Food and Drink

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

Good Club introduces zero waste delivery service

Good Club is now offering access to affordable, sustainable household staples delivered milkman-style in returnable and reusable packaging.

Alara claims cereal brand first with Scope 3 CO2e declaration

Alara Wholefoods has announced it has become the first cereal manufacturer in the world to declare the Scope 3 CO2e of its products.

OF&G: no evidence that GE provides ‘quick fix’

The launch of a new gene editing (GE) consultation by George Eustice, Environment Secretary, has been welcomed by OF&G.

Wild Oats celebrates 40th anniversary

A Bristol institution and pioneer in its field, indie health store and community hub Wild Oats Natural Foods is celebrating 40 years. 

International definition of fermented foods declared by scientists

In a world first, a team of scientists organized by ISAPP has declared a consensus definition for fermented foods.

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Clearspring has introduced two new authentic teas to its range: Organic Japanese Gyokuro Loose-Leaf Tea and Organic Japanese Matcha Sencha. launches as e-commerce platform with a purpose

Launched ahead of Veganuary, is a new plant-based online marketplace in the UK that combines convenience and sustainability.

Wessanen rebrands as Ecotone

B Corp-certified food company Wessanen UK will trade under the new name Ecotone UK and refocus its mission on ‘food for biodiversity’. 

ProVeg Incubator puts call out for plant-based start-ups

The ProVeg Incubator is calling for pioneering food brands to apply for the chance to take part in its tailor-made accelerator programme.

Whole Earth bolsters SOS collaboration

Whole Earth has strengthened its #maketherainforestwhole partnership with the SOS through a campaign to support reforestation in Sumatra.  

Easy Bean expands bean and seed Cracker flavours

Easy Bean is adding to its cracker range with two new flavours: Yellow Pea & Sunflower Seed and Chickpea, Turmeric & Nigella Seed.

Vegan Plenny Pot meals from Jimmy Joy

Plant-based food brand Jimmy Joy has created a range of nutritionally complete Plenny Pot instant savoury meals.

Brighton & Hove receives Gold Sustainable Food Place Award

Brighton & Hove has become the first UK city to receive the Gold Sustainable Food Place Award, run by the Sustainable Food Places Network.

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Olly’s is donating a free school meal to children in poverty for each one of its ‘In The House Mix’ festive gift boxes ordered.

Europe’s largest plant-based meat factory to open in Lincolnshire

Plant & Bean, developer of plant-based food products, is to open Europe’s largest plant-based meat factory at a site in Boston, Lincolnshire.

Why the plant-based sector is pandemic-proof

As the year draws to an end, ProVeg International has published its meat-free moments of 2020, calling the plant-based sector pandemic-proof.

OF&G ‘bewildered’ over Defra’s ‘roadmap to nowhere’

Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G) has expressed dismay at Defra’s Path to Sustainable Farming 2021-2024, calling it a ‘roadmap to nowhere’.

A support package tailor-made for organic F&B start-ups

Soil Association Certification has partnered with Bread & Jam and Young Foodies to offer an exclusive support package to organic start-ups.

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Dr Trouble limited edition bottles of African Lemon Chilli and Oak Smoked Chilli sauce support the International Anti-Poaching Foundation.

Almost one in ten Tel Avivians identify as vegan or vegetarian

A new survey commissioned by Tel Aviv Global & Tourism reveals 4% of Tel Aviv residents identify as vegan and 4.5% as vegetarian.