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

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  • Guest Comment

    The harsh reality: helping farmers move towards a living income

     February 7, 2019  Emily McCoy

    Each year for two weeks in February and March Fairtrade puts a spotlight on trade through Fairtrade Fortnight. It is a chance for people up and down the UK to stand together and show their support for farmers and workers and a way to highlight the difference fair trade can make to lives and communities.

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    To what extent will Brexit’s impact on the NHS affect health retailers?

     January 25, 2019  Rosie Greenaway

    The impact of Brexit on the NHS has been a topic of debate since the controversial claim that it would free up £350 million a week to be spent on the NHS was plastered in large letters on the side of a bus hired by the Leave Campaign in the run-up to the EU referendum […]

  • Industry News

    Ecovia Intelligence announces 2019 trend predictions

     January 23, 2019  Rosie Greenaway

    Specialist research company Ecovia Intelligence has released its trend predictions for 2019, stating that the year ahead is expected to be ‘an important one for the sustainable food industry’.

  • Interviews

    Raising the bar

     January 15, 2019  Jane Wolfe

    Chocolatier James Hull talks to Jane Wolfe about how the award-winning Hassocks-based brand J.Cocoa grew out of his passion for the bean and desire to give cocoa farmers their fair dues Can you tell me a bit about J.Cocoa and why you chose to produce bean to bar chocolate? From simple curiosity to hobby to […]

  • Guest Comment

    2018 – or the year policymakers got serious about plastic waste

     January 8, 2019  Andrea Gutierrez-Solana

    With 2018 already behind us, we can now say with some certainty that it was the year of plastic, or to be more precise, of the anti- plastic momentum.

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Vegan food: not just for January

January is a time for new experiences, and thousands of people are trying out totally plant-based eating. As well as being cruelty-free, vegan food can provide great nutritional value for money. If you’re getting active this month, you can thrive on a vegan diet, and if you’re looking to tackle winter weight gain, fibre-rich plant […]

January 24, 2019 Continue Reading
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Raising the bar

Chocolatier James Hull talks to Jane Wolfe about how the award-winning Hassocks-based brand J.Cocoa grew out of his passion for the bean and desire to give cocoa farmers their fair dues Can you tell me a bit about J.Cocoa and why you chose to produce bean to bar chocolate? From simple curiosity to hobby to […]

January 15, 2019 Continue Reading
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Make sure it’s an ethical Christmas

Each year the run-up to Christmas starts earlier and earlier. Retail calendars are planned well in advance, Black Friday has become a popular fixture in the diary and even mince-pies are on sale in September. It’s all heavily focused on shopping and buying, but as ethical trends continue to rise, we need to adapt to […]

November 28, 2018 Continue Reading
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Towards a fairer food supply chain?

The good governance of the food supply chain and the protection of vulnerable operators have become something of a mantra for policy-makers at both national and EU levels. One example of this is the European Commission’s recent proposal for a directive on Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs) in business-to-business relationships in the food supply chain in […]

November 20, 2018 Continue Reading
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