Food and Drink

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

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. 

Organic Trade Board: time for a ‘unified effort’ to promote ‘brand...

At its annual breakfast and briefing event in London on 6 March, the Organic Trade Board (OTB) recapped on its 2018 campaign achievements before Paul Moore, chair executive director, appealed to the organic industry to take collective action and pledge financial support once the UK leaves the EU.

Susie Hewson scoops Oak Award

Organic pioneer Susie Hewson, founder of Natracare, has become the first recipient of the Oak Award, initiated by the Organic Trade Board (OTB) to recognize outstanding contributions to the organic sector.

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.

News in brief

Former international rugby playing brothers Charlie Simpson-Daniel and James Simpson-Daniel have launched three healthy food/drink brands.

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.

The Collective creates ‘game-changing’ line of dairy-free yoghurts

The Collective has entered into the plant-based arena with a new range of live, dairy-free, Greek-style yoghurts aimed at flexitarians.

Grab your tickets and GO!

A major new two-day organic festival will open its doors to the public on Saturday, in London’s Battersea Park.

VegfestUK launches London trade show

VegfestUK is branching out from its consumer events with the launch of VegfestUK Trade, taking place at Kensington Olympia on 20 October 2017. The company’s...

Third of young Britons have switched to plant-based milk

A third of young Britons are said to have made the switch to plant-based milk alternatives, according to new research from Mintel.

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?

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.

Guruji pops up in UK snack sector

Snack brand Guruji has introduced a range of Popped Lotus Seeds onto the UK market to offer ‘a credible alternative to popcorn and crisps’.

Hampstead Tea expands herbal line

Hampstead Tea has added two new varieties to its existing range of herbal teas.

Provamel rolls out new look to its pots

Provamel has overhauled its range of plant-based alternatives to yogurt with new-look packaging following the makeover of its drinks range in August.

Moving Mountains cooks up rare meatless burger

British start-up Moving Mountains has introduced the B12 Burger, a plant-based burger that is said to sizzle, taste and bleed like meat.

BeeZee goes live to support local high street

Offering indie high street retailers the chance to benefit from an online storefront, BeeZee has launched to enable users to shop locally.

Immune systems get a boost with Gusto

Natural drinks brand Gusto has introduced two new functional drinks which deliver a daily vitamin boost to shore up the immune system.

Doves Farm ploughs £4.5MN into new gluten-free plant

Doves Farm Foods has invested £4.5 million in a dedicated gluten-free cereal production facility at its Wiltshire site in a move which sees the company transfer production of its cereals from Italy back to the UK.

Food for Thought raises a glass with Organic Wine Club

Health food retailer Food For Thought is collaborating with the Organic Wine Club in a new venture at its two stores in Guildford and Kingston.