Zac Goldsmith has written to the House of Lords about a European Parliament proposal to ban words like ‘sausage’ and ‘burger’ to describe plant-based foods.
The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.
Unilever has announced plastic reduction goals it says ‘are even bolder’ than its previous commitments, pledging to halve its use of virgin plastic by 2025.
Researchers suggest easy environmental changes are insufficient, and ‘upheaval’ in everyday life is the only way to cut carbon emissions to net zero.
Snacking on public transport should be banned, according to the UK’s former Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Professor Dame Sally Davies.
The Soil Association has launched a ‘Brexit readiness support service’ to help organic businesses prepare themselves for a possible no-deal Brexit.
Consumer opinion is divided after the launch of BrewDog’s Hybrid Burger – a controversial combination of 50% Beyond Meat and 50% sustainably reared beef.
After being damaged in an arson attack, Riverside Health & Natural Healing Centre in Newcastle Emlyn, has been reopened under new management.
Daylesford Organic has launched a Zero Waste Pantry in its flagship farm shop in Kingham to curb the use of single-use packaging and reduce food waste.
US beauty retailer Truly Organic Inc pays $1.76MN to settle complaint that its products are neither ‘100% organic’ nor ‘certified organic’ by the USDA.
Leading figures in Nordic retailing and consumer brands will join some of Europe’s best-known sustainability strategists at a major new conference.
The best of Ireland’s independent health food retailers have again been recognized in the Health Stores Ireland/Better Retailing Magazine Retailer Awards.
Last weekend, Marigold Health Foods’ warehouse in London was badly damaged by a fire, the cause of which is yet to be determined.
London-based Gorgeous Brewery has launched a new vegan pale ale called Grasshopper, infusing hops with 5mg of pure CBD to create a “very unique brew”.
Rainbow Wholefoods’ owner Richard Austin has announced that he has put the wholesale division of his business in Norwich up for sale.
Leeds-based The Meatless Farm Co has received a seven-figure sum investment from Channel 4, by means of the latter’s innovative Commercial Growth Fund.
SunFresh Produce has announced the launch of Pikt Fresh, what it says offers an ethical choice for direct delivery of organic fresh produce nationwide.
Soil Association Certification is launching a campaign in partnership with Hubbub to raise awareness of the positive impact of organic cotton.
Chococo’s Chocolate Salami for Christmas is handmade with 67% Madagascar origin dark chocolate and packed full of festive dried fruits and nuts.
Vegan charity Viva! yesterday revealed its new headline campaign in the form of a film called Vegan Now which exposes the dramatic effects industrial meat and dairy farming have on our natural world.
Daylesford has created a new line of organic ferments and pickles using excess or wonky fresh vegetables from its 28-acre market garden in the Cotswolds.
Good Hemp claims UK’s first CBD plant-based milk
November 8, 2019 Jane Wolfe
In what it says is a UK first, Good Hemp is launching a range of CBD plant-based milks this month, starting with CBD Barista Seed Milk.
SFT calls for all UK political parties to commit to key food policies
The Sustainable Food Trust is urging UK political parties to prioritize the advancement of an environmentally sustainable and healthy food system.
Climate change report cast organic in ‘false and negative light’
A new study about organic farming and greenhouse gas emissions has been criticized for portraying organic in a ‘false and negative light’.
Charity calls for end to ‘unfair’ VAT on plant milks
PLANT-based food charity Proveg International is calling for an end to the ‘unequal and unfair’ taxation of plant-based milk compared to cow’s milk.
Living life on the veg
October 28, 2019 Ross Harris
Plates of lifeless veg and soggy ‘fishless fingers’ are a thing of the past. Rosie Greenaway orders the vegan catch of the day, explores today’s sophisticated veggie market, and discovers just how much the nation’s love of animal products is costing the planet (more…)
The whole package
Want the truth about sustainable packaging? It’s complicated – but consumers and brands are both committed to change, says Matt Chittock
With 72% of adults reporting that they exercise on a weekly basis, Kate Miller highlights why a broader definition of sports nutrition could be advantageous
The K word
With celebrity followers helping boost its appeal the keto diet is still very much in vogue. But does it sit comfortably within the natural health sector?
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]
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 […]
How to become the next influential natural beauty brand
The world doesn’t need another natural beauty brand. It’s a market that is set to be worth up to $54 billion by 2027. It’s saturated like every other industry in the world. What it does need however, is a brand that is passionate, value driven and has clarity around how they want to shake things […]
Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]