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The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

Natures Aid celebrates first graduate

Natures Aid has announced the first graduate from the training course the company launched at the end of 2010. Wendy Wright from Cracked Wheat, Welshpool...

Bio-D secures 244-store Oxfam listing

Ethical cleaning and laundry products company Bio-D has secured a major new listing in Oxfam stores. 11 of Bio-D-s best selling environmentally responsible cleaning products,...

NHS report claims supplement users are wasting their money

Leading nutritionists and industry groups have roundly criticised a new NHS report which concludes that most people who take food supplements are wasting their...

On the beauty desk: Organic Homme travel pack

On a rainy Monday morning in Brighton it’s good to find a product on your desk that reminds you of more summery holiday skies....

Suma and People's Supermarket up for top awards

Leading wholefood wholesaler Suma and the People's Supermarket are up for Co-operative Excellence Awards. Suma is shortlisted for both the member engagement award and the...

Head of Divine Chocolate cooperative meets with Jimmy Carter

Christiana Ohene-Agyare, the first woman president of the biggest cocoa cooperative in Africa Kuapa Kokoo, has met with former US President Jimmy Carter in...

Tree of Life expands organic offer to meet “ever increasing demand”

Recognising the importance of the UK’s organic market, and preparing well in advance of Organic September, Tree of Life UK today (June 3) announced...

THMPD legal challenge delayed

A legal challenge to the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) due to have begun in April has been delayed. The case for a judicial...

Soil Association calls for antibiotic controls as MRSA found on British...

The Soil Association is calling for the end of routine antibiotic use in dairy farming following publication today (June 3) of a study on...

Organic ‘no-shave’ cream hits the UK

An organic cream that allows men to shave just once every three weeks is hitting the UK next month, according to the Daily Mail. The...

Weleda give lucky winner a Parisian pampering

Holistic therapist Kathy Scott from Yorkshire was lucky enough to win a pampering session at Weleda’s Parisian Espace salon with the Natural Beauty Yearbook....

Boost your flower power

Many customers and clients (plus the odd therapist) find that flower essences help them cope with the stresses and strains of modern life. So,...

Vote for vegan beauty

The Vegan Society is urging consumers to vote for their favourite vegan beauty products as part of The Vegan Society Awards 2011. The awards recognise...

New concept H&B store takes beauty to new level

Holland & Barrett has opened a major new store in Leicester featuring an entire 767 sq foot mezzanine floor given over to the natural beauty...

Medicines regulators “putting drug company profits first”

Medicines regulators are protecting the profits of drug companies rather than the lives and welfare of patients by withholding unpublished trial data, two Danish...

Healthy meals schools see Ofsted ratings rise

Primary schools in England that have participated in a Soil Association-led healthy eating project improved their inspection results and pupils' behaviour, researchers say. A study...

Industry demands improved efficacy and authenticity

The natural beauty industry needs more authentic, effective products that don’t sacrifice certification for performance. That was the resounding message from the floor at...

Natural beauty: more authenticity and efficacy needed

Provide more authenticity and efficacy, and guard against sacrificing performance for certification symbols and logos. These were two of the key messages to emerge from...

Pomegranate goes super premium

A new 'super premium' pure pomegranate juice has been launched in the UK market exclusively to independent retailers. Rimon, which is hebrew for 'pomegranate', is...

MPs back calls for Commons debate on herbals

An early Day Motion raising concerns about the Traditional Herbal Medicine Products Directive is winning support from MPs. The motion follows consultations between Wendy Atkinson,...