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

OTB welcomes new general manager

Last month saw the appointment of Cristina Dimetto as the OTB's new general manager, who joins ahead of this year’s Organic September campaign.

Demand for organic reaches three-year high, Soil Association reveals

Nielsen data shows that UK sales of organic food and drink are running at a three year high, the Soil Association has revealed.

Fruit picking on furlough

Trade association British Apples & Pears has launched a recruitment campaign to simultaneously help tackle food waste and unemployment in the UK.

Pandemic highlights urgent need for shorter food supply chains

The COVID-19 pandemic and climate crisis together highlight the urgent need for shorter food supply chains, says a new report from the Soil Association. 

‘The time is now for organic’ says unified Organic September campaign

Soil Association will lead a ‘joint approach’ for this year’s Organic September, teaming up with the Organic Trade Board for ‘a unified campaign’.

Yeo Valley kerns super-thick yogurt

Yeo Valley has created its latest organic offer – Super Thick Kerned Yogurt – by employing an old Somerset production technique.

Organic foods get ‘coronavirus boost’

The coronavirus pandemic is leading to a boost in demand for organic and sustainable foods, reports London-based analyst Ecovia Intelligence.

Clearspring expands matcha selection

Clearspring has extended its matcha collection with four fresh blends: Matcha Ginger, Matcha Three Mint, Matcha Genmaicha and Matcha Turmeric.

Soil Association Certification freezes fee increase

Responding the ‘unprecedented pressures’ of COVID-19 on farmers and food suppliers, Soil Association Certification is freezing its annual fee increases.

Clipper extends decaff line

Natural and organic brand Clipper Teas has expanded its range of decaffeinated teas with three new products including two new Fairtrade and organic options.

Piccolo launches temporary online delivery service

Organic baby food brand Piccolo has opened a temporary online store to help parents easily access food and formula amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Doves Farm revamps range with vibrant new design

Doves Farm has unveiled a striking contemporary new look across it range in what is its first brand refresh for over five years.

Riverford launches zero packaging veg box – will customers buy it?

Riverford has introduced a zero packaging box in response to customers who want to get rid of packaging altogether (okay, apart from the box). 

Clearspring adds to Japanese condiment line

New from natural and organic food brand Clearspring comes a new authentic Japanese condiment and seasoning: Organic Yuzu Ponzu.

SFT responds to new Agriculture Bill

In a briefing published on 3 February, the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) voiced its continued concerns about the Government’s new Agriculture Bill.

Organic Research Centre appoints new CEO

The Organic Research Centre has announced the appointment of Lucy MacLennan – a scholar of the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust – as its new CEO.

2020: a breakthrough year for ‘veganic’ agriculture?

Few vegans have given serious thought to the suggestion that fruit and veg might technically be 'un-vegan', but ‘veganic’ agriculture could change this. 

Body and Mind brews up organic Cannabis Tea

New British organic brand Body and Mind Botanicals has launched onto market with a three-SKU range of Organic Cannabis Tea.

Biona brings fresh products to its organic offer

Biona has released a raft of new organic products into the market, including ready-meals, sauces and meat-free alternatives.

SFT welcomes HRH Prince of Wales as Patron

It has been announced that HRH The Prince of Wales has accepted an invitation from the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) to become the charity’s Patron.