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The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

Biofach finds global organic community in upbeat mood

Over 40,000 organic industry professionals descended on Nuremberg, Germany, last week for the Biofach World Organic Fair. This year’s show was an upbeat affair, with...

Organic can safeguard against new “food imperialism” — DiMatteo

Organic agriculture can act as a safeguard against “a new imperialism in the name of sustainability and food security” IFOAM president Katherine DiMatteo told...

US health retailers target of Government “witch hunt”

US health store retailers have been recorded making “deceptive or questionable” marketing claims, reports Natural Food Merchandiser. But the magazine’s editor, Pamela Bond, says...

US health retailers target of Government “witch hunt”

US health store retailers have been recorded making “deceptive or questionable” marketing claims, reports Natural Food Merchandiser. But the magazine’s editor, Pamela Bond, says...

Bacteria in bottled water puts pregnant women at risk

Canadian scientists say that 70% of bottled water on sale on the High Street contains high levels of bacteria. They warn that the presence...

Fish4Ever rated most ethical canned fish firm

Sustainable canned fish company Fish4Ever has achieved the highest score of any British canned fish provider in the Ethical Consumer Ethical Canned Fish report. The report...

‘Organic won’t feed the world’ mantra is “nonsense” — Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales has dismissed as “nonsense” the mantra that ‘organic won’t feed the world’. The Prince’s comment came in a speech he made...

'Organic won't feed the world' mantra is "nonsense" — Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales has dismissed as “nonsense” the mantra that ‘organic won’t feed the world’. The Prince’s comment came in a speech he made...

Breaking herbals law "criminal offence"

The MHRA has confirmed that any manufacturer or supplier that places unlicenced herbal products onto the market illegally after the THMPD transition period ends on...

Breaking herbals law “criminal offence”

The MHRA has confirmed that any manufacturer or supplier that places unlicenced herbal products onto the market illegally after the THMPD transition period ends on...

What are YOU doing for National Vegetarian Week?

Is your store or company staging an event or special promotion for National Vegetarian Week (April 24-30)? If  so, why not tell us about it?...

Redwood named most ethical veggie firm (again!)

Pioneering vegan food firm The Redwood Wholefood Company has been named the UK’s most ethical vegetarian foods supplier for the fifth year running. Redwood, producer of...

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...