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The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

Brave veggies avoid the chop!

Two customers show there is more than ‘meats’ the eye in this butcher’s shop as they celebrate National Vegetarian Week. Tucking into their oriental vegetable...

EU legislation: It's a minefield out there

EU legislation has created a “minefield” for health food manufacturers says the executive director of the HFMA, Graham Keen. “The good news,” he says,...

EU legislation: It’s a minefield out there

EU legislation has created a “minefield” for health food manufacturers says the executive director of the HFMA, Graham Keen. “The good news,” he says,...

EFSA’s pharma approach to health claims “medicalises food”

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been accused of ‘medicalising’ foods by insisting on a pharmaceutical-style approach to health claims evaluation. The charge is...

EFSA’s pharma approach to health claims “medicalises food”

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been accused of ‘medicalising’ foods by insisting on a pharmaceutical-style approach to health claims evaluation. The charge is...

President’s Cancer Panel concludes organic is safer

A major new report by President Obama’s Cancer Panel concludes that eating organic food is an effective way of reducing exposure to dangerous chemicals. ‘Reducing...

GM cotton crops led to “surge in pest infestation”

Fresh calls for a  review into the long-term effects of GM crops on insect populations have been made after a 10-year study of Bt...

GM cotton crops led to “surge in pest infestation”

Fresh calls for a  review into the long-term effects of GM crops on insect populations have been made after a 10-year study of Bt...

TV ads kick off £2 million organic milk campaign

The Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo) is putting £2 million behind a ‘second wave’ of TV, print and online advertising aimed at encouraging consumers...

Industry weighs up post-Election prospects

Industry has today begun weighing up how the new Conservative and Lib Dem coalition government might alter prospects for the health food trade. Whilst key...

Industry weighs up post-Election prospects

Industry has today begun weighing up how the new Conservative and Lib Dem coalition government might alter prospects for the health food trade. Whilst key...

First Natural secures exclusive deal with Barefoot Bootanicals

First Natural Ltd has been appointed exclusive distributor for independently owned UK natural skincare brand Barefoot Botanicals. Founded in 1988 by homoeopaths Hilery Dorian and...

Upbeat Solgar sets up another winning year

After a record-breaking year and major investment at its Tring head offices, Solgar is in upbeat mood about the year ahead, writes Jim Manson. There’s...

Whole Foods opts for Whole Trade

Giant ethical retailer, Whole Foods Market, celebrated the expansion of its ethical sourcing programme in Costa Rica last month with the in-store promotion of...

Retailers scoop coveted awards

Always a highlight of Natural & Organic Products Europe, the Natural and Organic Awards are one of the rare opportunities that we, as an...

Prince’s Foundation closes after fraud investigation

The Prince’s Foundation for Integrated Health has been closed following the arrest of one of its senior officials on suspicion of fraud and money...

Prince’s Foundation closes after fraud investigation

The Prince’s Foundation for Integrated Health has been closed following the arrest of one of its senior officials on suspicion of fraud and money...

Organic wins the day in US media debate

Organic won the day in a major televised US debate last week on the motion ‘ Organic Food is Marketing Hype’. At the start of...

Natural beauty retailers need to be “more slick”

Sharing his extensive retail knowledge at Natural & Organic Products Europe? last month, Jeff Martin, operations director at As Nature Intended told?...

Retailer survey aims to help whole trade

Health store retailers across the country are being encouraged to take part in the NAHS Survey 2010. The survey, which is completely confidential, aims to...