The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

Skeptic group warns of “dangerous and unproven” allergy tests

Skeptic group the Good Thinking Society has warned that allergy and food intolerance tests “that have no scientific basis” are being widely used in...

Treat hand gels as last resort, or risk superbug ‘armageddon’

Prolonged use of hand gels during the pandemic could lead to a superbug 'armageddon situation', an expert in surface disinfection has warned.

Re:Store boosts zero waste vibe in London

London has seen the opening of Re:Store, surprisingly one of only a handful of zero waste stores in the capital.

Kinetic hails industry “revival” ahead of Olympia show

Leading natural products distributor Kinetic says this year's Natural & Organic Products Europe is shaping up to be the "best and most significant ever" “There...

EOF fears Government may overlook organic farming in ‘public goods’ policy

As Government steers its ‘public money for public goods’ farming system through parliament, The EOF is concerned organic options are being side-lined.

Whole Earth rolls out protein power

Whole Earth has launched a new range of Power Balls, endorsed by the British Triathlon Federation.

Selfridges launches sustainability initiative

Selfridges has launched a ‘transformational sustainability initiative’ as part of its commitment to help customers change the way they shop.

Pukka stops Facebook ads in protest against hate speech and racism

Pukka is among thousands of brands which have joined together to show support for the Stop Hate for Profit campaign by pausing advertising on Facebook.

Real Farming Conference hits its stride as big brother “loses the...

The clash of the New Year farming conferences in Oxford has now swung in favour of previous ‘upstart’ the Real Farming Conference, says Michael...

Wessanen €885MN buyout bid offers ‘longer-term horizon and stability’

On Wednesday (10 April) Wessanen announced a conditional agreement on a recommended all-cash public offer by a consortium of PAI Partners SAS and Charles Jobson of  €11.50 per issued and outstanding share of the healthy food company.

My Green Pod invites ethical brands inside

Ethical retail platform My Green Pod has launched its new online Marketplace, born out of a crowdfunding campaign which ran at the back end of 2019. 

Co-op and Compass Group help fund women cocoa farmers in West...

The Co-op and the Compass Group UK & Ireland have committed £100,000 in funding for an new programme to improve women’s opportunities in cocoa communities.

Yorkshire Provender joins the singles scene

The latest offer from small-batch natural soup company Yorkshire Provender is a range of single portion soups aimed at the convenience market. The 380g pots...

OTB kicks off Organic September with new slogan and experiential retail...

The OTB, which for three years ran a targeted consumer campaign called Organic. Feed Your Happy, has rebranded with a new slogan: Go Organic.

Government consultations on waste begin

The Government has set out plans to ‘overhaul’ the UK’s waste system, launching a series of consultations which will aim to cut plastic pollution and move towards ‘a more circular economy’.

Vitamin brand told not to repeat COVID-19 claims

Vitamin brand Revival Shots has had social media ads banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for making 'misleading' COVID-19 claims. 

Save the planet: eat red meat, advises The Farming Forum

Veganuary may be expecting its biggest ever uptake, but not everyone is happy that plant-based alternatives are being touted as a sustainable choice.

Whole Earth signs up new sports partners

Whole Earth has announced two new high-profile partnerships for 2017/2018, with Reebok and England Netball.

‘Don’t miss out’: retailers urged to engage with new consumer directory

Leading industry organizations HFMA, NAHS and HFI are collaborating on a major new direct to consumer campaign called HealthyDoesIt.

News in brief

New Teff Flakes from Tobia Teff are made from 100 % roasted teff grain and packed with essential minerals, fibre and protein.