The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

Organic land conversion up 34% in 2021

A growing number of UK farmers are going through organic land conversion, new data from Defra confirms, with a 34% rise in 2021.

Viridian expands magnesium line with UK first

Viridian Nutrition has announced the introduction of two new products to its magnesium range: Organic Magnesium and Magnesium Biglycinate.

SA fights ‘hidden scandal’ of pesticides in poultry

A petition has been launched by the SA calling for supermarkets to ‘remove wildlife-killing pesticides from their soya supply chains’.

Non-profits challenge consumers to quantify plastic consumption

Greenpeace and Everyday Plastic are challenging consumers to count the amount of plastic waste they generate for one week.

News in brief

Faith in Nature's new Refill-A-Bottle is a 450ml aluminium bottle which helps to save 264g plastic every year (12 bottles per person).

Fresh beauty brand Lush ventures into automated retail

Beauty brand Lush has launched its first automated retail experience via an iLocker vending machine in Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross.

Teapigs makes TV debut with tongue-in-cheek ad

In what it describes as a playful and vibrant creative celebrating ‘all the tea nuts out there’, teapigs has launched its first TV advert.

Natura Siberica supports skin microbiome with new eye patch collection

Natura Siberica has launched the Lab Biome eye-patch line based on active and fermented extracts of northern cloudberry and wild raspberry.

It’s a win-win for ‘world first’ cacao-free chocolate

UK food tech start-up WNWN (pronounced ‘win-win’) Food Labs has launched what it is positioning as the world’s first cacao-free chocolate.

Organic farm ramps up sustainability efforts

Organic farm Rhug Estate has implemented a duo of new practices which ramp up its sustainability credentials.  

Heura ‘redefines’ plant-based food manufacturing

Heura has launched a multidisciplinary scientific approach to manufacturing which ‘redefines’ plant-based food production.

Inur launches with natural skincare collection

Founded by Marion Assuied and Valérie Espinasse, INUR has launched a collection of natural skincare in 100% recyclable packaging.

Ukraine conflict: the impact on the plant-based sector

ProVeg International has been examining the impact of the ongoing war in Ukraine on ingredient supply in the plant-based sector.

Benecos introduces extensive ‘provocative’ organic BIO range

The benecosBIO range of natural hair and skincare has been designed to attract a new audience to the brand’s eco-friendly products.   

Glebe Farm takes over billboards for campaign at London Victoria station

In a disruptive above-the-line campaign to remind consumers about its victory over Oatly, Glebe Farm took over billboards at Victoria in May.

What, no food bill? The SA responds to Queen’s Speech

Following the Queen’s Speech in Parliament today, the Soil Association has called the lack of mention of a Food Bill ‘deeply disappointing’.

Planet Organic rolls out UK’s first organic sushi

In what it says is the first such offer in the UK, Planet Organic has expanded its sustainable food offering with a line of organic sushi.

Who’s Who in Natural Beauty returns for 2022

Natural Beauty News’ Who’s Who in Natural Beauty is back for 2022, with nominations now open for votes from industry.

Crop Drop and The People’s Pantry team to delivery on sustainable...

Two sustainable businesses have teamed to offer over 175 refill staples along with organic, local produce via a single zero-emission delivery.

Cosmoprof returns, flying the flag for waterless beauty

Visitors from more than 140 countries travelled to Italy, in late April for the return of Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna – its 53rd edition.