The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

Alara claims cereal brand first with Scope 3 CO2e declaration

Alara Wholefoods has announced it has become the first cereal manufacturer in the world to declare the Scope 3 CO2e of its products.

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.

Wild Oats celebrates 40th anniversary

A Bristol institution and pioneer in its field, indie health store and community hub Wild Oats Natural Foods is celebrating 40 years. 

A New Year’s Revolution

The HFMA has launched a new campaign on HealthyDoesIt to ‘drive people towards personal health plans and into health stores’.

BBC investigation finds London shops selling ‘COVID-19 immunity booster’ pills

A BBC investigation has found London stores are promoting an Indian herbal remedy called Coronil as offering protection against COVID-19.

International definition of fermented foods declared by scientists

In a world first, a team of scientists organized by ISAPP has declared a consensus definition for fermented foods.

World governments receive open letter on vitamin D and COVID-19

185 science and medical experts from have penned an open letter to world governments arguing for ‘increased vitamin D use to combat COVID-19’.

Khadi adds to Ayurvedic hair care line

Natural and Ayurvedic hair and skincare brand Khadi has unveiled its new Ayurvedic hair care range of shampoos and conditioners.

Natural & Organic Products Europe show postponed

The organizer of Natural & Organic Products Europe has announced that the show has been postponed in light of the continuing health crisis.

OTB in new partnership with GOTS

The OTB and GOTS have announced a new partnership, joining forces to support the UK’s organic textile sector.

Put Faith in Nature with new organic hair masks

Faith in Nature has introduced a four-strong line of 99% natural hair masks showcasing three of the brand’s best-selling fragrances.

News in brief

Clearspring has introduced two new authentic teas to its range: Organic Japanese Gyokuro Loose-Leaf Tea and Organic Japanese Matcha Sencha.

BetterYou partners with Madeleine Shaw for range of oral VMS sprays

BetterYou has entered into a new collaboration with Madeleine Shaw to launch family-focused nutritional oral sprays, launching on 1 February.

Central England Co-op teams with Suma Wholefoods for zero waste refill...

Central England Co-op has partnered with Suma to trial a zero waste refill station in its new £3 million flagship concept store in Lichfield. launches as e-commerce platform with a purpose

Launched ahead of Veganuary, is a new plant-based online marketplace in the UK that combines convenience and sustainability.

Health Stores Ireland announces Retail Awards 2020 winners

Health Stores Ireland in association with Better Retailing Magazine has revealed the results of its best retailer 2020 awards.

Stamp out plastic sample sachets experts urge in open letter

Campaigners, business leaders and MPs have written an open letter to call for sample sachets to be included in single-use plastic bans.

NATRUE unveils updated standards for 2021

NATRUE has announced that its Label Criteria has been updated, with changes to come into effect on 1 January 2021.

Wessanen rebrands as Ecotone

B Corp-certified food company Wessanen UK will trade under the new name Ecotone UK and refocus its mission on ‘food for biodiversity’. 

Weleda kicks off centenary year with £1MN campaign featuring first ever...

Weleda is entering its centenary year with a £1 million integrated ad campaign based around its top-selling Calendula Baby range.