The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

Government accused of ‘schizophrenic’ approach to post-Brexit food system

Professor Tim Benton of Leeds University recently highlighted the worrying issue of ‘cheap food at any price’ at an EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee roundtable.

camexpo launches new Nutrition Theatre for 2015

Nutrition is taking centre stage at this year’s camexpo, with the introduction of a new dedicated Nutrition Theatre, sponsored by Revive Active. The new line-up,...

Antibac soaps and cleaners thwart vital antibiotics, research shows

An antibacterial agent widely used in hand soaps could be helping microbes like MRSA beat powerful antibiotics, US scientists have warned.

UK personal care industry finally gets Government representation

Four key beauty industry organizations have been granted a newly-formed team within Government, dedicated to the personal care sector.

News in brief

Plant-based food brand Heura has made an in-kind donation to UK food charity Refettorio Felix to help provide meals to Londoners in need.

Marigold Health Foods’ warehouse devastated by fire

Last weekend, Marigold Health Foods’ warehouse in London was badly damaged by a fire, the cause of which is yet to be determined.

IADSA will make case for supplement additives at Codex

IADSA says it will press the case for the continued use of “key additives” in food supplements at the Codex Alimentarius. The international supplements industry...

Revolt grows against EC’s fast-tracked organic rules change

Evidence that attitudes are hardening towards the European Commission’s plan to radically overhaul organic regulations in Europe was on clear display at last week’s...

Girl guide

Rosie Greenaway discovers that whether it’s post-divorce stress, reproductive problems or a mild case of bloating, modern women in the UK are well catered...

Viridian Nutrition MD tells Channel 4 News that business is booming...

Viridian Nutrition MD Cheryl Thallon has told Channel 4 News that business has been booming at the Daventry-based company since the EU Referendum last June.

Book reviews

Coconut: The Complete Guide to the World’s Most Versatile Superfood by Stephanie Pedersen Well, the title says it all really. The demand for coconut products shows...

Viridian chills with new power frappe

In an evolution of the 2017 trend of creating drinks with a nutritional boost (think turmeric latte), the latest offer from Viridian Nutrition is Aronia & Cacao Frappé.

Tribute paid to Natures Aid co-founder Paul Marshall

Tim Gaunt, on behalf of Natures Aid, pays tribute to Paul Marshall, co-founder of the VMS manufacturer, who passed away in February.

Vitamin K2 from BetterYou

Following increased research and demand for innovative solutions to support heart health, BetterYou has developed what it describes a unique, optimum strength K2 oral spray.

East Yorkshire’s Bee Health acquired by US nutrition and wellness firm...

UK nutritional supplements manufacturer Bee Health has been bought by US-based Innovations in Nutrition + Wellness for an undisclosed amount.

Mahi Naturals celebrates tenth anniversary with tenth natural brand

Celebrating a decade in business, Mahi Naturals has announced that it is adding a tenth brand to its range this spring in the form...

Bio-Kult offers all-round pregnancy support with new Pregnéa

The newest addition to the Bio-Kult family is Pregnéa, specifically developed to cater for the nutritional needs of expectant and new mums.

Dr. Bronner’s introduces new ‘mellow-minty’ toothpaste flavour

Joining its original Peppermint variety, Dr. Bronner’s new natural and organic Spearmint All-One Toothpaste offers a mellow-minty taste.

Waitrose Food editor resigns over ‘kill vegans’ comments

The long-time editor of Waitrose Food magazine has resigned after suggesting a series on 'killing vegans, one by one'.

Pai Skincare secures £3.45MN investment, opens first online store in Asia

London-based sensitive skincare brand Pai Skincare has closed a £3.45 million (€4 million/USD4.5 million) Series A investment led by Luxembourg based CAP Invest. Pai plans...