Opinion

Here we bring you the thoughts of the natural and organic products industry’s leading commentators and opinion formers.

Out of darkness there is light

When I was asked to write this Beauty Buzz, I re-read my activist-hailing column of last January with more than a wry smile.

Food, drink and wellness trends for 2021

Tenna Annette, co-founder and raw food expert at Purearth, discusses food, drink and wellness trends for 2021.

A vaccine on its way – where now for vitamin D...

With the news that a COVID-19 vaccine might be available as soon as December, where does that leave research into the effects of vitamin D?

Sustainable packaging for a natural beauty industry

Cosmetics products come in all shapes and sizes. The industry is expansive and with each and every product comes packaging.

Let’s act now to prevent a Brexit catastrophe for the organic...

The organic sector faces a dichotomy in the wake of Brexit. Roger Kerr explains why we must act now to prevent a catastrophe for organic. 

The rising demand for immunity boosting drinks as a result of...

Paul Gurnell, GM at Purearth, offers his thoughts on how functional, immunity boosting drinks can become a way of life for consumers. 

A glimpse into organic pasta production in Italy

Jimmy Nelson, marketing officer at Essential Trading, tours La Terra e il Cielo’s manufacturing site to mark the pasta brand’s 40th year.

Five minutes with The Good Kind Grocery

Matt Chittock meets The Good Kind Grocery and finds out why opening a vegan store during a health crisis has been a positive experience.

Marking 20 years in the year 2020

Lucy Redfern of Wholesale Health discusses how 2020 has made her reflect on the past 20 years in the natural health industry.

Why I became certified organic

Beth Coldrick, founder of BAO Skincare, explains why she become certified organic and shares the challenges and triumphs of that journey.

Meeting the challenges of vegan food production

James Sopwith argues that unless manufacturers engage with the right experts, the rise of veganism may be stunted by failure to meet demand.

Stepping up or sitting back: making a pledge to the black...

Tracy Durrant, business coach, comments on the importance of considering a Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity policy for your busisness.

As the lockdown lifts, let’s look to a more sustainable future

Is it possible to build a greener and more sustainable future? Yes, says Carole Bamford, founder of Daylesford, but it all starts with our soil.

Blue sky thinking

Amanda Winwood, Made for Life Organics, shares a personal account of how COVID-19 has affected her life and business, writing from her home in Catalunya.

Naturalife Bridport celebrates 20 years

Hannah Bourne, assistant manager at Naturalife Bridport, reflects on the store's history as it marks a significant anniversary. 

Brexit beauty: a fork in the road

With retailers stealing themselves for a cliff-edge Brexit on 31 December, what could this mean for the natural beauty industry?

Five tips on adjusting to life after lockdown

As restrictions are eased many will be eager to return to old routines. But adjusting to life after lockdown might not be as easy as it sounds, says Sawyer.

Vitamin D and the important role it can play in fighting...

The vital role of vitamin D during the pandemic has been widely reported. Here, I cut through the noise and bring you everything you need to know.

How eco living B2B companies can create a brand voice people...

The eco living industry has grown steadily in recent years. It’s simply harder now for companies to deny the deleterious effects of their actions.

Learning how to cope with an international pandemic

Resisting a strong urge to bury my head in a hole for the last six weeks, it’s been amazing to see the positive changes people are making in their lives.