness in Plants) is aiming to ‘storm the confectionery market’ with the UK’s first oat milk chocolate.

Frozen fees continue for SA licensees

Following an announcement in March that the SA would freeze its fee increase, the charity has announced a further freeze until 31 March.

What we learnt in lockdown: how Bristol’s local food scene responded...

The Community Farm has curated Lessons from Lockdown, a collection of articles describing COVID-19's effect on people involved with food.

Organic exports face ‘outright ban’ if equivalence not agreed

Organic food and drink organizations have written to the chief Brexit negotiator to express 'deep concern' about the future of organic.

Oatly faces boycotts after ‘Trump-linked’ Blackstone takes stake in business

Oatly is facing boycotts after selling a stake to a consortium led by Blackstone, a firm with alleged links to Trump and deforestation. 

OTB kicks off Organic September with new slogan and experiential retail...

The OTB, which for three years ran a targeted consumer campaign called Organic. Feed Your Happy, has rebranded with a new slogan: Go Organic.

OGGS eggs on plant-based bakers

OGGS has launched Aquafaba, the UK’s first patented plant-based egg alternative designed as a practical store cupboard staple.

Farmers launch Happerley England to ‘reverse retail demise’

On 29 August farmers will take over a former retail site to open a new outlet to drive ‘radical change in how food and drink is retailed'.  

New Veggie Cakes from Kallø

Kallø has ‘taken the rice out of the rice cake’ for its latest plant-based creation, protein-packed Veggie Cakes made from peas and lentils.

NOSHY treats Londoners

Artisan brand NOSHY has launched a delivery service of its all-natural, organic energy truffles to consumers in Greater London.

The Real Foodists start-up enters UK market

Start-up The Real Foodists has introduced its innovative plant-based Yo’ridge range into the UK, after securing a $2.5 million investment.

Ella’s Kitchen extends finger foods line

UK baby food brand Ella’s Kitchen has added to its kids’ organic finger foods selection with Mini Puffs, Munchy Fingers and Puff Pops.

Sustainable farming? GMOs? Agroecology? Be part of the discussion

NPG's upcoming webinar Sense, Science & Sustainability asks a hot question: can genome editing and agroecology co-exist in sustainable food and farming?

Get your organic messaging right with the SA’s new guide

Soil Association Certification has launched a new digital tool to help businesses communicate about organic in a ‘clear, factual and legal way’.

Oatly brings dairy-free Oatgurt to UK

Oatly has launched its dairy-free yoghurt alternative, Oatgurt, into the UK market to offer consumers a product that tastes just like ‘normal yogurt’.

Katie’s Food targets healthy snackers

Spotting a gap in the market for ‘a crisp that is full of flavour, crunch and packed with goodness’, Katie's Food Co has launched a range of banana crisps.