The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

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.

News in brief

Whole Earth has rolled out its ‘One Jar, Endless Possibilities’ campaign with its first VOD campaign across ITV Player, All4 and Sky.

Tisserand Aromatherapy generates a World of Wellbeing

Tisserand Aromatherapy's World of Wellbeing is an online hub where consumers can access sleep advice, calming rituals, tips to boost mood.

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.

Pip & Nut launches charity limited edition

Pip & Nut has launched the latest in its limited edition line-up, Gingerbread Almond Butter, supporting the Hackney Foodbank charity.

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’.

Wild Oats celebrated in Small Biz 100

Bristol-based store Wild Oats will be highlighted as one of the UK’s most inspiring small businesses in this year’s Small Biz 100 campaign.

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.

Frozen fees continue for SA licensees

Following an announcement in March that the SA would freeze its fee increase, the charity has announced a further freeze until 31 March.

Olio partners with Tesco to reduce food waste

Edible surplus food will no longer go to waste in Tesco after the supermarket partnered with OLIO to help feed local communities.

Five minutes with The Good Kind Grocery

Matt Chittock meets The Good Kind Grocery and finds out why opening a vegan store during a health crisis has been a positive experience.

Small Giants innovates in savoury snacks

Small Giants has launched a range of crisps made with cricket flour and designed to open people’s ‘eyes' to insect-based snacking’.

New loyalty initiative from Better Food encourages customers to put planet...

Bristol-based Better Food has introduced a new loyalty scheme which rewards customers for reducing packaging waste every time they shop.