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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. 

Top ten vegan-friendly cities named (and London isn’t one of them)

Natural Products News' hometown of Brighton, takes top slot in a new ranking of the UK’s most vegan-friendly cities. London fails to make the top ten.

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.

Living life on the veg

Plates of lifeless veg and soggy ‘fishless fingers’ are a thing of the past. Rosie Greenaway orders the vegan catch of the day, explores...

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.

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.

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'.  

Healthy food trend predictions for 2020

Lydia Baines, digital and communications manager for ingredient business Puratos UK, sets out six food trend predictions for 2020

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.

Whole Earth adds Smooth choice to Hi-Oleic spread range

Whole Earth has bolstered its offer with Hi-Oleic Smooth Peanut Butter, packed full of good fats and fibre and low in sugar.

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?

BOOM Awards finalists announced

The shortlist for this year’s BOOM Awards has been published by the Soil Association, ahead of a ceremony due to be hosted on 26 June.

Gove charms audience at the Oxford Real Farming Conference

Michael Gove became the first Defra minister to address the rebel Real Farming Conference in Oxford, usually a prerogative of the established Oxford Farming Conference.

Lidl’s wonky veg: ‘Too good to waste’

Joining Aldi, Asda, Morrisons and Tesco in their pursuit to stop wasting ‘wonky veg’, discounter Lidl has created a line of bargain boxes containing fruit and vegetables which are ‘slightly damaged, discoloured or deteriorated but are still perfectly good to eat’.

Industrialised farming risks ‘derailing humanity’s place on Earth for good’, Prince...

Decades of destruction to the natural environment caused by industrialized farming risks “derailing humanity’s place on Earth for good”, the Prince of Wales warned this week.