The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

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The UK’s first organic and brightening toothpaste has been launched by natural dental company Organically Epic.

Natural & Organic Products Europe fights plastic pollution

Natural & Organic Products Europe partners with ReSea Project to tackle ‘the biggest global issue we are facing’: plastic.

B Corp forms new coalition to deliver ‘beauty for good’

A group of 26 B Corp beauty brands have formed a new coalition to ‘improve social and environment practices of the beauty industry’.

Healthier eating supported by NHS Food Scanner app

The NHS Food Scanner app is to be updated to use barcode technology to tackle the obesity crisis by offering shoppers healthier alternatives.

Brits ‘urgently need a nutrition reset’ – HSIS

The HSIS has issued a warning over low iron and omega-3 levels among the British public, calling it a ‘micronutrient emergency’.

‘Nice to meat you, Singapore’

The Vegetarian Butcher has become available for retail in Singapore following successful entry into the country’s foodservice market.

Spaniards urged to reduce meat consumption

Spanish consumers are once again being urged to eat less meat by Alberto Garzón, Minister for Consumer Affairs.

Defra ‘failed to name-check organic’ – OF&G

Further to the Soil Association’s response to Defra’s new Environmental Land Management schemes, OF&G calls for more details of the proposals.

Environment schemes ‘won’t work in isolation’ – Soil Association

Two new Government ELM schemes have been welcomed by the SA. But, says the charity, ‘these schemes won’t work in isolation’.

John Lewis takes a punt on this year’s top beauty trends

In December John Lewis launched its Beauty Bets report outlining the key trends across skincare, make-up, fragrance and wellness for 2022.

Spanish cities introduce menstrual leave for employees

Several local administrations in Spain have begun offering menstrual leave to employees who experience pain or discomfort during their period.

Kinetic marketing campaign to focus on JASON oral care

To maximize brand exposure during National Smile Month, Kinetic will be embarking on a campaign to highlight JASON's oral care offer.

Major new beauty acquisition for H&B

In a move announced in mid-December, H&B has acquired blow LTD – the UK's leading mobile beauty service business.

Sozyë launches plant-based free-from sauces into Planet Organic

Planet Organic has become the first retailer to stock three plant-based alternatives to fish, soya and oyster sauces from Sozyë.

New Violife campaign encourages consumers to ‘Change Your Cheese’

After a study found its vegan products have less than half the carbon footprint of dairy cheese, Violife has launched its ‘Change’ campaign.

Better Nature announces revamped line and partnership with 1000 Days Fund

Better Nature has rebranded to celebrate the benefits of tempeh, not as a meat alternative but as ‘an extraordinary food in its own right’.

Nootropics and nutricosmetics: 2022 wellness trends revealed

Nootropics and nutricosmetics are the two wellness and beauty trends predicted by Novastell to drive NPD in 2022.

The eco-friendly masks with Type 2 PPE status

SP Science has completed CE Registration for its Silver Life Face Mask, making it fully validated as Type 2 reusable PPE for hospitals.

Bake Off’s Freya Cox gets cooking with Rhythm 108

Vegan and organic treats brand Rhythm 108 has announced a partnership with Freya Cox, the first vegan baker in The Great British Bake Off.

BRITISH CANNABIS announces new licence agreement with Elixinol

BRITISH CANNABIS has entered into an exclusive trademark and know-how licence agreement with Elixinol Wellness Ltd.