The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

Yutaka introduces Japanese Mochi cakes

Authentic Japanese food specialist Yutaka has introduced a new range of sweet frozen Mochi cakes (also known as daifuku).

Frenchs scientists say GM maize caused tumours in rats

French scientists say that rats fed a lifelong diet of the world’s leading strain of genetically modified corn suffered tumours and multiple organic damage. The...

Giki helps consumers identify sustainable ‘hero’ products

Giki has introduced a Hero badge to its shopping app to reward the most sustainable and healthy products available in major UK supermarkets.

‘100% beef-free’ claim for plant-based Whopper was misleading, ASA rules

Claims made by Burger King that its plant-based Rebel Whopper product is '100% beef-free' were misleading, the ASA ruled this week.

Obrigado brings Brazilian coconut water to UK market

Brazilian brand Obrigado is launching in the UK with its 100% pure, sustainable coconut water.

BUAV Bunny celebrates 15 years in business

The distinctive BUAV leaping bunny logo, launched in 1996 to help consumers identify products not tested on animals, is 15 years old this month.The...

Soil Association launches promotional push for Organic September 2011

The Soil Association has launched an on-line promotional pack designed to help independent retailers boost sales of organic produce during Organic September 2011. The month-long...

How to succeed in organic retail – “go massive”

“If you are a supermarket in Denmark you need to be organic – it’s 10% of the food and drink after all.

Pine bark extract reduces psoriasis symptoms

In a study conducted by Chieti-Pescara University in Italy, researchers have found that supplementation with a natural plant extract from French maritime pine tree...

US show signals arrival of a “wholegrarian revolution”

Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural products event, provides a unique ‘aerial view’ of the forces and product trends fueling the growth...

Sweden sees doubling of certified organic restaurants

Sweden has doubled the number of certified organic restaurants in the country following an initiative launched last year by the Swedish organic body KRAV. Around...

Natural and organic personal care sector driven by health concerns

The latest Consumer Insights report by Organic Monitor has revealed that health concerns regarding synthetic chemicals are driving consumers to switch to natural and...

We need to talk about cancer

Supporting cancer patients with complementary therapies needs to be done from a position of knowledge, and with care. But practitioners shouldn’t be afraid of...

Tisserand Aromatherapy introduces new Discovery Kits

Tisserand has created new Discovery Kits, each focusing on a different need and comprising a mist, massage and body oil and roller ball.

UK organic sales looking healthy

According to the latest retail figures from Kantar Worldpanel, over the past 12 months sales of organic produce grew by over 5%, up £44...

FDF produces gluten labelling guide for manufacturers

The Food & Drink Federation (FDF) has launched a new best practice guide to support manufacturers on the labelling of food products containing gluten. Gluten...

Flurry of new products to be launched

Hundreds of new products will be launched at the forthcoming Natural Food Show.

Meridian extends snack bar range

Meridian Foods has introduced two new varieties to its nut bar range: Peanut & Pumpkin and Peanut & Coconut.

Vitamin D deficiency shown to raise COVID-19 ICU risk

As evidence builds that COVID-19 patients with vitamin D deficiency are more likely to experience severe clinical outcomes, urgent trials are underway.

Health and nutrition at Natural & Organic Products Europe

Europe’s leading annual natural and organic trade event – Natural & Organic Products Europe – returns to London’s Olympia next month, on 13-14 April,...