A new study, published under Current Developments in Nutrition shows ‘strong evidence’ that diets rich in plant foods offer the body protection from cardiometabolic disease.
The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.
In a recent study, Public Health England has found that the average primary school child eats at least three sugary snacks a day, leading to a daily sugar consumption of three times the recommended upper limit.
Supplement company HTC Health has extended its offer into the pet nutrition category with a range of nutritional supplements for dogs.
Tisserand Aromatherapy has created a new Tea Tree & Aloe Vera cleanse and care collection suitable for all the family and every skin type.
Naturaline Swiss Cosmetics has introduced a nine-strong range of vegan skincare products to the UK, all carrying the Ecocert Natural Cosmetic label.
Natural cosmetics company Natura Siberica has extended its Northern Collection of face care solutions with five new products.
A campaign started by anti-plastic campaigners and gardeners is urging consumers to switch from tea bags to loose tea to avoid plastic contamination of garden compost.
The New Zealand Government’s Ministry For Primary Industries (MPI) will release a new scientific definition for mānuka honey in early February.
Organic certifier Organic Farmers & Growers has introduced a rule change that will require mandatory on-pack presence of its logo.
Marrying what it says are two of this year’s biggest trends in mask technology, Beauty Pro has created two Lifting & Purifying 3D Clay Masks.
Tropic Skincare has launched what it says are two new ‘winter essentials’.
Australian health and wellbeing brand Vida Glow has launched its French marine collagen supplements onto the UK market.
On 24-25 November, Whole Earth hosted the first-ever peanut butter fondue bar in Shoreditch, London, giving the public the opportunity to experiment with different dipping combinations. Healthy chocolate brand Cocoa+ has launched into 268 Holland & Barrett stores with its High Protein Chocolate Advent Calendar. Chocolate brand Raw Halo has returned to Crowdcube for the second time to raise investment […]
Following its recent purchase by L1 Retail, Holland and Barrett has doubled the size of its global headquarters at Eliot Park in Nuneaton.
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.
A GROUND-breaking standard for seaweed farming has been launched jointly by the Marine Stewardship Council and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.
New and existing natural products shone as the industry gathered for the annual Holland & Barrett Showcase.
Natural and organic brand Bamford has introduced a new range of Willow Diffusers available in three blended fragrances.
Comvita has introduced a new range of soothing Mānuka honey elixirs and lozenges to help consumers stay healthy this winter.
Pollen + Grace has introduced a new winter collection, which is almost 90% vegan, to fulfil growing consumer demand for plant-based on-the-go eating.
Vegans warned about ‘unwittingly supporting animal exploitation’
January 22, 2018 Jim Manson
UK-based Ethical Consumer magazine has warned vegans that they could be “unwittingly supporting animal exploitation” as the companies behind many of the Britain’s leading vegan brands also have a heavy involvement in the meat and dairy industry.
British Homeopath Society takes NHS to court over CAM funding ban
The British Homeopathic Association (BHA) is taking the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to court over a recent decision to ban public funding of homeopathy and other alternative medicines.
Juiceburst rebrands, reformulates, extends range
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.
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…)
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 […]
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 […]