In a move said to ‘undermine’ Michael Gove’s animal welfare pledges, MPs have voted against the inclusion of animal sentience in the EU (Withdrawal) Bill.
The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.
Soil Association Certification is supporting organic businesses once again this festive season with the launch of its online Organic Christmas Marketplace.
Responding to a growing demand from environmentally-conscious consumers, supermarket giant Tesco launches own-label range of eco-cleaning products.
The ISO 16128 guidelines covering criteria for natural and organic cosmetic ingredients and products do not have consumer interests at heart, says NATRUE.
Mike Cherry, national chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, has urged the Chancellor to do more to support small retailers as part of the Budget.
Rude Health has found itself at the centre of a rude row following a controversial blog posted by co-founder and brand director Camilla Barnard.
In preparation for the compilation of its 2018 Organic Market Report, the Soil Association is asking for input from independent retailers.
Mark Ruskell, MSP, has called for organic food to be made a mandatory requirement in all Scottish public sector kitchens, including schools and hospitals.
In regions such as Asia and the United States anti-pollution beauty and bodycare has broken into the mainstream, but according to Mintel, Europe is still trailing way behind. In her piece Beauty Spot: Anti-pollution beauty – Why Europe needs to step it up, Mintel’s Vivienne Rudd says that despite the perils of urban pollution being […]
Fucibo Co has launched 21 Bites, a new online portal selling insect-based products, claimed to be the first of its type in Europe.
The SA’s Out to Lunch campaign has published its latest league table, ranking the children’s food offer in 25 of the UK’s most popular restaurant chains.
Dangerous levels of neonicotinoid insecticides have been found in 75% of the world’s honey samples, reveals a new study.
Jamie’s Italian has won the Feed People Well award for its new children’s menu, on which every dish includes at least two portions of vegetables.
Ahead of the Natural Health Trade Summit (NHT) in Manchester on 22 October, the National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) reveals it will be making a significant announcement at the show. Details are yet to be disclosed, however Gary Trickett, chair of NAHS, confirms the planned announcements will include two new initiatives which will be […]
Despite facing opposition from The Irish Beverage Council (IBC), The Irish Government remains undeterred in its plan to introduce a sugar tax in April 2018.
Restaurant chain Wagamama has launched a vegetarian menu to cater to the growing amount of Brits consuming a plant-based diet.
Morrisons has launched a slate of value veg boxes – including an organic option – in what it says is a bid to make fresh veg affordable for all UK families.
The natural and organic sector enjoyed several major wins at The BBC Food & Farming Awards on 20 September.
Supporters of natural medicine are calling on NHS England to abandon its proposal to stop funding prescriptions for homeopathy and herbal medicines.
The seventh annual 2018 Beauty Shortlist Awards will take place in London on Friday 2 March 2018. It’s the second year that the awards are open to submissions from international beauty, health and men’s grooming brands, with judging panels in the UK, USA and Australia. The lead judges for 2018 have now been confirmed, and […]
Juiceburst rebrands, reformulates, extends range
January 16, 2018 Jane Wolfe
Soft drinks brand Juiceburst has reformulated and rebranded across its entire portfolio, as well as creating two new additions to its core range.
OTB receives £1.73m in funding
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) is to receive a loan from Triodos Bank, Europe’s leading sustainable bank, to help grow organic sales in the UK in 2018 and beyond.
Forest Whole Foods named Best New Business
Online organic retailer Forest Whole Foods has been awarded Best New Business in the New Forest Business Partnership’s Brilliance in Business Awards.
Gove charms audience at the Oxford Real Farming Conference
Michael Gove became the first Defra minister to address the rebel Real Farming Conference in Oxford, usually a prerogative of the established Oxford Farming Conference.
November 21, 2017 Jane Wolfe
With mounting research emphasizing the crucial part the microbiome plays in preventing and fighting disease, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the best ways to optimize gut health (more…)
Food of the gods
Regularly consuming a little of what you love could have long-term health benefits – even where chocolate is concerned, discovers Rosie Greenaway (more…)
A significant rise in job insecurity since the UK’s decision to leave the EU means people are loath to take time off work – and with an increase in colds and flu, this is leading to higher demand for OTC remedies. Jane Wolfe reports (more…)
Let’s do lunch!
Sharna Waid has been taking a look at how natural products retailers and brands are maximizing the crucial two-hour lunchtime selling period (more…)
As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]
Natural beauty made in Cyprus
Sharna Waid has been finding out how passionate producers in Cyprus are using the fruits of the land to create natural beautifying cosmetics. According to the ancient myth, Aphrodite – the goddess of love and beauty, pleasure and procreation – was born out of the waves off the coast of Cyprus. Aside from attracting three […]