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

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.

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.

Pip Organic sparkles with new drinks line

Pip Organic has created a line of sparkling drinks aimed at all the family and made with 100% organic fruit juice and sparkling water.

Planet Organic rolls out nationwide delivery service

London-based Planet Organic is for the first time offering nationwide delivery of its entire range with a chosen day fulfilment service.

Kallø teams with BOSH! and BuzzFeed Tasty for new campaigns

Kallø is collaborating with vegan authors BOSH! and the BuzzFeed Tasty platform for new campaigns to showcase its organic stock cube range.

Support package launched for organic F&B start-ups

Soil Association Certification has partnered with Bread & Jam and Young Foodies to launch a business support package for organic start-ups.

How the OTB overcame the ‘stumbling blocks’ of 2020

With organic grocery growing 12.1% in the past 12 months, the OTB's marketing director Harriet O’Regan gives an overview of activity in 2020.

The BOOMs are back

The industry sees the return of the BOOM awards, as the Soil Association partners with Ocado to celebrate the best of the organic market.

Soil Association Certification calls on retailers for data

Ahead of its Organic Market 2021 report, the SA is compiling data on 2020 sales of organic and it needs indies to contribute.

‘Grow Back Greener’ with organic, urges Alara founder

Speaking during an interview with the FDF, Alara founder says organic food and farming should be at the heart of ‘Grow Back Greener’ efforts.

Figures reveal highest UK organic market growth for over a decade

Soil Association Certification has released brand-new sales figures for the organic market showing the highest UK growth for over a decade.

Have a berry peaceful sleep with Pukka Herbs

Pukka Herbs’ latest addition is Organic Night Time Berry tea - the ultimate restorative and restful blend with immune-supporting ingredients.

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.

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.

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.

NOSHY treats Londoners

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