The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

NAHS members offered discounted sustainability audit

A new partnership between the NAHS and environmental reporting specialist Greenleaf TDG has been confirmed.

DIRTEA features in Selfridges ‘earth-conscious’ pop-up

DIRTEA has launched at Selfridges as part of SUPERMARKET – a four-week experiment which ‘imagines an earth-conscious shop of the future’.

OF&G launches manifesto of ‘essential truths’

OF&G has published a manifesto highlighting key advantages of organic 'in response to unprecedented transitional upheaval in farming’.

Clare McDermott ‘sadly missed’ after Soil Association exit

NPN hears from Martin Sawyer about Clare McDermott, who has left the Soil Association after eight years as business development director.

FSA publishes public list of ‘credible’ CBD products

In a move towards regulating the sector, the FSA has published a list of CBD products which are a step closer to authorization.

Beauty Shortlist ECO Awards 2022 open for entries

Entry is now open for the Beauty Shortlist ECO Awards, founded last year to encourage consumers to lead a less throw-away lifestyle.

Industry ‘out in force’ for NOPEX return

The return of NOPEX was met with strong attendance as buyers ‘came out in force’ to celebrate after ‘three years in hibernation'.

Spotlight series

Natural Products News shines a spotlight on a handful of the latest launches, campaigns, award wins and more from natural and organic brands and...

News in brief

Mooncup has revealed that over three billion single-use period products have been saved from ending up on beaches, oceans and landfill. 

Superdrug Marketplace to give platform to new brands

In a move to offer hundreds of brands the chance to partner with the retailer, e-commerce platform Superdrug Marketplace is launching.

UpCircle teams with rePurpose Global for Project Saaf Samudra

Beauty brand UpCircle has partnered with rePurpose Global to remove more plastic than it creates as a business, and is now Plastic Negative.

Ekó Botanicals introduces botanical skincare trio

Ekó Botanicals has launched in the UK with a collection of clean, multitasking, sustainable skincare solutions for maturing skin.

Unilever pilots blockchain tech for deforestation-free palm oil

Unilever is piloting new blockchain technology to help it increase traceability and transparency within its palm oil use.

Entries open for The Beauty Shortlist Mama & Baby Awards

The Beauty Shortlist’s Mama & Baby Awards return with the best clean, green products for mums, mums-to-be, babies, toddlers and children.

Mintel: A fifth of British women have purchased period pants

The latest research from Mintel reveals that around a fifth (19%) of women bought period underwear in the 12 months to August 2021.

Spotlight series

Debuting this month, Airsnax is a range of nutritious puffed snacks made using chickpeas, green peas and yellow peas.

‘Breakthrough’ discovery: microplastics detected in human blood

A pioneering new study confirms for the first time the detection of microplastic pollution in human blood.

Zero-waste stores ‘face crisis’

A report in the i newspaper has revealed that refill stores are facing crisis as ‘shoppers lose interest in zero-waste lifestyles’.

Consumers catch on to woke-washing in health and beauty

New research reveals 68% of consumers are uneasy about how brands promote ‘woke’ causes, with 41% noticing a rise in woke-washing.

Neal’s Yard open letter urges Government to reverse decision on ‘bee-killing’...

An open letter from Neals Yard calling for Government to reverse its decision to lift its ban on neonicotinoids has received wide support.