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The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

Consumers warned about rogue VMS firms

The Insolvency Service is warning people to be vigilant about rogue health supplement companies who are targeting the elderly and vulnerable.

Vitamin C studies often flawed says top lab

Researchers at the world famous Linus Pauling Institute claim many studies into the health benefits of vitamin C have produced flawed results due to...

Natural & Organic Products Europe welcomes 10,571 attendees

Natural & Organic Products Europe 2017 welcomes 10,571 attendees

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...

Danish-style shake up for Scottish school meals

Mark Ruskell, MSP, has called for organic food to be made a mandatory requirement in all Scottish public sector kitchens, including schools and hospitals.

H&M is world’s biggest organic cotton user

The fashion giant H&M is named as the word’s biggest user of organic cotton in a new report by US-based non-profit Textile Exchange (formerly...

2016 Sustainable Beauty Award Finalists Announced

Organic Monitor has just announced the finalists of the 2016 Sustainable Beauty Awards.

Supplementing with vitamin D while breastfeeding also boosts baby’s status

A randomized controlled trial has found that women who take high dose vitamin D supplements during breastfeeding also increase the vitamin D status of their infants.

‘Save Herbal Medicine’ petition gains half million signatures in two days

A petition to ‘Save Herbal Medicine’ has secured nearly half a million signatures from supporters in just two days. The petition has been created by...

Professor David Richardson receives top industry award

The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA) has announced Professor David Richardson as the winner of this year’s Maurice Hanssen Award of Honour, at Natural...

Allure of ‘indie’ and natural leads to record year for beauty...

Growing consumer interest in all things ‘indie’ natural and organic has produced record levels merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the beauty and personal care sector, according to data from Catalyst Corporate Finance.

Innovation set to drive growth in organic personal care market

The world organic personal care and cosmetic products market is expected to reach $19.8 billion by 2022, registering a CAGR of 10.2% from 2016...

FSA publishes results of survey into allergen labelling

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has released the results of a survey into allergen labelling on foods being sold by UK supermarkets and independent...

Upbeat Soil Association says new ASA-cleared claims are breakthrough for organic

The Soil Association yesterday (19 September) unveiled a comprehensive set of evidence-based statements about the benefits of organic food and farming. The statements are contained...

Pressure grows for global “common understanding” on organic

With the organic market worth $62.9 billion worldwide and producers straddling 162 countries, there has never been a greater need for a "common understanding"...

Industry must agree clear goals for post-Brexit future

The UK natural health sector must adopt a unified perspective and agree clear objectives to present to government officials in order to secure the best outcome for industry and consumers in a post-Brexit future.

Danish organic logo hits 100% awareness

According to a recent survey, conducted by YouGov, recognition of Denmark’s organic label, the Ø mark, is at 100%. The survey of over 1,000 Danes...

Goldsmith slams coalition’s stance on cloned meat

Tory MP and green activist Zac Goldsmith has slammed his party’s stance on animal cloning in a stinging comment piece for the Daily Mail. “If...

Sustainable catering standard on the cards

Soil Association Certification is teaming up with the Carbon Trust to develop a bespoke sustainable catering standard to complement the Food for Life Catering...

Looking to make your mark in Scandinavia?

Next month (14-15 October) thousands of natural products professionals from across the Scandinavia will converge on the Malmö in Sweden for the inaugural Natural...