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

Hibiscus: the latest superfood powder from Aduna

Lauded by the brand as 2021’s ‘vibrant new superfood’, Hibiscus Superfood Powder is the newest addition to Aduna’s stable.

Tea India appeals to consumers’ wanderlust with new single-estate collection

Tea India has introduced a new line of Regional Single-Estate Teas in a bid to take them on an ‘exotic journey to the tea gardens of India’. 

IPBES Global Assessment a ‘stark warning’ says Soil Association

Following the release of the IPBES Global Assessment on Monday 6 May, the Soil Association has issued a statement of response, calling it a 'stark warning' about over-use of the world's natural resources. 

Belvoir launches limited edition pressé, teams up with Lisa Faulkner

Belvoir Fruit Farms has introduced a ‘Hello Summer’ limited edition of its Elderflower Pressé to celebrate the start of the elderflower harvest.

Skinny Caffe serves up natural blends

The Skinny Caffe has introduced a line of natural, vegan and gluten-free blends incorporating superfood ingredients.

Spreading the (chocolate) love

In 2016, inspired by his great-great-great grandfather – the founder of Cadbury chocolate, which was subject to a hostile takeover in 2010 – James Cadbury started the organic chocolate company Love Cocoa. Here, Jane Wolfe talks to him about how the ethical beliefs of his family have influenced his brand

Tree of Life introduces raw choc line

Natural and organic food brand Tree of Life has created an eight-strong range of organic Raw Cacao Chocolate bars.

‘100% beef-free’ claim for plant-based Whopper was misleading, ASA rules

Claims made by Burger King that its plant-based Rebel Whopper product is '100% beef-free' were misleading, the ASA ruled this week.

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.

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.

Time to ‘demonstrate leadership’ on GMOs, supermarkets told

Supermarkets have been told it’s time to ‘demonstrate leadership’ and stop stocking foods produced from gene-edited crops and animals.

Spotlight series

Soupologie has added three new soups to its offer, fortified with a vegan source of vitamin D3, providing at least 50% RDI in a 300g serving.

Veganism set to soar by 327%, survey finds

A survey by the comparison site finder.com predicts that the number of people following a vegan diet in Britain will soar by an astonishing 327% in 2019. 

Califia Farms expands chilled drinks offer in UK

US brand Califia Farms has introduced a slate of new chilled almond-based drinks and ready-to-drink cold-brew coffees to the UK market.

Love Cocoa pairs avocado with chocolate

Love Cocoa has created what it claims is Europe’s first ever vegan avocado chocolate bar.

The plot thickens…

The Veggie Plot is a new brand of savoury yogurts that blend no-fat, no-added-sugar Greek yogurt with vegetables and herbs.

How the market turned us into ‘passive consumers of crap’

Pointless choice: Riverford Organic founder Guy Singh-Watson on 'how brilliantly the market excels at turning us all into passive consumers'. 

Brighton welcomes new plant-based burger delivery service

Brighton is to become the first location for new plant-based business Clean Kitchen Club, delivering vegan burgers to the doorsteps of local residents.

Veganuary hits the one million mark

The annual Veganuary campaign is celebrating hitting a major milestone as it passes one million official participants.

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.