Branded a danger to human health, for many, the banning of the most commonly sold weedkiller in the world — glyphosate — is long overdue. After discovering food containing the herbicide, the European Parliament recently voted in favour of phasing out glyphosate across the continent over the next five years.
The annual health food trade golf day – The Tophill Tournament – is open for entries. The event, run by Colin Tophill, takes place on Wednesday 7th June 2017 at Windlesham Golf Club in Surrey. CLICK HERE for more information as well as to book your place. Sponsors of the event include A. Nelson & Co, Bioglan, […]
Independent health store chain Revital has opened a new London store and completely overhauled its brand identity. “We’ve been expanding – over the last three years we’ve opened five or six new stores – and we’re continuing that trend,” explains Rahil Vora, director. “We’ve seen a growth in the industry and a growth in demand.” […]
The results of research commissioned by NATRUE and carried out by the GfK Group were revealed earlier this month at a conference at the European Parliament in Brussels. “As the terms ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ for cosmetics remain without a regulatory definition to date, private standards exist,” explains Julie Tyrrell, director at NATRUE, so the Exploring the […]
Thousands of commuters at London’s Waterloo station were give some food for thought yesterday (12 November) when they came face to face with a giant billboard message proclaiming ‘Reject GMOs’. The digital ad formed part of a major day of action aimed at warning UK citizens of the hazards of genetically modified foods. Watch the […]
Wild Oats has been a beacon for healthy living for over thirty years. Here, Natural Products editor Jim Manson talks with the store’s founder, Mike Abrahams, about how his own life experiences – and unconventional career path – directly shaped the Wild Oats story When I ask Mike Abrahams if he thinks his career trajectory […]
Natural Products magazine is preparing a feature on the current sugar debate, particularly as it affects products on sale through the health for channel. We’d like to hear what both retailers and brands think about the issue, and his the health food trade should respond. If you’re retailer, and can spare a few minutes answering […]
Natural health expert Dr Marilyn Glenville has developed a new project in conjunction with Champneys Tring where she is putting on four, two-day weekend retreats for women covering different aspects of health. Balancing Your Hormones – Naturally is the first weekend, running from 10-12 October, and is designed for women of all ages to get […]
Following the rebrand of its rice cake portfolio in 2013, Kallo is introducing a slate of new products this year to expand its presence in the wider snacking category, using its ‘eat well, live well’ ethos. The offering includes a series of firsts in the category and includes the launch of super seed cakes, premium […]
Emmanuel Giboulot, the biodynamic winegrower who was taken to court for ignoring an official order to spray his vines with insecticide, has been instructed to pay a fine of €500 by a French court. On 7 April Giboulot, who faced a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a fine of €300,000, was sentenced […]
With so many famous faces now adopting the vegan diet, the number of consumers developing a healthy appetite for vegan food is booming. As a result, the number of companies now registered with the International Vegan Trademark at this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe Show (NOPE) has shot up by a staggering 65%. “Last […]
Gregory Hamilton, currently general manager of Harvey Nichols’ Knightsbridge store, will take up the role of commercial director at Planet Organic in May 2014. Hamilton has held senior management roles at Harvey Nichols for the last ten years. Previous to that he worked at Harrods for ten years. Peter Marsh, CEO of Planet Organic said: […]
With around 65% of adults reported to experience stress or anxiety, Jane Wolfe seeks out some naturally calming influences (more…)
Following a ten-week trial last year, Lidl is rolling out its Healthy Checkout initiative to all of its 600 stores. The initiative, which comes hot on the heels of a National Obesity Forum report into the true extent of the UK’s obesity problem, will see sweets and chocolates removed from checkouts and replaced by healthier […]
Vitamin Center, an Italian distributor of food and sports supplements, and High5, a UK manufacturer of sports nutrition products, are the latest names in the sports nutrition world to sign up to membership of The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA). They join recent recruit Grenade and bring the total membership up to 37 members. […]
Natural Products editor Jim Manson has been to see how new Brighton-based ethical supermarket hiSbe is showing how food retailing should be ‘Happiness’ and ‘supermarkets’. Two words you don’t often see together. But that could all be about to change with the launch of Brighton-based ethical supermarket hiSbe. Standing for ‘how it should be’, hiSbe […]
Over the weekend of September 6-8 the Food Organisation of Denmark delivered a first rate consumer show which inspired and delighted visitors to Aarhus (foodfestival.dk/en/om-food-festival). Last year the show attracted 30,000 visitors and with sunny weather this year it is likely that this figure was exceeded. The setting was idyllic. Next time you are incarcerated […]
Award-winning immune support drink Mune has been re-branded and relaunched. Mune Immune Support comes in two flavours – Original and Revive. Mune Original is tart cherry-based, with black elderberry, lemon, manuka honey and ginger, and Mune Revive combines coconut, pineapple, blood orange, agave nectar and lemon grass. The drinks are free from added sugar and […]
West Yorkshire-based Little Valley Brewery has seen a surge in sales of its award-winning range of premium quality cask and bottle conditioned organic beers. Little Valley recently expanded its production facilities so that it can go from producing 40,000 pints per month to approximately 108,000 in order to meet current demand and find new business […]
EHL Ingredients has launched a premium Mexican oregano onto the UK market . This authentic Mexican variety features the dried leaves of the perennial herb Lippia graveolens and was launched in response to customer demand for an authentic Mexican Oregano herb. Tasneem Backhouse, sales director at EHL Ingredients comments: “Mexican food is reaching new heights of success […]
Abakus Foods creates a crunch with Seaweed Crisps
September 20, 2019 Jane Wolfe
The latest innovation from Abacus Foods is a three-strong line of gluten-free and vegan Seaweed Crisps in Lightly Salted, Salt & Vinegar and Cheese.
News in brief
Organic dairy brand Yeo Valley has unveiled two new additions to its Little Yeos range of children’s yogurt – Strawberry and Natural.
Oxford Street Body Shop store reimagined as ‘activist workshop’
The Oxford Street branch of The Body Shop has been transformed into an ‘activist workshop’ as part of its pledge to revive its early campaigning spirit.
Defra draws up advisory note for organic industry ahead of possible no-deal Brexit
Defra has issued an advisory note for the UK’s organic bodies to distribute among companies in the industry in case of a no-deal exit from Europe.
A tale of two toothbrushes
August 28, 2019 Ross Harris
The UK has a problem, and it’s not just the occasional toothache. Rosie Greenaway books an appointment with the dental care industry to find out what attempts are being made to take the plastic out of periodontology (more…)
Jane Wolfe discovers that consumers are shunning traditional meal times and seeking out tasty but guilt-free, convenient snacks that nutritionally enhance their diet (more…)
Kate Miller talks to the experts about the prevalence of urinary tract infections, old wives’ tales which lead to common misconceptions, and the new smartphone-powered technology which could represent the future of urinalysis (more…)
The UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic is back. Hayley Coristine finds out what’s happening for Organic September this year.
Leading the discussion around sustainability in retail
The Sustainability in Retail Forum is the new conference designed to help senior executives within leading retailers from across the Nordic region meet the ever-evolving challenges around sustainability. Taking place 13 November 2019, at MalmöMässan, Sweden, the event is co-located with the award-winning trade exhibitions Nordic Organic Food Fair and Eco Life Scandinavia. Facing the […]
Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]
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 […]