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The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

Pharma Nord announced as vitamin D supplier for major clinical trial

Pharma Nord's Bio-Vitamin D3 has been chosen for a major trial studying the effects of vitamin D supplementation in protecting against COVID.

UK to help India to lead the way for Asia with...

UKRI and WRAP are collaborating to develop a Plastics Pact in India, aimed at enhancing ‘knowledge exchange’ between the UK and India.

Babies swallow millions of microplastics, says Swedish water company

Swedish water company Bluewater says a study by Trinity College reveals babies swallow ‘millions of microplastics' every day.

New Eco Lifestyle Awards launch for 2021

The Beauty Shortlist has announced the launch of its global Eco Lifestyle Awards which will shine a spotlight on the most sustainable brands.

‘Include us in your ads’ health stores plead with suppliers

The NAHS is encouraging manufacturers and suppliers to include independent health stores when listing their stockists in any promotional ads.

VMS category nears £500M – and vitamin D ‘outshines’ the competition

Research from Mintel shows Brits spend almost £500M on VMS – and the nation is demonstrating an ‘insatiable appetite’ for vitamin D.

Map designed to highlight free kids’ meals during half term

Following the decision not to extend free school meals over half term a map has been designed to highlight where families can go for support.

EU rejects dairy descriptions but allows meaty terms for plant-based products

MEPs have voted to ban dairy-related terms being used for plant-based alternatives but has given the go-ahead for meat-related descriptions.

Regenagri announces members of new governance group

Global regenerative agriculture initiative regenagri has announced the members of its governance team who'll work to progress the initiative.

Scientists seek volunteers for new vitamin D trial

Scientists are looking for volunteers for a trial to test the effectiveness of vitamin D in boosting the immune system against COVID.

Mooncup equates a lifetime of tampon use to 72 months of...

Mooncup has launched a Monthly Savings Calendar to help young people calculate how much money they could save by switching to reusable cups.

NAHS survey reveals rise in ‘call and collect’ services

A recent survey conducted by the NAHS shows a significant increase in stores offering ‘call and collect’ services as a result of the pandemic.

The new plastic-eating ‘super enzyme’ signalling hope for recycling

A new ‘super enzyme’ has been engineered by scientists to degrade plastic, signalling major developments in recycling.  

Surveys find consumers still confused by ingredient lists

Two surveys reveal food and drink manufacturers aren't providing clear labelling, and even when they do some ingredients are unrecognizable.

Refills: there’s a City to Sea app for that

City to Sea has extended its Refill campaign to include an app to help consumers find refill locations and reduce their use of plastic.

ESSNA sports nutrition guide released to stop ‘spread of misinformation’

ESSNA has released a guide about the types of sports nutrition people should consume before, during and after exercise.

Charity calls for ‘complete global ban’ on wildlife markets

Environmental Justice Foundation is calling for a ‘complete global ban’ on the wildlife markets it says are responsible for pandemics.

Vitamin D: MP warns ‘cheap way of tackling COVID’ is being...

MP and former cabinet minister David Davis says mounting evidence of the usefulness of vitamin D in tackling COVID-19 must not be ignored.  

‘All-time high’ reported by HFMA as interest in membership rises

Following the launch of HealthyDoesIt, the HFMA reports that interest in membership has reached ‘at an all-time high’.

Fairtrade Foundation: UK firms must step up efforts to tackle human...

The Fairtrade Foundation urges UK firms to tackle human rights violations in supply chains and calls for legislation to make this mandatory.