The big conflict of our age is between Big Government and the MAAFIA (Microsoft Apple Alphabet Facebook Instagram Amazon), says Craig Sams. The implications for health freedom are profound. Recently Theresa May has been making threatening noises about needing to control the internet and social media for ‘national security’ reasons. The press, including the erstwhile […]
Here we bring you the thoughts of the natural and organic products industry’s leading commentators and opinion formers.
Coconut oil has, for some time now, been regarded as an ingredient du jour. Interestingly, the very quality that once turned detractors against eating it – high saturated-fat content – is what now elevates it in beauty. It is rich in lauric acid, a fatty acid that kills bacteria, and is working its way into […]
Cheryl Thallon, founder of Viridian Nutrition, speaks to Diane Millis about the changes in the natural products industry over the past 21 years.
It’s not often that I champion a single brand to be taken up by independents – it’s not really what us journalists with integrity do – but on this occasion, I’m willing to break my rule.
Diane Millis speaks to the chair of the Gluten Free Industry Association, Simon Wright, to find out what it hopes to achieve.
Just five months into the year, and Google already has a clear front-runner when it comes to the most searched beauty trend of 2017: masking.
Founded in 1992 by Lizzie Vann, organic children’s food brand Organix is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and is set to become a £40 million business. Here, managing director Anna Rosier talks to NPN about her 13 years at the brand.
Britain’s chefs can play a key role in raising public awareness about the stealth statics being used to sneak GMOs onto restaurant menus.
April has become the month when emerging trends and new product developments come to the fore for natural and organic retailers, as well as the sector overall, and this is due in no small part to the Natural Beauty & Spa show.
We’re only one month into 2017 and it’s already well on its way to making its mark as the year of innovative packaging.
Craig Sams imagines the health farms of the future where ‘super healthy’ humans are raised.
Shoppers are enticed by premium designer labels rather than the contents of the product. The fact that these products often have over-inflated prices has in turn distorted consumer perspective of how much beauty products truly cost to make.
Once a year, around the month of November, great minds from the natural beauty sector assemble at Diversified Communications HQ in Brighton to attend the Natural Beauty Roundtable.
We speak to Jayn Sterland, MD, Weleda UK, in a special video interview.
Dr Mark Smith, the new director general at NATRUE, tells the show’s event director Anne Seeberg about what’s happening in the natural and organic beauty sector.
If you don’t have an uber-dewy complexion and you’re not working your ‘bitten lip’ look every day, then you clearly haven’t got your K-Beauty ‘thang’ down pat! Asian beauty trends have dominated the beauty market since their arrival in 2014. “Asian-ification”, as dubbed by Nicole Tyrimou, beauty and personal care analyst at Euromonitor International, is, […]
Let’s seize on Brexit as an opportunity to legalise good nutrition and outlaw bad food, says Patrick Holford.
Organic September is just days away – hopefully to be marked by spectacular organic marketing materials and customers flocking to your stores.
Pay it forward this month. One small act of organic kindness in the name of natural beauty!
It’s 1967. The Summer of Love. Jimi Hendrix is blaring from the speakers – and Craig Sams is serving up brown rice rissoles to his sensorily-enhanced patrons.
Vegetarian Society goes underground
February 19, 2018 Rosie Greenaway
The Vegetarian Society is to launch its first ever London Underground poster campaign for two weeks this spring, coinciding with National Vegetarian Week 2018 which runs from 14-20 May.
TED-style talks on stage at NPE
The Natural Products Talks Theatre programme at this year’s NPE will feature a mix of fast-paced TED-style talks, dynamic panel discussions and live interviews.
Living Nature Skin Steps land on UK shelves
Living Nature, a certified natural skincare and cosmetics range from New Zealand, has now made its new-look Skin Steps box sets available to the UK market.
Carun Active Hemp conquers the den
Hemp product producer Carun UK secured an investment of £50,000 from Jenny Campbell in a recent edition of BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den.
November 21, 2017 Jane Wolfe
With mounting research emphasizing the crucial part the microbiome plays in preventing and fighting disease, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the best ways to optimize gut health (more…)
Food of the gods
Regularly consuming a little of what you love could have long-term health benefits – even where chocolate is concerned, discovers Rosie Greenaway (more…)
A significant rise in job insecurity since the UK’s decision to leave the EU means people are loath to take time off work – and with an increase in colds and flu, this is leading to higher demand for OTC remedies. Jane Wolfe reports (more…)
Let’s do lunch!
Sharna Waid has been taking a look at how natural products retailers and brands are maximizing the crucial two-hour lunchtime selling period (more…)
As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]
Natural beauty made in Cyprus
Sharna Waid has been finding out how passionate producers in Cyprus are using the fruits of the land to create natural beautifying cosmetics. According to the ancient myth, Aphrodite – the goddess of love and beauty, pleasure and procreation – was born out of the waves off the coast of Cyprus. Aside from attracting three […]